Problem installing Mandrake 8.2 on Acer Veriton 5500

James McNeill james at
Wed Sep 4 13:13:19 EST 2002

for a really thourough description of NIC installation, have a look through
the ethernet howto:

with any luck, mandrake will have the driver for your card, so give this a
cd to:  /lib/modules/????/net   where ???? is your kernel version.
type:  insmod ./eepro100.o

if you don't get any errors, this probably worked. you'll want to add
eepro100 to the modules that get loaded at startup, but I don't know where
mandrake keeps it's modules file.
type 'ifconfig -a' to see if the interface is going. if it's not, you will
need to manually configure the interface using ifconfig (try 'ifconfig eth0

good luck ;}

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor Markwart" <markwart at>
To: <linux at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:40 PM
Subject: Problem installing Mandrake 8.2 on Acer Veriton 5500

| Have tried a number of times to install Mandrake 8.2 on an Acer Veriton
| 5500 however the network card was not recognised, and couldn't seem to
| install it manually (eepro100) because of my lack of knowledge. Could
| anyone point me at simple instructions to manually install networking,
| otherwise I'll use SUSE which does recognise the network card.
| Victor

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