eth0 problem

Scot L. Harris webid at
Fri Aug 20 19:27:54 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 15:11, Buddy Hummler wrote:
> Hello, I'm in need of some assistance.
> I have a Dell Inspiron 3800 that I just installed Fedora Core 2 on 
> (downloaded from Fedora's website). I'm trying to get online, but have been 
> unsuccessful. When the computer is starting up it says "xirc2ps_cs device 
> eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization. [failed]"   My 
> network is configured correctly, but I'm not getting any sign that my 
> network card is working. I had Fedora Core 1 installed before and it said 
> the same thing about the device not being present and that it failed, but I 
> was still able to get online - however, I ran into much difficulty when 
> trying to download updates from RHN.
> Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? Or can someone point me in 
> the right direction?

pcmcia network card?

Under the network configuration uncheck the option to start at boot

When the pcmcia services are started the network card will be started
anyway.  <insert standard rant here about this BUG>

Also after you get on the network configure yum for a mirror.  If you
try and use the standard redhat servers you will find they are over
loaded.  Also I have found yum to be much faster than up2date.

Scot L. Harris
webid at

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