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4. The mainboard's LAN adapter

4.1 Making it work...

If your board came with the optional on-board LAN card, you have a Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Fast Ethernet card, this card is supported by Linux kernels 2.4 and later (that I know of, as I only use 2.4 kernels).

To make it work you should type

modprobe sis900

and you should see something like this in your syslog:

  sis900.c: v1.08.02 11/30/2001
  eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd400, IRQ 5, 00:d0:09:ea:7a:98.

or type

dmesg | less and scroll to see the kernel messages.

If everything went fine, you may add sis900 to /etc/modules so it will autoload everytime you boot:

echo "sis900" >> /etc/modules

(or echo "alias eth0 sis900" >> /etc/modutils/aliases && update-modules for the module to be loaded when needed, go for that if you have a Debian system)

Pay attention to the double >, or you will have troubles :]

or compile it in your kernel, where you should say Y to SiS 900/7016 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support in your kernel configuration.

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