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Networking is notworking

I'm trying Fedora Core 2 on my laptop, but it's not able to use either of my network interfaces which both worked fine under SuSE 9.0.

The laptop is a Dell Latitude D266XT, connected to its minidock. The dock has an Ethernet connector based on a 3c905 chip. FC2 properly senses this interface and assigns eth0 to it. But when I try to activate it through the Network Configuration control panel, it says "Determining IP information for eth0..." then about a minute later it says "failed." /var/log/messages is very chatty during that minute it's working; it starts out by logging "dhclient: sit0: unknown hardware address type 776" often, as well as things like "eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e000" and eth0: Transmit error, Tx status register 90." It continues to log errors to the messages log every few seconds even after it gives up.

The laptop also has a 3Com Megahertz 10/100 PCMCIA card in it, which FC2 also detects and assigns eth1 to. When I try to activate it, Network Configuration says "3c574_cs device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization." I don't understand how FC2 could autodetect a card then say it's not present? When I try to activate eth1, /var/log/messages says nothing about it.

This is a brand-new fresh install of FC2; getting the network up is the very first thing I'm trying to do after a vanilla install of it. I'd prefer to be able to get the PCMCIA network card working so I don't have to lug the dock around.

Any help would be appreciated!

- B

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