Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Installing Network Adapter Driver in Redhat Linux 5.5 Server

www.unixbabuforum.inI have installed REDHAT Linux 5.5 server to IBM System X3500 M4 server but it does not detect the Network Adapter driver. How can I find which is the correct driver & install? 

Please help anyone because this is the first time I'm installing drivers in linux platform 

www.unixbabuforum.inFirst of all find Network card configuration(model) 
from HP documents. 
then try to google and find source code of device driver 
read README file of source code and normally 
./configure; make; make install 
is enough 
reboot system(some times no need..) 
NOTE: you must install development tools like "gcc" ... 
before use "./configure"

www.unixbabuforum.in1) Installing new REDHAT version... Maybe new version can detect your network adapter. 
2) Download and install device driver 
3) Install AIX on IBM!!! 

www.unixbabuforum.infirst check that your card has been detected - run dmesg and check for 
the adaptor or try lspci. 
If its not shown confirm the onboard adaptor is enabled in the bios. If 
it is try fitting another adaptor to the bus and check that. or try a 
USB adator 

www.unixbabuforum.inFirst you have to find if the system is not really seeing the new network card, just run ifconfig command doesn't give you that information. Have you run system-config-network tool? 
You also can install lshw, I used before: 

# yum instal lshw 

# lshw -short 
# lshw -class network 

www.unixbabuforum.inlshw command is not a good way, I think it's not well programmed! 

*** stack smashing detected ***: lshw terminated

www.unixbabuforum.inGo to IBM Support: Fix Central <http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Select the product below. 

When using the keyboard to navigate the page, use the *Alt* and *down 
arrow* keys 
to navigate the selection lists. 

Product Group Select one Algorithmics BladeCenter Clarity 
Systems Cluster software Cognos Enterprise Content Management 
Enterprise Marketing Management Financial Operations IBM 
Operating Systems IBM Systems Director Information Management 
Lotus OpenPages Other Software Platform Computing 
Power Power 
I/O Firmware Power System Management Consoles PureSystems 
Rational Security Systems Smarter Cities SPSS System i 
Networking System p System Storage System x System x 
Hardware Options System x Integrated Solutions Tivoli 
software WebSphere 

Select from System xhh Select one NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure 
nx360 M4 Smart Analytics System 5600 System x iDataPlex 2U Flex 
chassis System x iDataPlex 3U Flex chassis System x iDataPlex dx320 
server System x iDataPlex dx340 server System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 
server System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 server System x iDataPlex dx360 
M4 2U chassis System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 server System x iDataPlex 
dx360 server System x3100 System x3100 M3 System x3100 M4 
x3105 System x3200 System x3200 M2 System x3200 M3 System 
x3250 System x3250 M2 System x3250 M3 System x3250 M4 System 
x3250 M5 System x3300 M4 System x3350 System x3400 System 
x3400 M2 System x3400 M3 System x3450 System x3455 System 
x3500 System x3500 M2 System x3500 M3 System x3500 M4 System 
x3530 M4 System x3550 System x3550 M2 System x3550 M3 System 
x3550 M4 System x3610 System x3620 M3 System x3630 M3 System 
x3630 M4 System x3650 System x3650 M2 System x3650 M3 System 
x3650 M3 HF System x3650 M4 System x3650 M4 HD System x3650 NAS 
System x3650 T System x3655 System x3690 X5 System x3750 M4 
System x3755 System x3755 M3 System x3800 System x3850 
x3850 M2 System x3850 X5 System x3950 System x3950 E System 
x3950 M2 System x3950 X5 

Select from System x3500 M4 Select one 7383 

Operating system Select one All Caldera Open UNIX 8.x Caldera 
OpenLinux DOS/Windows 3.x EFI HPUX Operating system 
independent / None Novell Netware OS/2 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 x86-64 Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x86-64 SCO Linux SCO 
OpenServer SCO UnixWare SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SUSE 
Linux Enterprise Server 10 x64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SUSE 
Linux Enterprise Server 11 x64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 SUSE 
Linux Enterprise Server 8 x86-64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SUSE 
Linux Enterprise Server 9 x64 Solaris SUSE Linux SUSE Linux 
Professional 8 Turbolinux VMware ESX 3.x Server VMware ESX 4.x 
Server Windows 2000 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 
x86-64 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 x86-64 & 2008 
R2 Windows 
Server 2012 Windows NT Windows PE Windows PE x86-64 Windows 
Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 x64 Windows Storage Server 
XP Windows XP x86-64 

and click on Network, then you can download the network driver.. 

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes ?parent=System%2Bx3500%2BM4&product=ibm/systemx/7383&&platform=RHEL+5+x64&a mp;function=all#Network


Kevin Lee said...


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