Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by Vokbain, Jan 27, 2003.
Anybody know the name of the onboard ethernet on the beige g3 towers?
Could be. My linux is demanding to know what my ethernet device is, and I don't know what to tell it. RJ35 isn't an option.
ohhhhh.... dunno. RJ35 is just the name of the cable.
not even, it's RJ45. and that's just the specification of the method of communication. the cable is Category-5.
G3 towers should have a RJ45 connector. If you go older you might have AAUI which can be converted to RJ45 with an adapter.
That's not what matters. Check on one of those Apple history sites, they might have the name of the onboard ethernet controller. It's probably proprietary though, in which case you would look for an "Apple onboard ethernet" or similiar option. Which distro is this?
i told vokey on ICQ to look on the mobo for the controller itself... he said he couldn't find anything
and he implied that there was no built-in option...
My old 5200 used a comm slot instead of a pci slot. I had an RJ45 connector throught it.
And yet I still don't know where your avatar is from!
I'm using Yellowdog.
The one I looked at was in the blue and white G3, not the beige one. I cannot see the one in it without taking it apart, as the drive bays are blocking access to the mobo.
Yellowdog? I've never even heard of that distro . Are you sure it's not one of the sub-distro release version names (i.e. Debian 3.0 is called 'woody', 2.x is called 'potato', Red Hat 7.x I believe is called 'valhalla')?
How interesting. Just about every distro has a PowerPC version too though, just an fyi.
YellowDog is one of the major PPC distros.
Largest two are LinuxPPC and YellowDog
See my followup post. "Major" PowerPC-exclusive distro is the appropriate term.
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