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Old 11-01-2004, 02:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy abit-nf2/s2g built-in ethernet controller

I have a abit-nf7s2g motherboard with builtin Via Technologies ethernet
controller. I cannot seem to get this working with suse's kernel version

lscpi returns -
Ethernet Controller : Via Technlogies Inc., Unknown Device (3119) rev11"

Also no device is created /dev/eth-bus-pci-xxxx. I also tried to
/dev/MAKEDEV /dev/eth0 - returns with "don't know how to make device".

I am pretty sure I installed the right driver from viaarena's web-site.
the Sbridge integrated ethernet driver. Also, all the installation steps
(compiled, executable(.ko) created and installed "insmod" ) went
thru fine without any error.

How do I debug futhur? Shouldnt the kernel atleast recognise the
device, even if the driver is not installed correctly?
Old 01-25-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
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You've probably got the answer already, but the ethernet controller on your mobo isn't a VT3119 - it's probably a VT6122, since I've a VT6122 chip on my ABIT NF7-S2G mobo...

I have the same problem though, but it's simply because I'm a Linuxnewbie and don't know how to compile and install the driver I've downloaded from


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