LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
silex_88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
Dell Precision 670 Integrated NIC REFUSES to work with linux


The POS works fine with windows XP 64-bit.

When I install fedora (I've tried both i386 and x86_64), while the kernel loads it displays the Bringing up interface eth0: [OK].

When X is booted, the device appears as active, and is detected as Intel Corporation 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

All the IP/gateway information is correct and double-checked (same as under windows where it works fine).

e1000 driver appears when I do lsmod.

Tried SUSE; doesn't work either.

Suggestions? I know Dell is utter shit buy I'm stuck with it.

The next step is to contact dell tech support, please don't let it come to that!
 
Old 07-03-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
Half_Elf
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
Ok, so I take that your network card have a valid ip and that the routing is correct, right?
What's happen when you try to ping/reach a website then? What kind of error message do you get?
consider posting the output of :
lspci
ifconfig
route -n
cat /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 07-05-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
silex_88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
little update on the situation, i was \tying to further diagnose the problem (tried pinging the gateway ip, didn't work) when the computer hanged, so i restart it and it takes a while to load. so it chugs along, booting at about 1/4 speed, and when gnome is loaded its also really unresponsive. i open a terminal, and lo and behold instead of [X@localhost ~] it gave me a name (X@blahblah) and I can ping the gateway and the internet is suddenly working.

BUT its still really unresponsive. completely flabbergasted it suddenly worked (I didn't change any settings before it crashed) I try rebooting again to see if it still works. It doesn't, instead it boots full speed and I can no longer ping gateway or any external ip.

when i ping anything it simply returns a "host not found" error.

has anyone else experienced something similar?

hi half_elf,

relevant output from lspci:

03:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82454GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 04)

ifconfig:
eth0:
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:3F:46:65:8D
inet addr:129.6.104.159
inet6 addr:fe80::212:3fff:fe46:658d/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1442 errors:3875 dropped:7750 overruns:3875 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes: 145038 (141.6 KiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Base address:0xdcc0 Memory:dfee0000-dff000000
lo:
Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2365366 (2.2 MiB) TX bytes:2365366 (2.2 MiB)

route -n:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
129.6.104.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
0.0.0.0 129.6.104.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

Last edited by silex_88; 07-05-2005 at 02:46 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
silex_88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
half_elf you still out there? :P
 
Old 07-05-2005, 04:35 PM   #5
Half_Elf
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
well yes, but I am lost... obliviously, there is something terribly wrong about your card or the driver but I can't really tell you what. Do you see something odd or unusual if you type "dmesg" ?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
silex_88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
K there a few warnings and errors in the output of dmesg:

shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
shpchp:acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5

...repeated like 5 times, not sure what they mean.

then there is:

e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog_tak: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: no IPv6 routers present

where the first 2 lines appear again several times
 
Old 07-06-2005, 10:24 AM   #7
Half_Elf
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
ok, something wrong about the PCI bus... My guess would be to try to add "pci=noacpi" to boot option (edit the "append=" line in lilo.conf then type "lilo"... I don't know grub much but it should be about the same), maybe your acpi implementation is buggy about pci.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 10:54 AM   #8
silex_88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hmm, it didn't seem to help. I make sure I pass the pci=noacpi option when I boot the kernel from grub but the acpi daemon still runs (not sure if this is normal) and I still can't ping the gateway.

Unless you have any other suggestions I'm going to try another distribution (which probably won't help, but is probably worth a try).

Oh and thanks for the help!
 
Old 07-06-2005, 11:57 AM   #9
Half_Elf
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
I'm lost I don't have other suggestion right now, unless you want to learn to recompile your kernel (then yes I would have some suggestion )
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing linux on Dell precision 670 doesn't work hardian_97 Linux - Newbie 3 08-04-2005 06:41 AM
RH 7.3 install on a Dell 670 w/ Serial ATA Simul8 Linux - Software 2 03-21-2005 12:18 PM
AIC-7901A U320 Dell Precision 670 Linux 2.4 Not Found - Build from Source? initself Linux - Hardware 2 12-21-2004 06:22 PM
Problem with kernel 2.6 on a Dell Precision 670 aceroni Linux - Hardware 3 11-03-2004 10:21 AM
Dell 5100 Integrated Broadcom NIC Rowdy Linux - Hardware 1 04-25-2003 09:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration