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Old 01-17-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
takatam
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driver problem with intel pro e1000


hi,

i am trying to install an intel pro e1000 network under mantrake 9.2. unfortunately i am restricted to a 2.4 kernel. however it does not seem to recognise/find the card (or the driver).

i've got the driver from the intel website and compiled/installed it (make install). then using "insmod e1000" i added it to the system (as given in the readme). to my /etc/modules.conf i then added

alias eth0 e1000

and then configured the network card using ifcfg-eth0. restarting the network resulted in a failure.

strangely, when i boot my computer and it's about to start eth0 there's a message saying something about insmod errors. sorry, it was too fast to write it all down.

please let me know what i need to do to get the card working. i'm a newbie so i have little chance on solving it on my own. any help is appreciated (also if i should be posting elsewhere).

from other posts i think this might be helpful.

lspcidrake shows:
unknown : unknown (8086/1076/8086/1113) [NETWORK_ETHERNET]

and modprobe -c|grep eth shows:
alias eth0 e1000

thanks for the help,

tom
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:36 AM   #2
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more info

here some more info taken from a log file, maybe this helps to localise the problem.

from /var/log/syslog:
....
localhost kernel: Intel (R) PRO/1000 network Driver - version 5.5.4-NAPI
localhost kernel: Copyright (c) 1999-2004 Intel Corporation
localhost kernel: e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel (R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: creating config file for eth0
localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: invoke ifplugd eth0
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: Using interface eth0/00:0E:0C.69:55:2F with driver <e1000>
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: Using detection mode: SIOCETHTOOL
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: ifplugd 0.15 successfully initialized, link beat not detected.
localhost network: Shutting down interface eth0: succeeded
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: Exiting
localhost network: Shutting down loopback interface: succeeded
localhost network: Setting network parameters: succeeded
localhost network: Bringing up loopback interface: succeeded
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: Using interface eth0/00:0E:0C.69:55:2F with driver <e1000>
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: Using detection mode: SIOCETHTOOL
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[1714]: ifplugd 0.15 successfully initialized, link beat not detected.
localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed
localhost drakconnect[2016]: ### Program is starting ###
localhost drakconnect[2016]: launched command: /sbin/set-netprofile "default"
localhost drakconnect[2016]: Switching to "default" profile
localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth1
localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth2
....

maybe this can give someone an idea of why it's not working. i have the same card, same driver work flawless on two other machines. this one just has a different motherboard.

thanks for any help,

tom
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:09 PM   #3
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If you're not using 5.6.10.1, download the latest source files from SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000

After un-gzipping and un-tarring, view the README file for installation instructions. It hasn't worked 100% for me yet, but it's alot better than the error messages I was getting ("can't load module e1000", "missing kernel or user mode driver e1000").

Axl
 
Old 01-20-2005, 01:58 AM   #4
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initially i was using an older 5.5.x version which had worked elsewhere. but now i installed the latest (5.6.10.1) one and still the same effect. i get no errors/messages during neither the "make install", nor the "insmod e1000". but when restarting the /etc/init.d/network then it will fail.

i even replced the card with another one in case this was a hardware problem, but no improvement.

i have no idea where the problem could be. i specifically bought this card cause it worked so easily and well before.

thanks for you help anyway
 
  


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