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Old 08-23-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
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Ethernet card not detected


Hi,
Yesterday i brought an ethernet card called Enter E-100E. On check in KInfoCenter it shows the card attached is "Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co Ltd RTL8139D [Realtek] PCI 10/100Base TX ethernet adaptor (rev 01)" card. I presume it is a Realtek RTL8139D card. It got the card installed in windows and it is working properly, but it is not even detected in Linux. On searching other forums I came to know that the driver is already supported in linux and the module name I think is "8139too". I am using opensuse 10.2. Could someone help me in setting up this card in opensuse?
 
Old 08-23-2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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Well the first step would be to simply load the module:

Code:
sudo modprobe 8139too
To see if anything happens. If that works, then you would want to make the module permanently load from the boot scripts.

Though it is a bit strange that the module would not load itself if it was correct, so you might find this problem is trickier than it appeared originally.
 
Old 08-23-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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Ok I did a modprobe now how will I know if it works. I am a newbie when it comes to networking side. Is there any way I can configure this card through Yast?
 
Old 08-25-2007, 09:20 AM   #4
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I am also having the same problem as you the card is having a fake realtek chipset which is not rtl but rsl

Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co Ltd RTL8139D [Realtek] is not giving the correct rtl8139c chipset instead it is a cheap chipset if you can change your card to a D link it would be advantageus and you would save yourself from a lot of trouble the place where I live D link card is not available so I have to use the same as you are using

in case you wish to use it use ndiswrapper
type #yast2
open software management
search ndiswrapper
install all packages then go to windows device manager check driver tab there u will see driver details

like some *.sys file like slnt.sys might be a different file for you then search .inf file with same name as .sys file in C by windows search property copy this .inf to linux partition (not necessary to do )

then run ndiswrapper -i .inf file

and then your lan card will work check by ifconfig -a
or yast2
network device manager

if these are too tricky steps for you then downlaod a new kernel 2.6.21 or above the required sc92031 driver is there for your card

check the output of lspci the card that you mentioned is Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Unknown device 2031 (rev 01)

and this is using sc92031 chipset


read this page
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux...ed-53132.shtml

the module for your card has been released but I have not been able to make it run till now I am searching how to make it run from past 7 months just check the posts done by me I searched google a lot and lot of linux communities I badly need support to run the lan card but did not got a response have been frustating

from past January 2007
I can give you a lot of links that would say do this do that read this compile this kernel and all the nonsense
better throw this lan card or remove linux from your system this forum would not help you to get the desired result


google keywords for your search are
sc92031 kernel 2.6.21

Last edited by tkmsr; 08-30-2007 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 09:21 AM   #5
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if you are able to make it work then tell me also

Last edited by tkmsr; 08-25-2007 at 09:38 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 02:13 AM   #6
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Quote:
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if you are able to make it work then tell me also
I too couldn't make it work. Trying to compile the supplied linux drivers leads to many errors. Even the makefile that came with it was not correct and I had to edit it in order to start compiling but still lead to errors. So the only option for me was to change the card and asked my vendor to replace it with D-Link card as this card was a duplicate one. So now I got an original D-Link card which was detected and got it configured to work.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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hey this is Novemeber of year 2007 finally I got the solution to my problem which I was searching from february kernel 2.6.22.5 or above has a stable driver for this particular chipset names sc92031.c any one facing this problem can google it , it works now I faced problem with kernel 2.6.21 although it had lan the said driver but did not worked properly.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 03:51 AM   #8
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Thanks tkmsr. Happy to know that you were able to solve the issue. Anyway I replaced the card for an original D-Link card and it was detected as Via rhine and it is working fine. I hope others facing the same problem would be able to solve it now
 
  


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