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Old 11-05-2002, 06:50 AM   #1
isoaga
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Linux Support for Gigabyte P4 Titan Mobo


Hi, i've just got a brand new pc with a Gigabyte P4 Titan 667 series -- GA-8st667 mobo and i'm having all kinds of trouble getting linux to function properly. Does anyone know if this mobo is supported or where to find out, i have problems like getting the sound (on board) and network to go, it seems as though linux just can't work the network card. I've tried installing Gentoo without success as it needs network access, and now is running Mandrake 9 but still no sound or network.

Anyone with any ideas please throw em my way, need any other into just ask...

Later.
 
Old 11-05-2002, 04:10 PM   #2
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The drivers are probably there in the kernel for the board's add-ons, its probably the fault of the auto-configuration tools that Mandy uses that tend to lag behind a bit. Brand new gear is always a tad of a headache. If you can, what's the output of /sbin/lspci -v as far as the multimedia and ethernet controllers are concerned, Gigabyte's site is less than specifically helpful.

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Old 11-05-2002, 07:16 PM   #3
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-Wasn't sure which bits were relevant, there are a lot of "unknown devices" so i posted most of the output:

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0646
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0646
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 2.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5591/5592 AGP (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: ec000000-edffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-e7ffffff

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C503/5513 (rev 04)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (prog-if 88 [Master SecP])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS5513 EIDE Controller (A,B step)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at f000 [size=16]

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology: Unknown device a002
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
I/O ports at e400 [size=128]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Memory at ef005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon VE QY (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Unknown device 174b:7118
Flags: bus master, stepping, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Memory at ed000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
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Old 11-05-2002, 07:40 PM   #4
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These should take care of it, but I never trust gear on integrated motherboards... seems like RH8.0 has a blindspot with one of these 2 devices lately, which sucks because every joker on the planet has this NIC:

modprobe i810_audio
modprobe 8139too

Hopefully it'll just wake up, remeber that and not have a tardation attack on the next boot, but if not I know you can at least make the ethernet module load by adding the line to /etc/modules.conf:

alias eth0 8139too


Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-05-2002, 08:12 PM   #5
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thanx for your help...
when i run the modprobe i810_audio i get the following error:

[root@bullroarer root]# modprobe i810_audio
/lib/modules/2.4.19-16mdkenterprise/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o.gz: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.19-16mdkenterprise/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o.gz failed
modprobe: insmod i810_audio failed


the "modprobe 8139too" seems to work fine but still no network access and btw, the "alias eth0 8139too" line already exists in the /etc/modules.conf file

 
Old 11-05-2002, 08:31 PM   #6
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How do you get your IP address? dhcp? static? pppoe?

If its a static:

ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.23 up
ping 192.168.1.1

If dhcp:

dhcpcd eth0

Your device is running, you just haven't configured it. If either of the above work, try editing the file: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcg-eth0 (or something close to that...) It has blanks for all the important questions, if this is dhcp, you just have to give that an =YES.

I'll look into the sound card some more, maybe the module changed, the page I was looking at was a year and a half old.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-05-2002, 08:34 PM   #7
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Wait, I just realised... this is Mandrake, they use the ALSA modules typically... If the command "/sbin/lspci" lists a mountain of modules stacked within one another... then its loaded alsa, which comes muted by default. You might want to check your mixer settings under Multimedia from whichever desktop you're using.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 07-18-2003, 12:00 AM   #8
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Re: Linux Support for Gigabyte P4 Titan Mobo

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Originally posted by isoaga
Hi, i've just got a brand new pc with a Gigabyte P4 Titan 667 series -- GA-8st667 mobo and i'm having all kinds of trouble getting linux to function properly. Does anyone know if this mobo is supported or where to find out, i have problems like getting the sound (on board) and network to go, it seems as though linux just can't work the network card. I've tried installing Gentoo without success as it needs network access, and now is running Mandrake 9 but still no sound or network.

Anyone with any ideas please throw em my way, need any other into just ask...

Later.
I have this exact same board. There appears to be some kind of incompatibility with this Ethernet chip and the drivers. It does the same thing in Windows. Basically, linux(or windows) will see the chip, but it cannot establish a link. Installing new drivers for windows fixed the problem in windows, but there are no newer drivers for linux. However, if you boot windows with the new driver and then warm boot linux, it will work fine. This has been my workaround. Luckily, I'm running a dual-boot system which doesn't get shut down often, so this is more of a nuisance than a major problem.
 
  


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