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Old 05-28-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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No ethernet even w/ ethernet cable attached on TinyCore Linux


I am trying to install Tiny Core Linux as the operating system on my ASUS Eee PC 1000HA. When I booted the operating system, I wanted to test everything out to see if I could be comfortable with the switch. I have experimented with Tiny Core a bit and I know how to install files and whatnot, but here is my problem:

If I wanted to begin installing applications to see how they run on the Eee, I would have to hook up an ethernet cord, and then download the wifi drivers. When I hook up the ethernet cord, it doesn't automatically connect to the network. I went into the control panel and enabled the DHCP Client, and then I went to the appsbrowser and tried to search for a package, but it told me there was no connection, and that I should try later. I tried restarting the Eee and boot up again, this time with the ethernet cable plugged in, but I still get no connection. I tried the DHCP Client again, but noticed that everytime I close out of the window, the DHCP Client resets itself to off.

Anybody have any clue what I should do?
 
Old 05-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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The Eee PCs use the atheros chipsets.
Is the correct module loading for the ethernet adapter? Look at the output of the lsmod command.

Does the output of the ifconfig command show a valid ethernet adapter for eth0?
ifconfig -a

Does the output of the ethtool command show the link active?
ethtool eth0

I assume your connecting the net book to a router of some type.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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The Eee PCs use the atheros chipsets.
Is the correct module loading for the ethernet adapter? Look at the output of the lsmod command.

Does the output of the ifconfig command show a valid ethernet adapter for eth0?
ifconfig -a

Does the output of the ethtool command show the link active?
ethtool eth0

I assume your connecting the net book to a router of some type.
Okay, I've entered "ifconfig -a" into the terminal, and I get this:

Quote:
dummy0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 26:2B:2E:52:1B:F5
UP BROADCAST RUNNING NOARP MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1248 (1.2 KiB) TX bytes:1248 (1.2 KiB)
I've tried both "ethtool eth0" and "ethtool dummy0" but all I get is:

Quote:
tc@box:~$ ethtool eth0
sh: ethtool: not found
tc@box:~$
Quote:
tc@box:~$ ethtool dummy0
sh: ethtool: not found
tc@box:~$
This system is running from RAM, so I don't know if that would be making a difference with that "dummy0" because shouldn't that be "eth0"?
 
Old 05-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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FWIW I found this:
http://wiki.tinycorelinux.com/tiki-i...hlight=network
http://tinycorelinux.com/forum/index...3Btopic=1163.0

I have not had any luck finding what network adapters are supported. I think you would be happier with regular distribution. easy peasy is Ubuntu remastered for netbooks.

http://www.geteasypeasy.com/

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