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Old 04-11-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy eth0 not working on realtek 8139


Hi all!

I'm having some problems getting the net (and as far as I can tell, more deeply, my network card) working in KDE Mandrake.

On boot it gives me the message:
bringing up interface eth0: [Failed]

and the sound card also doesn't load, although thats a less urgent problem currently (although possibly connected?)

The network card is:
Realtek RTL 8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
As I say, I'm on mandrake (10.0) and using KDE.

Its NOT the problem I've seen other people with whereby the net still works, mine totally refuses to connect (which I presume isn't the fault of konqueror).

I don't know what other information you might need?

I've tried reinstalling the card but that didn't help, I'm totally new to linux, so I don't really know what else to try.

Thanks for the help people,
 
Old 04-11-2004, 08:56 AM   #2
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has the module loaded? check what lsmod says. i'd recommend using 8139too over rtl8139. also when you try to start the interface, what messages are placed in the output from dmesg?
 
Old 04-11-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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As I say, I'm totally new to linux (did my first ever install earlier today), so I've tried to find out what you asked, but please correct me if I've got the wrong bit:

Typing lsmod into the terminal tells me that 8139too is loaded (and is used by mii whatever that may be).

I'm not entirely sure what you meant by that last sentence, but typing dmesg into the terminal, I found the lines:
8139too Fast Ethernet Driver 0.9.27
Eth0: Realtek RTL8139 at 0xd0804000 00:40:2b:26:6d:f8, IRQ17
Eth0: Identified 8139 Chip type 'RTL-8100b/8139D'

If thats any help.

Many thanks for the reply.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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ok so the driver is loaded... now try starting the interface and rnu dmesg again. how are you trying to obtain an IP? static or DHCP?
 
Old 04-11-2004, 10:45 AM   #5
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
ok so the driver is loaded... now try starting the interface and rnu dmesg again. how are you trying to obtain an IP? static or DHCP?
Isn't that what I just did?

And DHCP.

Everything works fine in windows XP by the way, so its not a hardware problem.

Thanks again
 
Old 04-11-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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Had the same problem for weeks.

GO to boot manager in control center and enable option "noapic" on boot.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 12:34 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Rnd227
Had the same problem for weeks.

GO to boot manager in control center and enable option "noapic" on boot.
When I do that, both the eth0 and the soundcard pass, but then when it tries to load KDE, it hangs? It stays on the screen with just a blue background and the cursor as a cross, before the splash screen where it tells you what its doing.

Incidentally, what is noapic?

Thanks for your help,
 
Old 04-11-2004, 01:53 PM   #8
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Apic is (if I understand correctly) BIOS related : its a way to handle I/O on (pci ?) cards.

Shouldn't be related to the start or non start of KDE

Maybe you should try to start in console mode and check if your network configuration starts properly. If it is (and noapic helped) then try to launch X and in case of failure look at the log and tell what it says... we'll take it from there...
 
Old 04-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #9
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Wow.. I just rebooted into linux, and its all loaded fine, with the net working and everything.

I guess its either worked itself out or I comitted the fatal mistake of not leaving it long enough.

Thanks so much for your help everyone.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:46 PM   #10
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I have the same problem. But I do not run any X.

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GO to boot manager in control center and enable option "noapic" on boot.
Sounds good! But where do I find this setting in the consol?

//alex
 
  


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