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Hi! I am currently working on my first linux distro Mandrakelinux 10.1 official I downloaded from this website. But I can't seem to get my ethernet card work. But when I boot under windows xp it just works fine (as I am using it now). At boot, there is one line which says 'Failed to bring up eth0'. I read other threads similar to my case but didn't work.
I copied several lines (with the line with 'failed' note) from /var/log/messages which I thought would be relevant:
Sep 12 15:24:40 localhost harddrake: succeeded
Sep 12 15:24:40 localhost network: Setting network parameters: succeeded
Sep 12 15:24:41 localhost network: Bringing up loopback interface: succeeded
Sep 12 15:24:41 localhost ifup: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Function not implemented
Sep 12 15:24:41 localhost ifup: Failed to bring up eth0.
Sep 12 15:24:41 localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed
Sep 12 15:24:41 localhost portmap: portmap startup succeeded
Sep 12 15:24:45 localhost kernel: via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample rate.
Sep 12 15:24:45 localhost kernel: Please try dxs_support=1 or dxs_support=4 option
Sep 12 15:24:45 localhost kernel: and report if it works on your machine.
Sep 12 15:24:46 localhost alsa: succeeded
Sep 12 15:24:46 localhost alsa: succeeded
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 10
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost kernel: Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c0322b60(lo)
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost kernel: IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost net.agent: how do I bring interfaces up on this distro?
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost net.agent: add event not handled
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost sshd: Server listening on :: port 22.
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost sshd: error: Bind to port 22 on 0.0.0.0 failed: Address already in use.
Sep 12 15:24:48 localhost sshd: startup succeeded
Sep 12 15:25:07 localhost python: Site list is missing: mailman
Sep 12 15:25:07 localhost python:
Sep 12 15:25:07 localhost mailman: python startup failed
Same type of lines with the same errors were found at /var/log/syslog. And no line with error at var/log/dmesg. The ethernet card is detected with its module ne2k-pci.
Anyone pls help me with this one. Im working with this one for about a month now. thanks.
I am very much grateful for your help. Pls bear with me through this problem.
>Ok, first check to see if the ne2k-pci module is >loaded by doing:
>/sbin/lsmod | grep ne2k-pci
>It should give you two lines, one for the ne2k-pci >module and another for the card using the module >(your RealTek)
ne2k-pci 7584 0
9390 7936 1 ne2k-pci
>If it succeeds, then try:
>/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Function not implemented
>If the ne2k-pci module is not loading on startup, >but you can load it manually, try adding this line to >your /etc/modules.conf file:
>alias eth0 ne2k-pci
The file already has this line
When I entered "dmesg | grep eth0", it detected my eth Realtek-8029.