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Old 04-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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installed fedora lan driver - still no outside connection


I installed Fedora core 1 and loaded the stock fedora module: echo "alias eth0 sk98lin" >> /etc/modules.conf as root. The network activity light came on behind the box and the router lit up for that port. However, it can not connect to the outside world. The browser says: network connection refused. I am unable to activate eth0 in the network configuration. After I check activate, it gives an error that it is unable to activate. Also, I played around and set a static route in the configuration and used the lan router address. It did not like that, so I removed the entry, now when I go into the network configuration, it says 'static routes file eth0 is invalid.' I do not know what else to do to remove the 'static routes file eth0 is invalid message.' The ethernet adapter is integrated onto the motherboard and is listed as a Marvel gigabyte sk98 ethernet adapter.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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To use a router with a nic you need to set hdcp before activating it.
With reference to this thread I guess?

To recap: you have used this package to install the driver... you stuck the alias in there for eth0... you tried rebooted and got:

sk98lin device does not seem to be present, delaying initialization

correct?

try: ifconfig eth0 up (show up the command and output)

One thing that wasn't clear in your previous posts was: why did you think the sk98lin driver would run your card?

lspci says:
/sbin/lspci | grep Ethernet
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Galileo Technology Ltd.: Unknown device 4362 (rev 19)

does lsmod show your driver?
does dmesg mention your card and/or driver?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 09:26 PM   #3
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Ok, here is what I found:

ifconfig eth0 up: unknown interface: no such device

/sbin/lspci | grep Ethernet
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Galileo Technology Ltd.: unknown device 4362 (rev 19)

lsmod: sk98lin no adapter found

Also found this in lsmod, not sure if related to problem:
Irq routing conflict for 02:00.0 have irq11, want irq8
Irq routing conflict for 05:00.0 have irq11, want irq8

I assumed that echo "alias eth0 sk98lin" >> /etc/modules.conf would load the driver. I am learning as I go how the kernel and the interfaces work.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #4
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Additional ethernet controller info:
Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E gigabyte ethernet controller

That is the integrated on-board controller.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #5
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Have a look at: http://kerneltrap.org/node/3419

OK - you need to resolve those IRQ conflicts. Do this in BIOS.
If the driver does not appear in lsmod, then it isn't loaded.
The alias line is to inform fedora that eth0 is the same as sk98lin. So I suppose you could try: ifconfig sk98lin up?

Do I take it you have two ethernet cards present, one on board and another pci?

To load a module, do: modprobe <module>

However - it is a good idea to show what commands you run as well as the results.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 10:08 PM   #6
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I have the patch, but will need to reread the link before patching. I am pasting my modules.conf if that can be of any help.
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias sound-slot-0 via82cxxx_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
alias eth0 sk98lin
alias eth0 sk98lin

I have only one ethernet card, the one integrated with the motherboard.

I typed the command 'ifconfig sk98lin up?' and linux had a problem with it. Do I need to modprobe sk98lin (was that done already with the alias command?) and then apply the patch? I just opened the patch zip file and it looks like a patch disk is to be made from the rawrite executable.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 09:17 PM   #7
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I unzipped the patch, booted with a dos boot disk, ran the bat file and it reported a successful installation. Then booted to Fedora and tried to activate the device. It said 'sk98lin device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.' What puzzles me is the device is listed as configured in the network manager.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 03:25 AM   #8
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I unzipped the patch, booted with a dos boot disk, ran the bat file and it reported a successful installation
I'm sorry - that only installed the driver into DOS/W32. You need to install it in GNU/Linux. How on earth is the DOS BAT file suppoed to write to the linux partitions?

Are you sure you have read the same link as me?
 
Old 05-10-2006, 09:20 PM   #9
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Yes, I followed the thread in your link. Patch.zip was the only hyperlink that worked. The others gave a runtime error. I unziped it, used a dos boot floppy and ran the bat file. I assumed it modified the rom on the board.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 11:26 PM   #10
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Oh-kay... did you resolve that IRQ conflict?
Quote:
Irq routing conflict for 02:00.0 have irq11, want irq8
Irq routing conflict for 05:00.0 have irq11, want irq8
... look those devices up in lsmod output.

related threads:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=427409
... not actually your problem but it explains a lot about what is going on. There are also some lines of inquiry suggested, which may help you too.
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man4/sk98lin.4.html
... this is the man page for the sk98lin driver.
have you tried: modprobe sk98lin
assigning an IP to the card
examining the content of /proc/net/sk98lin
 
Old 05-20-2006, 08:06 PM   #11
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I followed the links and read the entire thread. I have a multi boot hard drive. Can Fedora core 5 be installed using the same boot and root partitions as Fedora core 1 (hda2 and hda3)? Also, to resolve the irq conflict, I can either let the bios or the operating system configure the irq for the devices. Is there a prefered method?
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:54 PM   #12
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Can Fedora core 5 be installed using the same boot and root partitions as Fedora core 1?
No. Why?
When you install FC5, it will destructively overwrite the partitions you specify.
Generally, you can only share swap partitions - you should keep multi-boot distros as seperate as possible since you don't want them writing to each others config files (or files which require a config change).

You should, of course, be replacing FC1 with FC5. Unless you have a compelling reason to keep the former?

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Also, to resolve the irq conflict, I can either let the bios or the operating system configure the irq for the devices. Is there a prefered method?
Best to try bios first - this changes the irq's for everything, so updates won't have the conflict issue either.

Did you look up the devices (2:00.0 and 5:00.0) in lspci?
 
Old 05-23-2006, 09:05 PM   #13
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I want to update to see if that resolves my issues with Core 1. I was refering to my fedora core 1 manual and the installer gives 3 options for manually partitioning a hard drive. I did not see any reference for installing over an existing partion. When you stated 'When you install FC5, it will destructively overwrite the partitions you specify.' Am I correct to assume that the Core 5 installer gives me the option to remove and reformat the core 1 partions and leave the remaining partions intact?
 
  


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