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Old 03-14-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
mjlopez
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Question LAN card realtek RTL8139 does NOT work in notebook


Hi!!
I have a notebook with dual booting, windows 2000 and
linux mandrake 9.0
The LAN Ethernet card realtek RTL8139/810 works perfectly
under windows.
When I installed Linux mandrake 9.0 it recognized the card
as rtl8139, however the Ethernet connection does NOT
work under linux.
Any suggestion about what might be the problem and
how to solve it?
Thank you in advance
Maria
 
Old 03-15-2003, 12:22 AM   #2
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i have the same exact prob it drivin me crazy i cant find how to fix it anywear
 
Old 03-15-2003, 06:48 AM   #3
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well what does ifconfig say? how does it "not work" ? have you tried using the 8139too module instead of trl8139? have you even set the network interface up at all? please provide as much information as you can, we can't help you on what you've provided so far.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 12:11 PM   #4
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Hi again,
Yes Chris, I was too short of information....
I'll try to provide more "useful" information on
the problem now:

1. I am using the 8139too module

2. I can 'ping' to my own machine but it does not get out,
even to the local network.

3. the 'ifconfig' command says:
*************begins ifconfig **************************
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:CA:B6:EB:CE
inet addr:157.88.38.4 Bcast:157.88.38.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:360 (360.0 b)
Interrupt:9 Base address:0x9400

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:445 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:445 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:29054 (28.3 Kb) TX bytes:29054 (28.3 Kb)
****************ends ifconfig************************

4. The booting information provided by 'dmesg' is:
****************begins dmesg***********************
Linux version 2.4.19-16mdk (quintela@bi.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.0 3.2-1mdk)) #1 Fri Sep 20 18:15:05 CEST 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009e800 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009e800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000d0000 - 00000000000d8000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001def0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001def0000 - 000000001deff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001deff000 - 000000001df00000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000001df00000 - 000000001e000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
480MB LOWMEM available.
Advanced speculative caching feature not present
On node 0 totalpages: 122880
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 118784 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=302 devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi quiet
ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
No local APIC present or hardware disabled
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1792.726 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 3578.26 BogoMIPS
Memory: 483660k/491520k available (1176k kernel code, 7404k reserved, 444k data, 136k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
CPU: L1 I cache: 12K, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz stepping 04
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9ae, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router SIS [1039/0008] at 00:02.0
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:02.7
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:06.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:0c.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:0d.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS not found.
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
devfs: v1.12a (20020514) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe8000000, mapped to 0xde800000, size 32768k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=7
vesafb: protected mode interface info at cb13:0008
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Looking for splash picture.... found (800x600, 30412 bytes).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x16
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
SIS5513: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 15
SIS5513: chipset revision 208
SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
SiS5513
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1020-0x1027, BIOS settings: hdaio, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1028-0x102f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
hda: FUJITSU MHR2030AT, ATA DISK drive
hdc: QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-081, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 58605120 sectors (30006 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=3648/255/63
Partition check:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p4
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 51k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:02.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:02.3
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe0914000, IRQ 5
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.2, Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:02.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:02.2
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe0916000, IRQ 5
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.3, Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (#2)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
Adding Swap: 1084376k swap-space (priority -1)
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: QSI Model: DVD/CDRW SBW-081 Rev: NXA5
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
MSDOS FS: IO charset iso8859-1
MSDOS FS: Using codepage 850
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.25
PCI: Enabling device 00:08.0 (0000 -> 0003)
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:06.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:0c.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:0d.0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xe09e9400, 00:40:ca:b6:eb:ce, IRQ 9
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
eth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 0000.
Linux Kernel Card Services Kernel Version
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:0c.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:06.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:0d.0
Yenta IRQ list 0c98, PCI irq9
Socket status: 30000007
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
PCI: Enabling device 00:02.7 (0000 -> 0001)
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:02.7
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
Splash status on console 0 changed to off
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Tx queue start entry 10 dirty entry 6.
eth0: Tx descriptor 0 is 00002000.
eth0: Tx descriptor 1 is 00002000.
eth0: Tx descriptor 2 is 00002000. (queue head)
eth0: Tx descriptor 3 is 00002000.
eth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 0000.
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Tx queue start entry 4 dirty entry 0.
eth0: Tx descriptor 0 is 00002000. (queue head)
eth0: Tx descriptor 1 is 00002000.
eth0: Tx descriptor 2 is 00002000.
eth0: Tx descriptor 3 is 00002000.
eth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 0000.
****************ends dmesg*************************

May I provide some more usefull information on my problem???
Than you again
Maria
 
Old 03-17-2003, 12:16 PM   #5
tcaptain
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I have a quick question....

I'm assuming its a pcmcia card...I'm also assuming that pcmcia is started before the network is (I had a problem with that in Mdk 9.0 on my laptop...network would start...get nothing...THEN pcmcia would start up...)

Are you using dhcp on your network to configure the card? Or is it hooked into a cablemodem direct? (well that would be dhcp too I guess)
 
  


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