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Old 04-23-2002, 11:25 PM   #1
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NIC Drivers - How do I install them?


I have an IBM 390X laptop with a CardBus 10/100 PCMCIA NIC in it. I have RedHat 7.1, and the install went off (fairly) smoothly, although when I booted into Linux I got a message from Kudzo (?) telling me that the hardware configuration for the NIC was being removed.... Why is this? I have hardware that (for some reason) is not being installed by Linux, how do I tell it to install the drivers? Thanks! -- Jim
 
Old 04-23-2002, 11:30 PM   #2
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What's the exact make/model of the card, and the driver that it should be using (if you know)? Type "dmesg |less" (no qoutes) and review the output for any error messages regarding PCM/CIA sevices, the NIC, or module loading. Post the relavant info here.
 
Old 04-24-2002, 07:50 AM   #3
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Adapter not working

According to Windows (that's all I have to go on), the card is an IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus adapter.

When Linux first started up and (I can't remember its name.... I've been up all night at this... <yawn>) utility said that it was removing it from the configuration, the name it gave for the card sounded correct. I told it to go ahead and remove it, thinking that, perhaps, it would re-install it. I rebooted, and got no error messages, but

ip address show

only shows my loopback IP address, and then a multicase address for adapter #2. My PC at home shows an IP address for its adapter though.

When I installed Linxu at home for a workstation, I remember setup asking me about setting up my IP address. I was never asked this though when setting up this laptop. I was asked for a hostname though, and I don't recall being asked that for the home PC. It's going to be very hard to post contents of the log files in here, since I have to shutdown and reboot into windows to come back and post. If you can tell me the steps for finding / installing drivers, and some idea of what I might be looking for, I can probably find it. I just don't even know where to begin at the moment.

I am quite knowledgeable and experienced, just not with Linux. I am a 25 year DOS / Windows verteran. Thanks. -- Jim
 
Old 04-24-2002, 09:36 AM   #4
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How do i get the NIC driver / IP address?????

I (may have) resolved the telnet issue-- I don't know, because the NIC card isn't working and Linux in its usual fashion seems to give no indication of WHY (ugh.)

I don't know if it sees the NIC or not, or if it just isn't pulling an IP addres. None of the instructions explicit says simply how to reneew the darn address.... Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. I'm at my witts end with this. I hate it.

Here is the output of "ip address show"

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 brd 127.255.255.255 scope host lo
3: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop qlen 100
link/ether 00:06:29:15:f6:ff brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

Here is the output from dmsg

Linux version 2.4.2-2 (root@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-79)) #1 Sun Apr 8 20:41:30 EDT 2001
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 @ 0000000000000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000400 @ 000000000009fc00 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000017400 @ 00000000000e8c00 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000007ef0000 @ 0000000000100000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000000fc00 @ 0000000007ff0000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000400 @ 0000000007fffc00 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000017400 @ 00000000fffe8c00 (reserved)
On node 0 totalpages: 32752
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone DMA has max 32 cached pages.
zone(1): 28656 pages.
zone Normal has max 223 cached pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
zone HighMem has max 1 cached pages.
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=303 BOOT_FILE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 398.052 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 794.62 BogoMIPS
Memory: 126412k/131008k available (1365k kernel code, 4208k reserved, 92k data, 236k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 128K
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After generic, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Celeron (Mendocino) stepping 0a
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.37 (20001109) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9c5, last bus=4
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Unknown bridge resource 0: assuming transparent
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:02.0
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
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 version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.14)
Starting kswapd v1.8
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
block: queued sectors max/low 83866kB/27955kB, 256 slots per queue
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 11
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x10c0-0x10c7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x10c8-0x10cf, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: IBM-DBCA-204860, ATA DISK drive
hdc: CRN-8241B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 9514260 sectors (4871 MB) w/420KiB Cache, CHS=592/255/63, UDMA(33)
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 > hda3 hda4
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
Serial driver version 5.02 (2000-08-09) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10d
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 236k freed
Adding Swap: 136544k swap-space (priority -1)
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.251 $ time 20:53:29 Apr 8 2001
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.2
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1060, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
Winbond Super-IO detection, now testing ports 3F0,370,250,4E,2E ...
SMSC Super-IO detection, now testing Ports 2F0, 370 ...
parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
ip_conntrack (1023 buckets, 8184 max)
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03.0
PCI: The same IRQ used for device 00:03.1
PCI: The same IRQ used for device 01:00.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03.1
PCI: The same IRQ used for device 00:03.0
PCI: The same IRQ used for device 01:00.0
Yenta IRQ list 0698, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta IRQ list 0698, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000020
cs: cb_alloc(bus 6): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
got res[2000:207f] for resource 0 of PCI device 115d:0003
got res[11000000:110007ff] for resource 1 of PCI device 115d:0003
got res[11000800:11000fff] for resource 2 of PCI device 115d:0003
got res[10c00000:10c03fff] for resource 6 of PCI device 115d:0003
PCI: Enabling device 06:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x3b8-0x3df 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 06:00.0 to 64
eth0: Xircom cardbus revision 3 at irq 11
NET4: Linux IPX 0.46 for NET4.0
IPX Portions Copyright (c) 1995 Caldera, Inc.
IPX Portions Copyright (c) 2000, 2001 Conectiva, Inc.
NET4: AppleTalk 0.18a for Linux NET4.0
cs: cb_free(bus 6)
cs: cb_alloc(bus 6): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
got res[2000:207f] for resource 0 of PCI device 115d:0003
got res[11000000:110007ff] for resource 1 of PCI device 115d:0003
got res[11000800:11000fff] for resource 2 of PCI device 115d:0003
got res[10c00000:10c03fff] for resource 6 of PCI device 115d:0003
PCI: Enabling device 06:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 06:00.0 to 64
eth0: Xircom cardbus revision 3 at irq 11
 
  


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