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Old 04-05-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
ah_man04
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SIS 900 PCI ethernet card doesn't work


Hi,

I have Fedora Core 2 2.6.10-1.771_FC2 installed on my
desktop. I tried to add a second network card which is
based on SIS 900 chipset PCI, but it doesn't
automatically detect by the system. I have tried to
search for similar problem in this forum ,but i can't
find thing that can help me.

After i boot into my system. I perform "modprobe
sis900" , and it run successfully. Then i do lsmod,
and i can see it is on the list of module as
following:


Module Size Used by
sis900 18885 0
snd_pcm_oss 48245 0
snd_pcm 93513 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29381 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 9669 1 snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss 17089 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd 53669 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
soundcore 10273 1 snd
parport_pc 26629 1
lp 12077 0
parport 37641 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 24005 0
sunrpc 157861 1
8139too 26433 0
mii 4673 1 8139too
ipt_REJECT 6593 1
ipt_state 2113 4
ip_conntrack 40821 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 3777 1
ip_tables 16577 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
floppy 57969 0
sg 34017 0
scsi_mod 122945 1 sg
dm_mod 56149 0
ohci_hcd 24021 0
md5 4161 1
ipv6 236673 12
ext3 120905 2
jbd 71001 1 ext3

Is this mean the module has been loaded ?

i also found a site regarding sis900 bug in kernel 2.6 series..
I read through and i really has no idea about what to do with it. i am not able to post it here due to i am a new member and i have not post more than 5 message yet. I will let you guys know once my post is more than 5 messages , or just PM me.

Anybody is able to help me... thanks a lot !!!!
 
Old 04-05-2005, 03:10 AM   #2
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Couple of things here;
Have you given the card an address or configured it for dhcp?
If you have check /var/log/syslog or dmesg and see if there are any messages regarding loading the card.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 03:57 AM   #3
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TigerOC,

When i run "Network device control", it only show my first network card which is RealTeck (eth0) and i can't see SIS 900. I think my system is not able to detect the card. Hence, i am not able to configure the IP address of the network card. Thanks


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Old 04-05-2005, 04:41 AM   #4
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Have you checked the log files? If you are getting errors and don't understand please post them.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 07:28 AM   #5
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modprobe sis900
alias sis900 eth1
ifconfig eth1 up
dhcpcd eth1

this is how i did it for my nic
you maybe forgot to do the alias thingie
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:01 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by TigerOC
Have you checked the log files? If you are getting errors and don't understand please post them.
i have checked the log file and i didnt find any error message. Anyway, I can't locate /var/log/syslog , hence i got the log from /var/log/messages . Is this the correct log file i am looking at ? I try to find any log entry with the word "sis900" , but failed to find one.

Thanks
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:05 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by thermite_1033
modprobe sis900
alias sis900 eth1
ifconfig eth1 up
dhcpcd eth1

this is how i did it for my nic
you maybe forgot to do the alias thingie
Hi, thanks for your reply.

i am able to do modprobe sis900 successfully.

but,

"alias sis900 eth1" , it give me error message something like "not able to lcoate the sis900 eth1"
"ifconfig eth1 up" , it also give me some error message like "not such device eth1".

Thanks for help
 
Old 04-06-2005, 02:45 AM   #8
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From your descriptions it sounds like there is a problem with the module ?bug. Save yourself more hassle and just get another Realtek card and have done with it.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:02 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by TigerOC
From your descriptions it sounds like there is a problem with the module ?bug. Save yourself more hassle and just get another Realtek card and have done with it.
Ha ha!!! ya, i think better i change to another Network card. anyway, i am going to try the sis900 in windows machine.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:40 AM   #10
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You should also report this to the maintainer giving details of the hardware, kernel version and methods applied including the errors that you posted above. This helps them identify particular errors and makes development better.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:18 AM   #11
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sory i got that alias thingie wrong

its:

alias eth1 sis900

if tis doesn't do it then there must be somewhere a bug
 
  


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