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Old 09-23-2004, 01:55 AM   #1
saturninus
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Cannot get my Ethernet Port to Work With Linux


Hi everyone,

I repartitioned my hard drive and decided to take the plunge with Linux.

Small problem though, I can not get my ethernet port to work with it.

I have tried

-Mandrake Linux 64 Bit 10.0 Beta
-Suse 9.1 Personal

Currently I have Suse installed. Everything else seems to function.

I might just be a n00b but I believe that perhaps the Kernel for both these OSes are a version which is higher than the Linux drivers I currently have.

My ethernet port is built into my motherboard by the way.

It's an Asus K8N-E deluxe.

The CD-ROM comes with drivers in RPM and tar.gz format.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:24 AM   #2
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Hi saturninus

Can you please post the output of lspci and lsmod. To do this, simply open a terminal as root.

lspci displays which pci components the kernel finds and lsmod shows which modules are loaded.

Another try: goto http://www.suse.com to private... updates and 9.1 download the newes kernel displayed in the update area and install it via transfering it to a cd, start linux, open the file browser and click on the rpm. Yast will install it. After rebooting the new kernel is used. I fixed my problem with a Broadcom NIC this way, which is supported now but not with the kernel shipped by SuSE.

Dirk
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e1 (rev a1)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e0 (rev a2)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e4 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e7 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e7 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e8 (rev a2)
0000:00:05.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00df (rev a2)
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00ea (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e5 (rev a2)
0000:00:0a.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e3 (rev a2)
0000:00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e2 (rev a2)
0000:00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00ed (rev a2)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800]
0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800] (Secondary)
0000:02:06.0 Communication controller: Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp (w/Handset) Modem (rev 01)
0000:02:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
0000:02:0c.0 RAID bus controller: CMD Technology Inc: Unknown device 3114 (rev 02)

Module Size Used by
edd 9240 0
joydev 10176 0
st 38940 0
sr_mod 15652 0
ide_cd 36484 0
cdrom 36508 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
nvram 8328 0
usbserial 28912 0
parport_pc 35264 1
lp 10916 0
parport 37704 2 parport_pc,lp
snd_seq_oss 30976 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7680 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 54672 5 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
ipv6 244100 13
snd_pcm_oss 56868 0
snd_mixer_oss 18688 1 snd_pcm_oss
speedstep_lib 3712 0
freq_table 4612 0
thermal 12424 0
processor 16040 1 thermal
fan 3972 0
button 6032 0
battery 8580 0
ac 4868 0
snd_intel8x0 32424 4
snd_ac97_codec 60676 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 96776 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 25476 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11012 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4736 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7808 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 24992 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8328 3 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 59524 21 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm ,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8800 1 snd
ohci1394 30724 0
ieee1394 99896 1 ohci1394
amd_k7_agp 7564 0
ehci_hcd 27140 0
nvnet 63424 0
ohci_hcd 19076 0
usbcore 96988 5 usbserial,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
nvidia_agp 7452 0
agpgart 28712 2 amd_k7_agp,nvidia_agp
evdev 9600 0
subfs 7296 3
nls_cp437 5888 2
vfat 14080 2
fat 43328 1 vfat
nls_utf8 2176 3
ntfs 86092 1
dm_mod 50044 0
reiserfs 233808 1
sata_sil 7556 0
libata 37504 1 sata_sil,[permanent]
sd_mod 19840 0
scsi_mod 107980 4 st,sr_mod,libata,sd_mod
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
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There you go.

I tried downloading Linux drivers. I believe the one for the sound cards installed okay but not the network driver.

How would I go about installing the network driver?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 03:34 AM   #5
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Hi saturninus
I can not see the network card in lspci.

For the network driver you often need to recompile the kernel. In SuSE personal edition neither a compiler is available nor the kernel sources.

Did you download the newest Kernel update from SuSE?
Look in /boot which kernel suse has installed. Important is the additional thinks like vmlinuz-2.6.5.xx-SMP

Go to one of the suse ftp mirrors and change into the update folder for 9.1.
Download the apropriate rpm and install it. Just open the konquere filebrowser and click on it. Konquere displays the rpm information and has a button to istall it via Yast. Do it and reboot the machine. It helped on my Dell PC

Dirk
 
Old 09-24-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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I think I have a 2.6 kernel. I do the uname -r and it gives me a version with 2.6 in it.

Maybe I should switch distributions? I am thinking of installing Mandrake 64 bit 10.0 and trying the nforce rpm for that. Good idea?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 03:11 PM   #7
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before u install another distro why not check in your bios to see if the network card is enabled or u may find u have exactly the same problem in the next distro. Asus mobo`s are usually good with linux and lots of them have built in NIC :-)
 
Old 09-24-2004, 05:33 PM   #8
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Yes, I have it enabled. THat's how I am able to boot into Windows XP and ask these questions.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 06:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by DiWi
Hi saturninus
I can not see the network card in lspci.

For the network driver you often need to recompile the kernel. In SuSE personal edition neither a compiler is available nor the kernel sources.

Did you download the newest Kernel update from SuSE?
Look in /boot which kernel suse has installed. Important is the additional thinks like vmlinuz-2.6.5.xx-SMP

Go to one of the suse ftp mirrors and change into the update folder for 9.1.
Download the apropriate rpm and install it. Just open the konquere filebrowser and click on it. Konquere displays the rpm information and has a button to istall it via Yast. Do it and reboot the machine. It helped on my Dell PC

Dirk
I disagree, the onboard network interface for Nforce chipset is nvnet and is listed:
Quote:
nvnet 63424 0
From my experience Nforce2 motherboard require the driver installation with 2.4 kernel for the onboard NIC, but it is automatically detected with the 2.6 kernel
What do you get if you run the command "ifconfig" ?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:11 PM   #10
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lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3360 (3.2 Kb) TX bytes:3360 (3.2 Kb)

Shall I try another distro and see if it works out?

I've been through Mandrake 64 Bit 10.0 Beta and Suse 9.1 already.

Last edited by saturninus; 09-24-2004 at 08:13 PM.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 05:51 PM   #11
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From your listing, I conclude that the Network interface module is the one from the Nvidia driver you installed
because the name of the module for an Nforce onboard ethernet can be:
1) nvnet if you installed the driver from Nvidia ( required with a 2.4 kernel )
2) forcedeth if it is the open source driver included with the 2.6 kernel

When you run ifconfig, what you got is lo, the loopback ( not real ) interface
To activate the onboard NIC try to run the "ifconfig eth0 up" then run "ifconfig" again to see if eth0 was activated.

I would reinstall Mandrake but without installing any Nforce2 driver
 
  


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