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Old 05-05-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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compiling Tulip ethernet driver from source mandrak.


Hi!
Ive just installed my first Linux, mandrake 10.1 community, kernel 2.6.8.1-10mdk. Everything else seems to be fine, just cant get my network up. Two days of google and I think that the problem is that Mandrake is installing by default an old version of Tulip ethernet driver. Before crying for more help Id like to try their new driver that is available as an C code. Could some one help me on this question, for example to which directory I should compile the new driver, if I need to compile something else as well, and if there is some other changes in some files I should do. I have gcc 3.4.1 installed.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 03:00 AM   #2
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it depends on exactly what you have, just source or source already configured to be built? where did you get this driver, as Mandrake 10.1 will have a newer kernel so the driver shouldn't be too different than what you have. post the errors you are having getting your network enabled maybe that will help.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Hi thanks for reply.
I found out that Ive got no need to compile a driver since I can ping myself which apparently means that my network card is working.
If I try to use dhcp to get IP:s I get error,
#dhclient eth0

sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:50:bf:b1:79:b5
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:50:bf:b1:79:b5
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
No DHCPOFFERS received
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping
.........
then I tried to set IP manually
ifconfig looks like this
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:bf:b1:79:b5
inet addr:62.78.146.87 Bcast:62.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::250:bfff:feb1:79b5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:1993 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3986
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.01 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1585 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1585 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:173894 (169.9 Kb) TX bytes: 173894 (169.8 Kb)

#ifup eth0
#ping
destination host unreachable

cheers,
 
Old 05-06-2005, 01:47 PM   #4
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have you tried dhcpcd? does your ISP require a hostname to be passed to it and/or a password?
 
Old 05-09-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for help. This turned out to be another kind of a hardware problem. It was actually my cable modem that wasnt working properly.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 03:26 PM   #6
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good to know you got it all working.
 
  


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