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Old 02-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Connecting my PC with netgear fa311 or linksys lne100tx


I've looked at other post but I just find I'm getting confused. I've seen post that says both cards don't work on Linux and I've seen post where someone just popped the cards in out of the box and it worked.

I have two cards and I've tried them both and I'm having the same problem so I know it's not the cards but me. Both cards have a makefile and the c programs needed but when I type in make in terminal services I get a screen of errors. I'm guessing it's because I don't know where to point the paths. To make things simplier I'll stick with the netgear fa311 if I can get that to compile clean I'm sure it will work with the lne100tx. I've loaded Fedora 8 (I also tried 6 same problem). The readme says to change the line NEW_INCLUDE_PATH = /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/include/ according to your linux environment. I changed it to usr/src/kernels/2.6.23.1-42.fc8-i686/include.

I'm guessing that I don't know what I'm doing and that isn't the correct location. Does anyone have any direction on what I need to do. It doesn't compile and I receive a whole page of messages and no .0 file. If you want the messages I can give them to you I'm just thinking that the issue is I don't understand the Linux environment yet and it can't find what it's looking for.

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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I know nothing on those cards but post the info on the network portion from the following commnad. ' /sbin/lspci -v '. I only need to see the network info.

Next post output of /sbin/lsmod from each card.

Now if you must compile a module and you are using fedora 8 then the big issue without seeing any errors messages which would help is you more than likely don't have the kernel source installed. The kernel source is and rpm file on the cd if you are still using the default installed kernel. Look for kernel-devel-********.rpm where ********** is the kernel version you are running. To see that use this command. ' uname -r '

Now once you find the rpm on the install cd as root use this command to install.
rpm -ivh kernel-devel*.rpm

Now try compile the source code modules for the network interface car (nic) you wish to use. If you still have errors then you may to install other rpms like gcc+ but unsure but seems normal with the installed items in Fedora 8.

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Old 02-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

I'm still working on trying to do what you suggested. I can't find any rpm files yet. I'm working on it and will reply with the results once I have something to reply with. I didn't realize how much I was going to have to learn to use Linux but I'm willing. This is only my second day at trying to figure this stuff out. really a

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Old 02-15-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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Answers to questions

This is /sbin/lspci -v
[JoRei@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.1.14-pre1]$ /sbin/lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80a5
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at fe800000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4M]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at fe780000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at e000 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at e400 [size=32]

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at e800 [size=32]

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fe77bc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800-MX Mainboard
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
Memory at 80000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4P800 SE Mainboard
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at d000 [size=8]
I/O ports at cc00 [size=4]
I/O ports at c800 [size=8]
I/O ports at c400 [size=4]
I/O ports at c000 [size=16]

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4P800 Mainboard
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 20
I/O ports at 0400 [size=32]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 8095
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
I/O ports at d400 [size=64]
Memory at fe77b800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Memory at fe77b400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

[JoRei@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.1.14-pre1]$
[JoRei@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.1.14-pre1]$


This is /sbin/lsmod
[JoRei@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.1.14-pre1]$ /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
vfat 13249 1
fat 45277 1 vfat
nls_utf8 5825 1
i915 23745 2
drm 67028 3 i915
nf_conntrack_ipv6 18769 8
ip6t_ipv6header 6209 2
ip6t_REJECT 8257 2
ip6table_filter 6337 1
ip6_tables 15109 2 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6table_filter
nf_conntrack_ipv4 11717 8
ipt_REJECT 7617 2
iptable_filter 6465 1
ip_tables 14213 1 iptable_filter
rfcomm 36825 0
l2cap 25537 9 rfcomm
bluetooth 49316 4 rfcomm,l2cap
autofs4 20421 2
sunrpc 140765 1
xt_state 6081 16
nf_conntrack 51977 3 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
nfnetlink 8281 3 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack
xt_tcpudp 6977 20
x_tables 14277 7 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_state,xt_tcpudp
loop 16581 0
dm_multipath 18249 0
ipv6 245989 16 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
arc4 5953 2
snd_intel8x0 30429 3
ecb 6721 2
snd_ac97_codec 92389 1 snd_intel8x0
blkcipher 9029 1 ecb
ac97_bus 6081 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 6725 0
rc80211_simple 7361 1
snd_seq_oss 29889 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9793 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 44849 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 10061 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 37569 0
snd_mixer_oss 16705 1 snd_pcm_oss
rt2500usb 24641 0
rt2x00usb 12097 1 rt2500usb
rt2x00lib 19009 2 rt2500usb,rt2x00usb
snd_pcm 63685 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 20549 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
parport_pc 26981 0
rfkill 9169 1 rt2x00lib
snd 43461 15 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
parport 32393 1 parport_pc
soundcore 9633 1 snd
input_polldev 7369 1 rt2x00lib
crc_itu_t 6081 1 rt2x00lib
i2c_i801 12113 0
floppy 53125 0
iTCO_wdt 13797 0
snd_page_alloc 11337 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
mac80211 131409 3 rc80211_simple,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
i2c_core 21825 1 i2c_i801
iTCO_vendor_support 7109 1 iTCO_wdt
button 10321 0
cfg80211 10441 1 mac80211
sr_mod 17509 1
sg 31965 0
cdrom 33889 1 sr_mod
usb_storage 72961 1
dm_snapshot 17765 0
dm_zero 5825 0
dm_mirror 21569 0
dm_mod 46209 9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ata_piix 16709 3
ata_generic 8901 0
libata 99633 2 ata_piix,ata_generic
sd_mod 27329 5
scsi_mod 119757 5 sr_mod,sg,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
ext3 110665 2
jbd 52457 1 ext3
mbcache 10177 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 23633 0
ohci_hcd 21445 0
ehci_hcd 31693 0
[JoRei@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.1.14-pre1]$


This is the kernel question
uname -r

2.6.23.1-42.fc8

This is the message I'm getting when I try to create the config file

It's not there I just don't know where to go and get it.

Linux source tree /usr/src/linux is incomplete or missing!
See the HOWTO for a list of FTP sites for current kernel sources.

I'm jumping all over the place but I have a wireless linksys connector that had more Linux documentation that the other two wired ones. Plus it doesn't seem like it is seeing my ethernet connector. I have another computer for work that I just loaded Fedora 6 on and it had no problem whatsoever finding the network card. Well this is how you learn by things not working. P.S. I tried 6 on this one just to see and it still doesn't see the network card so it's something with this pc.

Last edited by joreis; 02-15-2008 at 08:59 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 07:32 PM   #5
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From the lspci output I see no ethernet card. Is it actually plugged in?
If so which one is the output related to. But still see no network nics.

Brian
 
Old 02-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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No NIC card

Okay, I'm not crazy. I didn't see it either but since I don't know what I'm doing I thought maybe I didn't know what to look for. I have a feeling my system just doesn't want to see the nic card. I have an onboard card that I tried enabling then doing the lspci then disabling and doing the lspci both versions look the same. Then I disabled the onboard card and installed a linksys lne100tx and the information didn't change and then I installed a netgear fa311 card and the information didn't change. I have installed Fedora 8 and Fedora 6 with the different cards trying to see if anything is different. I think I'm toast on connecting to the internet with this PC unless I can get the wireless card to be seen.

Thanks you for the feedback every little bit helps me put things into perspective.

JoRei
 
Old 02-19-2008, 04:54 PM   #7
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I am at a toal lost why lspci would not post info on a pci card.
Have you tried placing the pci card in different slots?

Brian
 
Old 02-20-2008, 12:40 AM   #8
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I think its my motherboard

I'm almost sure my motherboard won't see the NIC card for some reason. I have tried two PC cards in all three slots. I removed the modem card just in case. I can't get windows to see the NIC card either so it has to be the motherboard but I can get windows to see the usb wireless card since linksys does all the work but I can't get linux to see the usb wireless connector. I was going to check out wireless connectors that linux and windows could both see but since linux (from what I have been able to find) doesn't really support usb wireless cards yet and if my motherboard is having problems with cards I'm sunk on connecting with that PC to the internet. I'll probably need to save some money and purchase a new computer. Thanks for your help. I really have learned a lot with this not working so maybe in a small way it was a good thing.

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