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Old 10-05-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
nkription
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Ethernet & Sound Issues


specs first...

-Shuttle AN35N-Ultra Mainboard
-RealTek RTL8029(AS)-based Ethernet Adapt.
-or- OnBoard NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller (plugged in)
-OnBoard Sound Card

Dual boot Windows XP Pro SP2/Slackware 10.1 KDE3.3 on AMD Athlon XP 1700+ proc.

I can't get online, and I get no sound. I tried to select Alsa in some menu, but it just locked up everything but the mouse, which I could only move around.

I used the RealTek once before with Slackware 9 and whatever version of KDE came with it, and it worked fine. I was able to get online as soon as KDE loaded up that time. Months later, few reformats and a new HDD later, 10.1 is out, I decided to go back to Linux, and I can't get the two things I really need to work.

Google hasn't been able to help me beyond bringing me here to LinuxQuestions.

Ideas?

Thank you.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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Run
alsaconfig
from console as root and let it detect the soundcard and make sure when it finds them to use the AC97. Type
alsamixer
when done...this can be done as normal user. And turn up or down the PCM, that is the main volume(at least for me anyways). After that has finished as root enter
alsactl store
, and that will save you from having to restore volume settings after every boot.
Good luck!
[edit]
As far as the networking issue try as root to type in console
netconfig.
Run through the appropriate settings and reboot.

Last edited by lord-fu; 10-05-2005 at 08:59 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 05:24 PM   #3
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I appreciate your try, but alsaconfig was an unrecognized command. Netconfig didn't fix anything either.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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I still can't get sound or the ethernet working. Anyone else?

edit:
alsamixer worked this time and I got the sound working. Still can't get ethernet though.

Last edited by nkription; 10-14-2005 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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outputs of some stuff

Code:
robert@intraweb:~# ifconfig eth1
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:30:1B:3D:53:85
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6000

robert@intraweb:~# ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:F0:2A:65:DB
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:2360 (2.3 Kb)
          Interrupt:5 Base address:0x9000
	  
robert@intraweb:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (rev 01)
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (Secondary) (rev 01)

robert@intraweb:~# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo

robert@intraweb:~# ping 192.168.1.23
connect: Network is unreachable
Edit:
I went through NetConfig (again again). Input my IP, Def. Gateway, and Subnet Mask (Netmask in netconfig), and still nothing. Those outputs are the same before and after I went through netconfig.

Edit II: Also, I plugged my CAT5 back into the RealTek 8029

Last edited by nkription; 10-14-2005 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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C'mon, I've been searching, and I know someone knows the answer. Please help me out here.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 10:22 PM   #7
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I'm kinda new to linux but when my system boots(mandrake2005le)there is only 1 eth0.I have cable internet with a
surfboard.Maybe your system is trying to use an ethernet connection that isnt active?sorry I dont know how to cure this
 
Old 10-24-2005, 10:30 PM   #8
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Tried that; rebooted with both the onboard and the RealTek, and neither one yielded results. Thanks though
 
Old 10-25-2005, 04:04 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by nkription
outputs of some stuff

Code:
robert@intraweb:~# ifconfig eth1
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:30:1B:3D:53:85
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6000

robert@intraweb:~# ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:F0:2A:65:DB
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:2360 (2.3 Kb)
          Interrupt:5 Base address:0x9000
	  
robert@intraweb:~# lspci

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)

robert@intraweb:~# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo

robert@intraweb:~# ping 192.168.1.23
connect: Network is unreachable
Edit:
I went through NetConfig (again again). Input my IP, Def. Gateway, and Subnet Mask (Netmask in netconfig), and still nothing. Those outputs are the same before and after I went through netconfig.

Edit II: Also, I plugged my CAT5 back into the RealTek 8029
Hello there,
check out the two "italic" line in eth0 and eth1. since "up" is not there in the entry of eht1...it indicates that yr eth1 is not active.

also the entries of lspci is clearly showing that u have two NIC's.
Moreover there is no entry of "ppp0" which shows that you are not connected to the internet........( otherwise it would have been there ).

I'm supposing that you have ethernet modem. So one reason may be probably that you are using eth1 to connect to the modem. Hence you are not being able to work it out.

Now do the following steps:
1> check that yr modem is connected to eth0 or eth1.
2> if its connected to eth1, then plug it out and connect it to eth0.
3> try to ping your modem ( if its ethernet modem then it must have an ip address, and no one except u and vendor know's that )
4>now if its pinging then u just need to have pppoe-client to connect to internet ( i hope u know pppoe-client.......download it from net and then configure it )

and tell me one thing.......why you have 2 NIC's.....???
if one is of no use then you can remove it....actually sometimes they struggle for modules hence creates problem...( although have solution for that too )

give yr 100% while trying the above steps.....
if you still won't then come back with all details......

regards
 
Old 11-21-2005, 07:21 PM   #10
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Sorry for the delay. I pulled out the RealTek, rebooted a couple times, and everything's fine. Now I gotta get the sound to not sound wanky, but that's less of a concern than getting online was.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 09:24 PM   #11
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Good deal on your eth connect.I see by your printout your audio chipset is nvidia.My old mobo had nvidia sound and I had to use the generic driver
and it sounded tinny and at about half volume.
I just built a new box w/nvidia sound also and mandriva 2005le had the correct drivers for it and it rocks!
I see you use slackware.I have no idea where your sound driver choices are in slack sorry.I'm still a noob myself.
 
  


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