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Old 12-03-2003, 05:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy ethernet, sound, compiling, etc etc etc


i'm running xp/slack9.1, slack freshly installed, bare.i kernel. the first thing is the internet, i've ifconfiged up and down, turned off multicast, and netconfig'd until my brain felt like it was bleeding. it refuses to work. the card is an on-board PCCHiPS cheapo thing, pretty sure it's set at eth0 (i'm assuming anyway, when i ran mandrake eth0 failed at bootup but i had the internet going nontheless). also, my sound card isn't running. tried alsamixer (or whatever it's called) and turned it way up, still no dice. and finally, tried to compile my first program on the distro (stepmania) and it literally took about 10 minutes per single command. i ended up closing the terminal, it was unbearable.

any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Try
lsmod
to see what modules are loaded.

lspci -v
so we can get the sound and network
card settings sussed.

Have a look at /var/log, read the more
recent logs.


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Old 12-04-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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alrighty, this is what i got.


lsmod:

Quote:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-pcm-oss 37252 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 11992 1 [snd-pcm-oss]
audio 41656 0 (unused)
snd-usb-audio 41216 0 (unused)
pwc 42248 0 (unused)
videodev 5664 1 [pwc]
keybdev 1952 0 (unused)
mousedev 4244 0 (unused)
hid 21156 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-ohci 18888 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [audio snd-usb-audio pwc hid usb-ohci]
snd-intel8x0 17156 1
snd-pcm 55904 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-usb-audio snd-intel8x0]
sbp2 17100 0 (unused)
snd-timer 13252 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 37240 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-page-alloc 6004 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3136 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 12512 0 [snd-usb-audio snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3920 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 27460 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-usb-audio snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3332 6 [audio snd]
sis900 13388 0 (unused)
crc32 2880 0 [sis900]
ohci1394 24200 0 (unused)
ieee1394 42436 0 [sbp2 ohci1394]
pcmcia_core 40032 0
ide-scsi 9424 0
agpgart 39576 0 (unused)

lspci -v:

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 740 Host (rev 01)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 2.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
Memory behind bridge: cfe00000-cfefffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: bfc00000-cfcfffff

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C503/5513
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at cfff9000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
Memory at cfffa000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS5513 EIDE Controller (A,B step)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 128
I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]

00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Intel 537 [56k Winmodem] (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Intel 537 [56k Winmodem]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)
Subsystem: C-Media Electronics Inc: Unknown device 0300
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
I/O ports at d800 [size=128]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 90)
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
I/O ports at cc00 [size=256]
Memory at cfff8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at cffc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Procomp Informatics Ltd: Unknown device 8010
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
Memory at cfff7800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at cfff0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 1

00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Rockwell International Riptide PCI Audio Controller
Subsystem: Risq Modular Systems, Inc. Riptide PCI Audio Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at c800 [size=64]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1

00:0d.1 Communication controller: Rockwell International Riptide HCF 56k PCI Modem
Subsystem: Risq Modular Systems, Inc. Hewlett Packard DF
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at cffe0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1

00:0d.2 Input device controller: Rockwell International Riptide PCI Game Controller
Subsystem: Risq Modular Systems, Inc. Riptide PCI Game Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Memory at cfffb000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
Flags: 66Mhz, medium devsel
BIST result: 00
Memory at c0000000 Untitled 1(32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at cfee0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 9c00 [size=128]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] AGP version 2.0
pushed enter too fast.. not sure what i'm looking for in /var/log, i've got a few of them. tell me which one to post and i'll put it up.

thanks again.
 
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Odd ... looks like it's all properly recognised
and loaded ....

Have you had a look at your logs in /var/log
to see whether there is any indication of
problems?


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Old 12-04-2003, 11:36 PM   #5
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hmmmm. well, when i run ifconfig, it only shows the loopback up and running - sometimes eth0 doesn't even come up when i up it. and i did look in /var/log, but i'm totally clueless as to what file to pull up. i'm only moderately good with the basics of this.

chris
 
Old 12-05-2003, 09:24 AM   #6
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I had exactly the same problem using a PC Chips 810LMR mobo which had onboard ethernet. I could not configure an internet connection despite trying different distros. I tried using DHCP, I tried inputing the static IP addresses manually, but nothing worked. I fixed it by uninstalling the ethernet connection then connected via USB cable modem which worked straight away. My problem was with hdw addr, the physical (MAC) address had not been assigned. Run "ifconfig -a" to make sure your hdw addr has been assigned (a string of 12 zeros means no MAC). Regarding audio, I've had no problems with the PC Chips mobo but I don't use the onboard audio but a separate soundcard, which all distros have detected. Anyway I wish you good luck, hope you can fix it.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 02:37 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Qaz
I had exactly the same problem using a PC Chips 810LMR mobo which had onboard ethernet. I could not configure an internet connection despite trying different distros. I tried using DHCP, I tried inputing the static IP addresses manually, but nothing worked. I fixed it by uninstalling the ethernet connection then connected via USB cable modem which worked straight away. My problem was with hdw addr, the physical (MAC) address had not been assigned. Run "ifconfig -a" to make sure your hdw addr has been assigned (a string of 12 zeros means no MAC). Regarding audio, I've had no problems with the PC Chips mobo but I don't use the onboard audio but a separate soundcard, which all distros have detected. Anyway I wish you good luck, hope you can fix it.
hahaha, i'm almost positive that's the board i'm using. what a friggen piece of crap! lucky i've got a few spare eths lying around. i'll post back what happens when i put one of em in.

on the audio, i finally got that to work, but in kde it makes horrible screeching noises when any sound plays (system sounds, anyways.. haven't tried xmms just yet, but i'm assuming i'll have the same problem), i've got a seperate card for that too, how do i switch which card the system uses? (you can see above what's installed, it's all detected, the one i'm using is the SiS one, trying to move it over to the Rockwell one, might be a problem since it's a modem/soundcard combo)

i can't believe it, i knew it was friggen cheap! on another note, mandrake 9.1 DID detect it and it worked properly.. must be a newer version or something.

Last edited by polynotre; 12-06-2003 at 02:38 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 04:40 AM   #8
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bam. up and running.

anyone know how to switch system devices now?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 09:13 AM   #9
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Feels good don't it!

regarding audio, what I did was just disable the on board AC97 sound found on the features page of AMIBIOS, then the board detects the PCI soundcard as the default device,

Last edited by Qaz; 12-06-2003 at 09:45 AM.
 
  


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