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Old 09-16-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
GEJOE DANIEL
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Dear all,
Mine is Amd64 with Asus motherboard having in-built Sis 190 ethernet card.i'am getting Lan connection under windows but not under my fedora3 distro.
I thought it was a driver problem and i went to asus.com for linux drivers and downloaded the C file.In the "Readme" text :


1. Install Fedora Core 3. (Currently only FC3 can be installed on 965 demo board.)

2. Download Linux kernel 2.6.9 or latter version from http://www.kernel.org. The follwing examples are based on linux-2.6.9.

3. copy the kernel source to the location /usr/src/linux-2.6.9.

4. cp sis190.c /usr/src/linux-2.6.9/drivers/net

5. Edit the file "/usr/src/linux-2.6.9/drivers/net/Kconfig".
a. Serach for the string "config SIS900"
b. Add the following item below the item of SIS190.

config SIS190
tristate "SiS 191/190 PCI Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Adapter support"
depends on NET_PCI && PCI
select CRC32
---help---
Say Y here if you have a SiS 191/190 PCI Gigabit/Fast Ethernet adapter.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
will be called sis190. This is recommended.

6. Edit the file "/usr/src/linux-2.6.9/drivers/net/Makefile".
a. Search for the string "obj-$(CONFIG_SIS900) += sis900.o".
b. Insert "obj-$(CONFIG_SIS190) += sis190.o" to next line.

7. cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.9

8. Input the command 'make menuconfig'. Then the Linux Kernel configuration menu will be popped.
a. Select "Device Drivers -->", "Networking support -->", "Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) -->".
b. Goto the item "SiS191/190 PCI Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Adapter support".
c. Press space key to make this item marked with <M>.
d. Save and exit the kernel configuration menu.

9. Make kernel and modules. Input the command 'make bzImage modules modules_install install'.

10. Reboot and Select the boot item "2.6.9".


//** Probe sis190 module **//

1. Input the command 'rmmod sis190'.

2. Input the command 'modprobe sis190'.

3. Input the command 'ifconfig eth0 <ip_addr>'.
a. <ip_addr> is the IP address of sis190.
b. example: 'ifconfig eth0 192.168.209.1'.



...........................................
As mentioned above i downloaded the kernel 2.6.9 and copied it under usr/src.Then when i was trying to copy the Sis190.c file to the destination (Step 4 from the beginning)described above the error:"Not a directory" was displayed.
What should i do??
or is it the problem of theconfiguration of the network..
I'am hereby posting the output of dmesg and ifconfig -a in my distro...
dmesg


Linux version 2.6.9-1.667 (bhcompile@tweety.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)) #1 Tue Nov 2 14:41:25 EST 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001dfd0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001dfd0000 - 000000001dfdf000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001dfdf000 - 000000001e000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ff780000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
479MB LOWMEM available.
zapping low mappings.
On node 0 totalpages: 122832
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 118736 pages, LIFO batch:16
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 ACPIAM ) @ 0x000faff0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 A M I OEMRSDT 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfd0000
ACPI: FADT (v002 A M I OEMFACP 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfd0200
ACPI: MADT (v001 A M I OEMAPIC 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfd0390
ACPI: OEMB (v001 A M I AMI_OEM 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfdf040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 AH005 AH005001 0x00000001 INTL 0x02002026) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda10 rhgb quiet
mapped 4G/4G trampoline to ffff4000.
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=023d5000 soft=023d4000
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 32768 bytes)
Detected 1804.337 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 482760k/491328k available (2068k kernel code, 7916k reserved, 647k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop... 3571.71 BogoMIPS (lpj=1785856)
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Initializing.
SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps: 078bf3ff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000010
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Engineering Sample 00 stepping 0a
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 384k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0031, last bus=3
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040816
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P2._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs *3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.7[C] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:03.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:03.1[B] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] enabled at IRQ 3
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:03.2[C] -> GSI 3 (level, low) -> IRQ 3
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:03.3[D] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:05.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1126873866.158:0): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
ksign: Installing public key data
Loading keyring
- Added public key 6ECDA687281A73E5
- User ID: Red Hat, Inc. (Kernel Module GPG key)
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports C1)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected SiS 760 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 409M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 4M @ 0xe0000000
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
SIS5513: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:02.5
SIS5513: chipset revision 1
SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: ST380011A, ATA DISK drive
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: TSSTcorpCD-R/RW SH-R522C, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Probing IDE interface ide2...
ide2: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Probing IDE interface ide3...
ide3: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Probing IDE interface ide4...
ide4: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Probing IDE interface ide5...
ide5: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Using cfq io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11 >
hdc: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 9362)
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
ACPI wakeup devices:
PCI0 PS2K PS2M EUSB USB USB2 USB3 MAC AC97 MC97 P0P2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
security: 3 users, 4 roles, 280 types, 16 bools
security: 53 classes, 5494 rules
SELinux: Completing initialization.
SELinux version 2.6.9-1.667 (bhcompile@tweety.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)) #1 Tue Nov 2 14:41:25 EST 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001dfd0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001dfd0000 - 000000001dfdf000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001dfdf000 - 000000001e000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ff780000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
479MB LOWMEM available.
zapping low mappings.
On node 0 totalpages: 122832
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 118736 pages, LIFO batch:16
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 ACPIAM ) @ 0x000faff0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 A M I OEMRSDT 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfd0000
ACPI: FADT (v002 A M I OEMFACP 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfd0200
ACPI: MADT (v001 A M I OEMAPIC 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfd0390
ACPI: OEMB (v001 A M I AMI_OEM 0x02000518 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x1dfdf040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 AH005 AH005001 0x00000001 INTL 0x02002026) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda10 rhgb quiet
mapped 4G/4G trampoline to ffff4000.
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=023d5000 soft=023d4000
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 32768 bytes)
Detected 1804.337 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 482760k/491328k available (2068k kernel code, 7916k reserved, 647k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop... 3571.71 BogoMIPS (lpj=1785856)
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Initializing.
SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps: 078bf3ff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000010
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Engineering Sample 00 stepping 0a
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 384k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0031, last bus=3
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040816
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P2._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs *3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: Ppe vfat), uses genfs_contexts
Adding 1590392k swap on /dev/hda11. Priority:-1 extents:1
SELinux: initialized (dev binfmt_misc, type binfmt_misc), uses genfs_contexts
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP]
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (3838 buckets, 30704 max) - 356 bytes per conntrack
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
i2c /dev entries driver
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
Losing too many ticks!
TSC cannot be used as a timesource.
Possible reasons for this are:
You're running with Speedstep,
You don't have DMA enabled for your hard disk (see hdparm),
Incorrect TSC synchronization on an SMP system (see dmesg).
Falling back to a sane timesource now.
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISOFS: changing to secondary root
SELinux: initialized (dev hdc, type iso9660), uses genfs_contexts
floppy0: data CRC error: track 0, head 1, sector 2, size 2
floppy0: data CRC error: track 0, head 1, sector 2, size 2
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 19
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 2
SELinux: initialized (dev fd0, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts
..................................................................................
The output of ifconfig -a is:

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:1579 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1579 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1833588 (1.7 MiB) TX bytes:1833588 (1.7 MiB)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

Expecting the reply....
 
Old 09-17-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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Your error message is: not a directory. So this is the thing you should concentrate on and solve before proceeding. When you unpacked the kernel source, was the linux-2.6.9 directory created? Or you unpacked it directly under /usr/src ? If this is the case create the linux-2.6.9 manually and move the sources there. Also, do not forget creating linux symlink.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 06:47 AM   #3
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Re: ethernet2

Quote:
Originally posted by GEJOE DANIEL
Dear all,
Mine is Amd64 with Asus motherboard having in-built Sis 190 ethernet card.i'am getting Lan connection under windows but not under my fedora3 distro.
I thought it was a driver problem and i went to asus.com for linux drivers and downloaded the C file.In the "Readme" text :


Expecting the reply....
hi there,
would like to ask you ...........what you did to get "lan connection" on fedora before doing all this stuff ???

regards
 
Old 09-17-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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As Mr.Emerson told i created a folder under usr/src and then copied the source kernel but even then i couldn't copy the Sis190.c to the destination(please see my first post)
as a message 'No such file or directory' came.
dont know what to do.......
by the way what is linux symlink??

to ruudra,
i don't remember whether the lan was configured while installing FC3.As i was manually configuring it showed the error that it failed in initialising the device as it didn't find the proper device.....
 
Old 09-17-2005, 08:36 AM   #5
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Did you unpack the kernel source? Symlink 'linux' has to be created in /usr/src directory pointing to your current kernel source directory - kernel-2.6.9 in your case. This way kernel sources are always available when needed for compiling other apps.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 01:20 PM   #6
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already the downloaded the rpm file of the kernel.why to then unpack??
how to unpack??
 
Old 09-17-2005, 03:14 PM   #7
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I do not use rpm-based distros myself, a quick google brought up this.
Google for more if necessary.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 03:51 PM   #8
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Yes, it sounds like you are having several problems. First is there is a very signifigant difference between the kernel source (usually a tar.gz or tar.bz2) and the kernel rmp file (.rpm). The kernel source that is refered to in the posting from ASUS you mentioned is looking for the source, and you either didn't unzip the kernel source, didn't create the symlink to it, or the rpm that has the kernel does something to the location of the source files. It has been a while since I used an rpm distro, but I think you had to both get the kernel you want and the kernel source for the same, which is 2 seperate rpm files. If you have used yum or up2date to update your FC3 install, you should have kernel 2.6.12 or 2.6.13 already. You just need the full source for the kernel you have (can be found by typing uname -r at the CLI). If you have a newer kernel, just search for the kernel source rpm, install it, and then proceed with the directions given by ASUS.

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Old 09-17-2005, 10:27 PM   #9
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since iam a newbie can anyone help me in unpacking the kernel source and creating a symlink?? all i know is that i downloaded the rpm file from www.kernel.org
Can anyone help me in finding what to download from this website......
Can Mr.emerson tell me what to download from the site of which the link was forwarded....
can Jimbass also help me????
So rry that i may take 1 or 2 weeks to reply (most probably) since i've got my exams ahead....
Thanks in advance.

Last edited by GEJOE DANIEL; 09-17-2005 at 10:29 PM.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:38 PM   #10
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hi buddy,
for unpacking rpm.......you can do like this...

rpm -uvh package.rpm

and for untaring from source, have a look at this tutorial

regards
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:57 PM   #11
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You either have to unpack the sources, or look in /usr/src for what the exact name of the kernel sources directory is. You can use a file manager to find the right directory. Not everything in linux is always according to what the instructions say. It's usually close.

make xconfig is a little nicer .config front end. Then, configure, in make menuconfig, make config, or make xconfig. All these commands, with make, are for editing .config. That is the file in /usr/src/kernel-sources which holds the configuration. It usually doesn't come with the kernel sources, you have to take /boot/config-2.x.y-ab.cd file and copy it as .config to the kernel sources directory in /usr/src.

Linux is like a really hot babe. You have to give her what she wants before you can get what you want.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:00 PM   #12
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Thanx ruudra....
I will do and then shall inform ....
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:56 AM   #13
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Even though i may delay please try to contribute something...
As ruudra told i couldn't unpack the rpm file ...
some error came which i don't remember......
 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:30 AM   #14
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Re: ethernet driver

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Originally posted by GEJOE DANIEL
Even though i may delay please try to contribute something...
As ruudra told i couldn't unpack the rpm file ...
some error came which i don't remember......
You're going to need to write down the error and post it here, if you want people to be able to help you.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:33 PM   #15
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ethernet driver

this is what i got when i gave
dmsg | grep eth

divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0


this is what i got when i tried to unpack as ruudra told:

rpm -Uvh package.rpm

error: kernel-2.6.9-1.667.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: BAD, key ID 4f2a6fd2
error: kernel-2.6.9-1.667.src.rpm cannot be installed

Already i've posted the ifconfig -a .
See the above posts....
 
  


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