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Old 10-26-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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Question Kernal Upgrade Help - NIC


Hello from Noob-town,

I recently loaded a new Debian-Kernal in the hopes of making my wireless network card work (Linksys WMP54G). Under LinuxAnswers I found the “ndiswrapper on Debian Sarge without having to compile anything” instructions by Mike Zila that walked me through the process. Accordingly, I upgraded my kernel from 2.4.27-2-386 to 2.6.8-2-386. Now, upon boot up I can select either version. However, I can’t use my existing wired NIC card with the new kernel. It works with version 2.4.27-2-386 but not 2.6.8-2-386. Are there settings within the new kernel that I adjust to make the wired NIC card work? I need the wired NIC to download ndiswrapper so that I can attempt to get the wirless card working.

Thank you in advance,

Greg
 
Old 10-26-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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The first question would be ... do you see any evidence of the NIC? In the /dev directory perhaps, or maybe lspci? If you browse through the boot-log or dmesg output, do you see evidence of the card being recognized and initialized?

How did you prepare your Linux build to "you-think, include" support for this device? More details are needed.

(Incidentally, most of the cards I have seen use the driver tulip. You can probably use lsmod in the old kernel to see what device-driver is actually running that card.)
 
Old 10-26-2005, 09:12 PM   #3
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I looked at the boot record for both versions. This is a portion from 2.6.

Linux Tulip driver version 1.1.13 (May 11, 2002)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:02:0b.0
tulip0: EEPROM default media type Autosense.
tulip0: Index #0 - Media 10baseT (#0) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
tulip0: Index #1 - Media 10baseT-FDX (#4) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
tulip0: Index #2 - Media 100baseTx (#3) described by a 21143 SYM PHY (4) block.tulip0: Index #3 - Media 100baseTx-FDX (#5) described by a 21143 SYM PHY (4) block.
eth1: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 48 at 0xd880, 00:00:F8:04:F3:1D, IRQ 11.
gameport: pci0000:02:0c.1 speed 1125 kHz
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
input: PC Speaker
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8-2-386
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c02cc960(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver

This is from 2.4

Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre12 (Aug 9, 2002)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:0b.0
tulip0: EEPROM default media type Autosense.
tulip0: Index #0 - Media 10baseT (#0) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block .
tulip0: Index #1 - Media 10baseT-FDX (#4) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) b lock.
tulip0: Index #2 - Media 100baseTx (#3) described by a 21143 SYM PHY (4) block.
tulip0: Index #3 - Media 100baseTx-FDX (#5) described by a 21143 SYM PHY (4) bl ock.
eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 48 at 0xd880, 00:00:F8:04:F3:1D, IRQ 11.
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
ich2rom: firmware access control, I can't enable writes
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x1001
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x1001
i810_rng hardware driver 0.9.8 loaded
hw_random: misc device register failed
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 2 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04A9 pid 0x107F
printer.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)

I notice from the 2.6 version that the Tulip driver is differnet. Is there a way I can force 2.6 to use the Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre12?

Greg
 
Old 10-26-2005, 09:23 PM   #4
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The most obvious change is that the NIC is now at eth1 instead of eth0. Debian uses a config file at /etc/network/interfaces. Mine contains lines

iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.2
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.254

so yours would need to be setting eth1 instead for the 2.6 kernel.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 09:39 PM   #5
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That did it. Thanks.

Greg
 
  


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