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Old 08-28-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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No ethernet connection after upgrade to FC4


Hey All,

I reinstalled FC 4 onto my on my Asus AV8 Deluxe board w/ AMD64 3500+ and updated to the Kernel 2.6.17-1.2142_FC4. I am aware that the sk98lin driver for the onboard Marvell Technology Group Ltd 88E8001 Gigabit has been depreciated. The new driver is skge, and (in the past) I have had onboard nic working w/ FC4 and the new skge driver. No luck this time.

LSS -- I accidentally installed FC 4 whilst I had a Beklin PCI nic card installed. The Belkin card worked, but I wanted to use the onboard nic and removed the Belkin card.

I still have remnants of the old Belkin card in the machine, and I can't seem to get rid of it. Most of these remnants appear when using X API such as System>Network Device Control>configure. There I see two Devices. One on eth0 the other on eth1. However I see no evedence of it in the various sysconfig files.

LSS -- I have two questions:

1. How important is the /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file in the operation of the onboard nic?

I have repeatedly changed the "Driver" setting from "sk98lin" to "skge." Yet after rebooting the machine the setting always reads "sk98lin." I have reset the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts to use skge, and it appears that the machine uses skge during its "failed" attempts to get ip information.

dmesg reads
Quote:
skge eth0: enabling interface
ADDCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0 linl is not ready
2. Why do I see remnants of an uninstalled Belkin nic card on the machine. I have removed all (I think) reference to it in:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/*
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf
/etc/modprode.conf
and I have used the X API to delete the nic.

Sometimes it takes a few reboots, but the belkin card always seems to resurface. That's not quite true. The machine just registers that a PCI nic is there, but it does not actually recognize it as a Belkin...

Thanks
 
Old 08-28-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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I give, I give!

Hey all,

I punted. I dropped back ten yards and then reinstalled FC 4.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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when you upgraded are you sure that you chose to build that module. To test and see you could do
ls -al .config | grep skge or <module_name>
 
Old 08-29-2006, 04:08 PM   #4
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No luck with that command.

Quote:
# ls -al .config | grep skge
ls: .config: No such file or directory
The only .configs are a src files not a directories. I searched them for skge AND sk98lin, neither module is mentioned.

Thanks
 
Old 08-29-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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This is a compilied kernel correct. the config file that I am talking about should be where ever you compilied your kernel at.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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Nope. me b noob.

I installed from. A set of four cds I obtained from "Fedora Linux -- core 4 release" "Fedora Linux" magazine. Next

# yum upgrade

During a previous install/ugrade of this distro all I had to do was unplug the machine wait, 10 minutes or so, and poof the nic worked. The difference between this time and last is this: the LED light on the nic did not light before. Then I did the unplug routine and poof the connection LED lit. This time the led lights.

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This is a compilied kernel correct. the config file that I am talking about should be where ever you compilied your kernel at.
 
  


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