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Old 02-14-2005, 02:39 AM   #1
Johanthegnarler
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STill trying...


Ive been on the Linux bandwagon on and off for the last year really.. i decided after numerous attempts of my video card not working right to try the new 2.6.10 kernel.

It seems to have worked.. now the only problem i've ran into is somehow my internet stopped working.. i can't find any posts that help my situation out so please someone help. I've been searching for a good 4 hours on just this one part.. not including the 2 hours for the recompile problems.

I'm too newb to know how to really go through and find out what to do.. I don't know where to really look for anything to even see if its detecting my ethernet card.. when i installed slack 10 before it did work fine.. so somethign must have happened in the recompile for it to not work.

I will have a fully functional not effed up linux box one day.. and another day after that i'll even understand it.. i'm finally learning the file structure a bit more 0.o.

Please help, thanks in advance and sorry for anything "retarded" in the post its 3 45am and i have to work in 2 hours.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
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what card is it?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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how can i find that out without physically opening my computer?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:32 PM   #4
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If you have windows on it then run everest and see... (or look at what win thinks it is)

What's the problem with openning the box anyway?

We can hardly help if we don't know what video card it is?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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I would recommend running lspci to find out.

For instance, my video card is:
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP 8x] (rev a1)

Much easier than rebooting or opening the case.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by kdogksu
I would recommend running lspci to find out.

For instance, my video card is:
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP 8x] (rev a1)

Much easier than rebooting or opening the case.
Not reliable. Not all cards will tell

My box and the video (a fx5700LE):

[amosf@shiva cpu-stuff]$ lspci
amd64-agp : [BRIDGE_HOST]
unknown : unknown (10de/00e0/1458/0c11) [BRIDGE_ISA]
unknown : unknown (10de/00e4/1458/0c11) [SERIAL_SMBUS]
usb-ohci : unknown (10de/00e7/1458/5004) [SERIAL_USB]
usb-ohci : unknown (10de/00e7/1458/5004) [SERIAL_USB]
ehci-hcd : unknown (10de/00e8/1458/5004) [SERIAL_USB]
unknown : unknown (10de/00e6/1458/e000) [NETWORK_ETHERNET]
snd-intel8x0 : [MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO]
unknown : unknown (10de/00e5/1458/5002) [STORAGE_IDE]
unknown : unknown (10de/00e3/1458/b002) [STORAGE_IDE]
unknown : unknown (10de/00e2/ffff/ffff) [BRIDGE_PCI]
unknown : unknown (10de/00ed/ffff/ffff) [BRIDGE_PCI]
unknown : Advanced Micro Devices|K8 NorthBridge [BRIDGE_HOST]
unknown : Advanced Micro Devices|K8 NorthBridge [BRIDGE_HOST]
unknown : Advanced Micro Devices|K8 NorthBridge [BRIDGE_HOST]
unknown : Advanced Micro Devices|K8 NorthBridge [BRIDGE_HOST]
unknown : unknown (10de/0343/3842/a333) [DISPLAY_VGA]
ne2k-pci : Realtek|RTL-8029(AS) [NETWORK_ETHERNET]
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:18 AM   #7
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Sorry.. i read card.. and was thinking NIC. I have a Nvidia FX5200 128 DDR. The only problem with opening the box is where its at under my desk next to my windows gaming computer.. i'mtoo lazy to open it up..

I'm having problems with my NIC as well.. Everytime i try to install Nvidias new driver it tries to set up something through kernel and it errors and says "recieved signal SIGSEGV; aborting".

When i fresh installed Slack 10.. i had no problems with my internet working.. but after i recompiled to 2.6.10 it died on me.. I dont know where to look to see if its recognizing it.. or even how to set it up. Googling is frusturating becuase i get 10,000 random things that really are of no help.

Internet first, then video card later. It should be on Eth0 right?.. how come i cant find it in any packages or anything.. anyways please help .

**Ethernet controller is INtel Corp. 82540EM Gig Ethernet Controller (rev2).

So its seeing it.. do i just need to configure it or something?

Last edited by Johanthegnarler; 02-15-2005 at 01:20 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:38 AM   #8
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Okay, I'm with you now...

Ah, check your kernel config carefully and see if there are any modules that aren't being compiled. Not sure which one it is, tho I only see a couple of intel gig options there... Configure all intel stuff to compile as a module and see how it goes...

Is the e1000 module being compiled?
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:40 AM   #9
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Is there a way to do a menuconfig without having to unpack kernel and basically recompile a new one? Just so i can check it.. maybe i made it modular on accident.. i don't remember how to check those either.. >< bad memory.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:46 AM   #10
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lsmod

is the command to list...

You need the e1000 module (intel 1000 ethernet) compiled. I just did a google to check. I'd say you missed it. You'll probably need to compile again. Compiling as a module is okay, but I'd say it may have been skipped altogether, tho you could try insmod....

I always keep the source installed of my current working kernel in case I need to recompile...
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:52 AM   #11
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Yea its not showing.. i must have missed it. : / I do still have the kernel source on hand so it wont be so bad. I'll just have to redo it and read really carefully.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 02:02 AM   #12
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You're right.. i completely missed the networking section.. that will teach me to do it at 1am in the morning with 4 hours of sleep backing me.

** Internet is now working thanks a lot.

Now time to figure out video card problem.

Last edited by Johanthegnarler; 02-15-2005 at 02:19 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 06:58 AM   #13
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The 5200 shouldn't be too bad to get going. Just run the nvidia installer and edit the X config file... Tho I have had trouble with the last couple of boxes and had to insmod every time I booted - then suddenly it worked on it's own... weird...
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:05 AM   #14
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Well.. i don't really understand whats going on. One problem is when i try to even update my driver it errors out..
I tried doing it with just extracting it into a file.. then a make install to see whats really going on.

The last thing i can see it having problems is it states, "Unable to remove existing NVIDIA kernel module.
Please be sure to have exited X before attempting to install the nvidia kernel module." *I am not in X*

Then it goes on says Failed rmmod sanity check. Bailing out!
Goes on failing make 2-1 and then kicks me out of directory.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #15
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Okay, when I do it I start the box in run level 3 and run the nvidia installer as root... Just checking the obvious first
 
  


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