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Hello im a newbie, im running Redhat 8.0, with a realtek 8139 ethernet card on
eth0, my isp is earthlink, and a dlink wireless router, but im hardwired into
the ethernet port, it is running dhcp. It works fine in xp so i know that there
is nothign with the router or network card.
im having troule activating my card and getting on the internet. I tried manually to set the ip as static ip's didnt work.
Following the other thread i made sure "alias eth0 8139too" was in /etc/modules.conf I ran "lsmod" as root and it is listed 8139too. so i didnt need to "modprobe 8139too" i used both "ifconfig" and when that didnt work i tired "service network restart" i checked /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcg-eth0 and it had
all in the file with some other stuff like the mac address.
then i tried to "ifup etho" to bring up eth0 and failed. I have a route for my host which is "127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain"
i can only ping myself thats it. this is all the info i have right now, if you
need any more data i can go back and copy all the error messages, but restarted
in xp to go on the net. Thanks for all those who will read this im sorry for its
i tried lspci | grep ethernet and it didnt work but i tired lspci
here is the output for the lspic command
RealTek RTL-8139, SMC EZ Card is the description of the ethernet card.
Please anyone help me withthis problem. I think that there is a newer version of a dhcp client and that it doesnt work with my settings/hardware. please tell me what i can do to fix it thanks.
I have the same problem as you I think.
I have a realtek 8139D with mandrake 9.0.
and I use a dhcp router.
When I try to boot,Mandrake cannot bring up my network interface.
When I reset and disconnect my network cable He can bring up my realtek network card en when I activate manualy my network in the mandrake control centre after I reconnected the cable, everything works.
Untill i reboot again.
In windows 98 the network card works perfect.
If you or anybody know whats wrong please tell me.
This card seems to be a global cause of grief. I have it on a dual boot i686 with RedHat 8.0 (2.4.18-14 kernel). Works fine under Win, but is not detected by Linux. On boot, the system is seeking but failing to locate the card "...does not seem to be present, delaying eth0 initialisation". I see the same problem on a few other posts. Shouldn't the system be able to at least detect the card before we look at DHCP and stuff? Don't know -- first time I'm setting up a system myself.
When I try to initialise manually, I find empty hardware option boxes -- I/O, DMA, mem, etc -- which are usually read directly from NIC ROM. Don't know what values to fill. Neither does the Realtek documentation.
I wonder, therefore, if I've set this card up correctly. I've tried three copies of the driver, plus the RPM from scyld.com. All report errors except the RPM, but that does not ensure detection either. Are there step-by-step idiot-proof instructions for setup?
If it's relevant, I'll be using this card to connect to a TCP/IP network running Win machines through a Surecom 8-port hub, using Samba.