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Old 02-17-2003, 10:13 PM   #1
stunhcterts
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Problem activatign eth0 Realtek 8139 Redhat 8.0


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
"device=eth0"
"bootproto=dhcp"
"onboot+yes"

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

length.

i tried lspci | grep ethernet and it didnt work but i tired lspci
here is the output for the lspic command

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev
03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 12)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 12)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 12)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 12)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 12)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 12)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation RIVA TNT2 Model 64 (rev 15)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

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.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 10:43 PM   #2
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as root, do
Code:
lsmod
the driver should say 8139too if it's loaded.

If its not,
Code:
modprobe 8139too
also, the "onboot+yes"
should say "onboot=yes", I think :}

Cheers,
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Old 02-18-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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it shows that the 8139too driver is there, and i just mistyped the onboot=yes it does read = not +. thanks anymore help still doesnt work. IM pretty sure its to do with the dhcp
 
Old 02-19-2003, 02:36 PM   #4
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Which dhcp-client package is your distro using?

Cheers,
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Old 02-19-2003, 06:07 PM   #5
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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.

Greetings

Gerard Brinkman
The Netherlands.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:46 PM   #6
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IM not sure what dhcp-client package im using . I installed redhat 8 with x windows system i know i didnt install kde. If u can tell me how to find what package im using that would be helpful thanks.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 12:31 AM   #7
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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.
 
  


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