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Old 10-27-2001, 11:00 AM   #1
Rayspace1
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Smile Smc 1211tx


I am using Mandrake 8.0 on a Micron Xru 266Mhz with 64MB RAM. This is a dual boot with Windoze 98. The installation appears to recognise The SMC 1211 TX ethernet card, and has installed the rtl8139 kernel module.

However the card doesn't seem to be working (works in 98 just fine). When I run Hardrake I get the error message

"modprobe can locate module eth0"

I tried moving the card to a different slot, to see if it was a PNP issue, but no difference.

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 10-27-2001, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: Smc 1211tx

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Originally posted by Rayspace1
I am using Mandrake 8.0 on a Micron Xru 266Mhz with 64MB RAM. This is a dual boot with Windoze 98. The installation appears to recognise The SMC 1211 TX ethernet card, and has installed the rtl8139 kernel module.

However the card doesn't seem to be working (works in 98 just fine). When I run Hardrake I get the error message

"modprobe can locate module eth0"

I tried moving the card to a different slot, to see if it was a PNP issue, but no difference.

Any help would be appreciated
u may need to add the line:

alias eth0 rtl8139

to /etc/modules.conf and then modprobe
 
Old 10-27-2001, 09:42 PM   #3
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Add alias eth0 rtl8139 to /etc/modules.conf, no change.

There was already an entry alias eth0 8139too which I deleted.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-27-2001, 10:59 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Add alias eth0 rtl8139 to /etc/modules.conf, no change.

There was already an entry alias eth0 8139too which I deleted.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance
ok, try the following to make sure that the adapter is recognised.
from a console prompt type: cat /proc/pci

this should list the pci devices and amongst that list u should c u'r nic. try & deduce ne irq conflicts if u can. if u say it works in w9x then there should be none.

then add the line to /etc/modules.conf if it's not already there and type:
/sbin/modprobe eth0 (loads module)
/sbin/lsmod (lists loaded modules)

if the module is loaded then u need to give it a ip/mask & activate it @ boot. i use redhat 7 and would run netcfg to configure the nic
settings. i am not sure about mandrake.

when u run modprobe & lsmod, u'll get a clearer picture, if the module loads then its the ip etc.. that it needs to activate. if the module does not load then houston we have a problem!
 
Old 10-28-2001, 02:36 PM   #5
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Talking Working Great !

Isof

You old sleuth you...

cat pci revealed a IRQ conflict with a video capture card. I removed it an the link light came on..

I added the /sbin commands to modules.conf but got error messages with this. Still no modprobe (so i took those lines out).

However, i went into netconf and added stuff manually (no modprobe). The main entry appeared to be kernal module rtl8139. Before this it wouldn't let me enter IP or mask info.

I think the IRQ conflict is probably a result of modprobe not working, but I don't use the video card anyway so no probs.

Everything is now going great (even Samba)...
I am in awe at your feet....(I am not worthy)

Thanks for the help.

Ray
 
Old 10-29-2001, 12:47 AM   #6
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np =)

glad i could help.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 05:23 PM   #7
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I'm using RH8, and i tried cat /proc/pci and under my NIC, it said non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xed800000 [0xed8000ff]

also, when i reboot, it shows that about 4 different things use an ICQ of 10. is that normal? (it also says they have an ICQ of 10 when i do cat /proc/pci)
 
  


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