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Old 06-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
eastwindtoo
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Dell Poweredge 2550 with Slackware 12 2.6.21.5-smp kernel - NIC problem


Hi people.
I have recently received a Dell Poweredge 2550 and I want to load it with Slackware and use the 12 2.6.21.5-smp kernel

I have successfully booted knoppix on this box and checked my emails
- so hardware is not faulty.

I did a fresh install of slackware 12 in the box and although the
nic is seen and the irq is noted when the boot is taking place, when
everything is finished, the nic is not allocated any irq.

I thought maybe the DVD I got was faulty, so I put a hard drive in
another box and did an install from the DVD, no problem, can check my email using the same kernel as I have use on the Dell.

I thought maybe the on board nic in the Dell was not fully supported
so I put a realtek into a pci slot, turned off the onboard nic, re-tested
with knoppix - still good, and went back to the Slackware. Still not going.
I only get the default local host 127.0.0.1 when I do an ifconfig. When I do
any other searches for eth0 it says the card doesn't exist. As mentioned
above, the nic is detailed in var/adm/messages with its irq etc correct.

Can anyone give me any help on how to solve this problem

regards
eastwindtoo


The following are some dumps from the system
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This is "lsmod" from the Dell using slackware 12. This is the system I realy want to use.

Module Size Used by
ipv6 254496 23
pcmcia 34988 0
pcmcia_core 36500 1 pcmcia
capability 7304 0
commoncap 9344 1 capability
lp 13736 0
parport_pc 27812 1
parport 34760 2 lp,parport_pc
pcspkr 6528 0
psmouse 39048 0
8139too 25472 0
shpchp 33172 0
mii 8576 1 8139too
serio_raw 9220 0
ata_generic 9220 0
pata_serverworks 11656 0
i2c_piix4 11276 0
sworks_agp 11424 0

agpgart 31432 1 sworks_agp
pata_sil680 10756 0
sg 30364 0
evdev 11904 1

_________________________________________________________________
This is "lsmod" from the Dell using knoppix.

Module Size Used by
agpgart 30512 0
autofs4 18820 1
af_packet 20104 0
ext3 124552 1
jbd 65060 1 ext3
8139too 25600 0
mii 7808 1 8139too
i2c_piix4 11408 0
i2c_core 21248 1 i2c_piix4
parport_pc 38596 0
parport 33480 1 parport_pc
8250 41692 0
serial_core 21120 1 8250
usbhid 42176 0
pcmcia 21776 0
yenta_socket 21896 0
rsrc_nonstatic 12160 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 42272 3
pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
video 18308 0
thermal 14984 0
processor 24552 1 thermal
fan 7300 0
container 7296 0
button 7168 0
battery 12420 0
ac 7556 0
genrtc 12060 0
unionfs 109944 1
cloop 18848 1
sbp2 24456 0
ohci1394 33028 0
ieee1394 300600 2 sbp2,ohci1394
usb_storage 63296 0
ub 18332 0
ohci_hcd 21896 0
uhci_hcd 31376 0
ehci_hcd 31752 0
usbcore 101496 7 usbhid,usb_storage,ub,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
aic7xxx 169016 2
_____________________________________________________________________
This is from /var/adm/debug using Slackware 12

Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 524272) 0 entries of 256 used
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 524272
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Normal zone: 1760 pages used for memmap
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Normal zone: 223520 pages, LIFO batch:31
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: HighMem zone: 2303 pages used for memmap
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: HighMem zone: 292593 pages, LIFO batch:31
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: mapped IOAPIC to ffffb000 (fec01000)
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Boot video device is 0000:00:0e.0
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI1._PRT]
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 01)
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI2._PRT]
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 02)
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.I960._PRT]
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: libata version 2.20 loaded.
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide0...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide1...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide2...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide3...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide0...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide1...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Probing IDE interface ide3...
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: sda: Mode Sense: e3 00 10 08
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: sda: Mode Sense: e3 00 10 08
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: sdb: Mode Sense: b3 00 00 08
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: sdb: Mode Sense: b3 00 00 08
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: sdc: Mode Sense: ab 00 10 08
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: sdc: Mode Sense: ab 00 10 08
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
______________________________________________________________________
This is from /var/adm/messages using Slackware 12

Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.28
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xec00, 00:e0:4c:08:e3:70, IRQ 19
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: agpgart: agp_backend_initialize() failed.
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: agpgart: agp_backend_initialize() failed.
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
Jun 16 12:42:51 zacchaeus kernel: piix4_smbus 0000:00:0f.0: Found 0000:00:0f.0 device

_____________________________________________________________________
I dumped the /proc/net/dev file from Slackware 12 and got this

Inter-| Receive | Transmit
face |bytes packets errs drop fifo frame compressed multicast|bytes packets errs drop fifo colls carrier compressed
lo: 2384 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 2384 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
eth12: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


_______________________________________________________________________
I dumped the /proc/interupts file and got this

CPU0 CPU1
0: 85 0 IO-APIC-edge timer
1: 171 560 IO-APIC-edge i8042
6: 3 1 IO-APIC-edge floppy
7: 0 0 IO-APIC-edge parport0
8: 1 0 IO-APIC-edge rtc
9: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi acpi
11: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi ohci_hcd:usb1
12: 25 11 IO-APIC-edge i8042
14: 540 1206 IO-APIC-edge ide2
17: 3011 3023 IO-APIC-fasteoi aic7xxx
18: 111 92 IO-APIC-fasteoi aic7xxx
NMI: 0 0
LOC: 9355 8405
ERR: 0
MIS: 0
 
Old 06-23-2008, 01:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Please post the contents of /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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I suspect that you may need the e1000 kernel module that was not part of the default Slackware 12 setup.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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Still not solved

Thanks for this thought. I searched out the source code for this kernel and did all the compile/install as per the readme that is with it but the problem still exists :-(

I really don't want to go backwards to an earlier release. Any other thoughts? Anyone...

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I suspect that you may need the e1000 kernel module that was not part of the default Slackware 12 setup.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:41 AM   #5
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Contents as requested

Here are the two files that you want to see.
I am really struggling here people. Thanks for your valuable time :-)

rc.inet1.conf
________________________________________________________________________________

# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
#
# This file contains the configuration settings for network interfaces.
# If USE_DHCP[interface] is set to "yes", this overrides any other settings.
# If you don't have an interface, leave the settings null ("").

# You can configure network interfaces other than eth0,eth1... by setting
# IFNAME[interface] to the interface's name. If IFNAME[interface] is unset
# or empty, it is assumed you're configuring eth<interface>.

# Several other parameters are available, the end of this file contains a
# comprehensive set of examples.

# =============================================================================

# Config information for eth0:
IPADDR[0]=""
NETMASK[0]=""
USE_DHCP[0]="yes"
DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]="192.168.0.1"

# Config information for eth1:
IPADDR[1]=""
NETMASK[1]=""
USE_DHCP[1]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[1]=""

# Config information for eth2:
IPADDR[2]=""
NETMASK[2]=""
USE_DHCP[2]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[2]=""

# Config information for eth3:
IPADDR[3]=""
NETMASK[3]=""
USE_DHCP[3]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[3]=""

# Default gateway IP address:
GATEWAY=""

# Change this to "yes" for debugging output to stdout. Unfortunately,
# /sbin/hotplug seems to disable stdout so you'll only see debugging output
# when rc.inet1 is called directly.
DEBUG_ETH_UP="no"

## Example config information for wlan0. Uncomment the lines you need and fill
## in your info. (You may not need all of these for your wireless network)
#IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
#IPADDR[4]=""
#NETMASK[4]=""
#USE_DHCP[4]="yes"
#DHCP_HOSTNAME[4]="icculus-wireless"
#DHCP_KEEPRESOLV[4]="yes"
#DHCP_KEEPNTP[4]="yes"
#DHCP_KEEPGW[4]="yes"
#DHCP_IPADDR[4]=""
#WLAN_ESSID[4]=BARRIER05
#WLAN_MODE[4]=Managed
##WLAN_RATE[4]="54M auto"
##WLAN_CHANNEL[4]="auto"
##WLAN_KEY[4]="D5AD1F04ACF048EC2D0B1C80C7"
##WLAN_IWPRIV[4]="AuthMode=WPAPSK EncrypType=TKIP WPAPSK=7B1ABEEB5D197741923ED26727569C365E31212096A0EAFAD563B268BAD01CAF TxRate=0"
#WLAN_WPA[4]="wpa_supplicant"
#WLAN_WPADRIVER[4]="ndiswrapper"

## Some examples of additional network parameters that you can use.
## Config information for wlan0:
#IFNAME[4]="wlan0" # Use a different interface name nstead of
# the default 'eth4'
#HWADDR[4]="00:01:23:45:67:89" # Overrule the card's hardware MAC address
#MTU[4]="" # The default MTU is 1500, but you might need
# 1360 when you use NAT'ed IPSec traffic.
#DHCP_KEEPRESOLV[4]="yes" # If you dont want /etc/resolv.conf overwritten
#DHCP_KEEPNTP[4]="yes" # If you don't want ntp.conf overwritten
#DHCP_KEEPGW[4]="yes" # If you don't want the DHCP server to change
# your default gateway
#DHCP_IPADDR[4]="" # Request a specific IP address from the DHCP
# server
#WLAN_ESSID[4]=DARKSTAR # Here, you can override _any_ parameter
# defined in rc.wireless.conf, by prepending
# 'WLAN_' to the parameter's name. Useful for
# those with multiple wireless interfaces.
#WLAN_IWPRIV[4]="AuthMode=WPAPSK EncrypType=TKIP WPAPSK=thekey TxRate=0"
# Some drivers require a private ioctl to be
# set through the iwpriv command. If more than
# one is required, you can place them in the
# IWPRIV parameter (space-separated, see the
# example).
_____________________________________________________________________________

resolv.conf

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Please post the contents of /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:45 AM   #6
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Please post the output of "lspci" from the Dell using Slackware 12 also.
I thought it was here before, but do not see it.
 
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I based my response on the fact that when I googled the specs for your server, it showed the network adaptor as being the same as in my Dell E520.
My lspci output includes this line.
Quote:
Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562V 10/100 Network Connection (rev 02)
I know that I needed to add the e1000 kernel module to support this adaptor when I installed Slackware 12.0.
My lsmod output shows this line.
Quote:
e1000 121536 0
 
Old 07-15-2008, 09:28 PM   #8
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Smile problem solved :-)

Hi people
Thanks to those who tried to help me with this issue.

I followed up on the suggestios and discovered that there was a definate problem with the modules in slackware 12.0 regarding support for the NIC in the dell2550.

Anyway, with the release of 12.1 this problem no longer exists.

Terrific news :-)

So I have installed this and now everything works perfectly.

Regards

EastWind too

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