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Old 10-07-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
dssdave
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Network Cards not working FEDORA CORE 4


Hi there, I'm a Linux n00b.

I recently installed Redhat onto my ACER Aspire 3000 and my network card (eth0) didn't work. I visited a forum (could have been this one) and someone was having a similar problem. The solution was to add a small piece of code to one of the lines in a configuation file. The trouble is now I have formatted and I can't remember the code or the file I edited. Does anyone know what I;'m talking about?

Please help if you can I need this for my networking class at Seneca College. Thank you.

-dssdave
 
Old 10-08-2005, 05:43 AM   #2
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I'm afraid your going to have to describe what the symptoms are... error msgs or codes?? what does dmesg say?? see if your card shows up in the lspci command... Your just not giving up much to go on.. try ifconfig eth0 too... Anyway... your going to have to give us a lot more .. :-(
 
Old 10-09-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for the response

Sorry about the lack of information. I am using Fedora Core 4. Upon booting, the initialization of the eth0 fails.

[root@localhost dave]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4318 (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter

[root@localhost dave]# /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:8A:1F:A5
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe8a:1fa5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:12 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x1800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:3007 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3007 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3731534 (3.5 MiB) TX bytes:3731534 (3.5 MiB)

[root@localhost dave]# /sbin/ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:8A:1F:A5
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe8a:1fa5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:12 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x1800

Thats everything, if you need any more info just request it and I'll post up asap.


About the piece of code I had added when I installed Redhat, it was about 8 characters long or so. I added it to a file that reminded me of an autoexec.bat type of file. As soon as I added that code, the internet worked.

Thank you for the help, it is much appreciated.

-dssdave
 
Old 10-10-2005, 11:28 AM   #4
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I would also like to add that "Determining ip information for eth0 fails" upon booting.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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I'm using Acer Aspire 2002LMi and I'm having same problem... Any advices?
 
Old 11-10-2005, 07:01 PM   #6
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I think the problem is that DHCP is either not installed or is not functioning properly. I gave up on it for now until I have some more time to play around. Try to install all rpm's for DHCP. I'm a n00bie at this so that is all I can tell you.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 02:36 PM   #7
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No, It's not a dhcp problem. Rather acpi I'm still wondering how the hell is that possible, but you have to run FC4 with acpi=ht. Strange, becouse it as nothing to do with intell....

Last edited by wojtekjs; 11-11-2005 at 02:38 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:33 PM   #8
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The acpi=ht .... what config file does that go into? I think that might actually be the answer to my original problem.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:27 PM   #9
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It can goes to grub.conf couse it's a kernel options. Modify grub.conf by adding "acpi=ht" for eg. before "rhgb" and than type grub-install as root. Sis900 will work, but not acpi
 
Old 11-13-2005, 11:10 AM   #10
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I'll give it a shot soon, I'm just too lazy right now. Thank you for the response, I was going crazy trying to remember the filename.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 06:24 PM   #11
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same problem

i have the same problem with acer aspire3003 (sis900) runing suse 10.0 . it did not work even if i configure adapter thru the yast or directly by using ifconfig command......

any sugestion ???
 
Old 11-14-2005, 07:29 PM   #12
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I'm not sure, as I stated in the first post I'm new to Linux. You may also want to try what I did with editing the grub.conf file and adding the line acpi=ht. It didn't work for me this time but I think that it may be worth a try.
P.S. Acer is just horrible, I will never recommend it to anyone ever again.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:12 AM   #13
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@tylu82: sis900 won't work couse it has some collision with acpi
@dssdave: don't say that, for me works fine. are You sure that You installed grub with new grub.conf? and don't use acpi=ht option any more, but acpi=noirq or pci=noacpi. both should work ass well, and the CPU Speed works.
Battery Monitor still don't, but I'm working on it. try this:
http://crippledcanary.se/?page_id=9
gaugusch.at
http://acpi.sourceforge.net/dsdt/index.php
You will have to compile the new kernel. I recommend 2.6.13, couse of some reason I could not start ndiswrapper at 2.6.14 (will try at the weekend, I hope so). mayby You will be lucky...

P.S. appologise for bad english and small letters
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:46 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try
 
Old 11-15-2005, 01:58 PM   #15
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Update:
WiFi: works
Lan - Sis900: works (pci=noacpi)
CPU Speed: works
Battery Monitor: works
all on brand new kernel 2.6.14.2!! (compiled with this: acpi-dsdt-initrd-v0.8b-2.6.14.patch)
 
  


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