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Old 06-27-2003, 10:59 AM   #1
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Embeded 3COM LAN


Motherboard is ASUS A7N8X it has two on board LAN (3COM and NVIDIA), Slackware 9.0 do not see any of them.
I have disabled the NVIDA in BIOS (one is enough).
IN WINXP Iget the following info:
3COM 3C920B-EMB
I/O C000-C07F
IRQ 21

I need help to get this to work in Slacware 9.0
Any ideas ?
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Old 06-27-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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try typing pcimodules at the prompt, Slack will scan your pci bus and tell you what modules it thinks you should load.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 12:06 AM   #3
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tulip
ohci1394
i810_audio
ehci-hcd
usb-ohci
tulip is the net card I have installed in a pci slot to be able to connect to my LAN and to the web and this works. I just want to remove this and use the LAN that exist on the motherboard. Any other suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 06-28-2003, 08:34 AM   #4
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okay, I'm no expert but it seems like the modules for that card are not yet included with linux, you might have to find them and install them before you can load them up with insmod or modprobe, then configure with ifconfig. If you decide to make it permanent just run the config options in a startup script (/etc/rc.d)
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:38 AM   #5
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Thanks ArnaudVR,
I will post here if I have any sucess.
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Old 06-28-2003, 11:44 PM   #6
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Patch your kernel with this:

http://home.t-online.de/home/Johanne...7n8x_3com.diff

Recompile, and then run netconfig.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:00 AM   #7
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Will this work for 3C920B-EMB ?
I don't see this type in the patch.
Since I never done any patching and recompiling I am just asking before I try to do this.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:31 PM   #8
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I've used it to get the 3com lan working on an A7N8X so i can verify that it does work.

I'd reccommend reading the tutorial on recompiling your kernel thats stickyed at the top of the forum. As for patching, save the diff to /usr/src then execute in /usr/src as root (make sure you have the kernel sources installed):

patch -p0 < asusa7n8x_3com.diff

More then likely, youll have to edit the patch to reflect the path to the files that are being patched. You should be safe changing the references to "linux-2.4.19" to "linux" provided the symlink was created when the kernel sources were installed.

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Old 06-30-2003, 12:36 AM   #9
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Hey go to the nvidia site for the drivers for the ethernet controller. I have almost the same motherboard and i found the drivers there. They also give u the instructions on how to update your machine.
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_nforce_1.0-0261
Go to that link to see what i am talking about.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:55 PM   #10
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Thanks all for your help, I was ready to attack the kernel for the first time in my life after cut and paste all the info together that I got here and elsewhere but to my big surprise the "make" command is nowhere to be found on my hd. I did install ALL from the Slack9.0 CD. I have no stone to crawl back under so the table will do for now. I will not give up but I will take a break. My old trusty Amiga 4000 will be my comfort.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 09:23 PM   #11
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The kernel is not on the Slackware cd. You need to get the kernel and download it. Go to www.kernel.org and download the lastest stable kernel. Then you have to do everything that is on the site.
 
  


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