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Old 02-12-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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Linksys Ethernet Card Suddenly Stopped Working 10.2


Have installed Slack 10.2 with a Linksys NC100 Ethernet Card. Computer is connected to Linksys WRT-54G which is connected to a Zoom DSL modem/router. I have been running Slack without issue, including using the internet without issue for 3 weeks. Booted up today with problems.

I have a laptop connected to the WRT-54G wirelessly without issue. Only experiencing troubles with Slack desktop.

Steps I have already tried. I have made sure the DSL connection is working with other computers on the same subnet. I have rerun the network configuration through pkgtool. I have rebooted to make sure that it had the chance to restart all of the setup scripts properly. I have "ifconfig -a", "lspci", "lsmod", and "modprobe tulip" all without figuring out the issue. I have also check to make sure the lights on the NIC were on, and I have a green light, it also shows up on the router as being connected or on.

I have included the following information to help provide solutions. Can a NIC just go bad all of the sudden?

Code:
"lspci Output"
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev. 11)
Code:
"lsmod Output"
It showed no module loaded for any Ethernet Controler
Code:
"cat /proc/interrupts Output"
It showed no interrupt being used for the ethernet controler. I had the following interrupts being used: timer, keyboard, cascade, rtc, usb-uhci, VIA686A, PS/2 Mouse, ide0, ide1
Code:
"ifconfig -a Output"
lo     Link encap: Local Loopback
       inet addr: 127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
       UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
       RX packets:255 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
       TX packets:255 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
       colisions:0 txqueuelen:0
       RX bytes:51337 (50.1 Kb) TX bytes:51337 (50.1 Kb)
Code:
"modprobe tulip Output"
/lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.o.gz: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.o.gz: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
     You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.o.gz: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.o.gz failed
/lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.o.gz: insmod tulip failed
I hope that helps. Thanks in advance for any replies.

mowestusa
 
Old 02-12-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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When I have hardware problems, I generally just upgrade my kernel. This seems to work 9 times out of 10. See if upgrading to the 2.6 kernel doesn't help.
Let us know the results.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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And, yes, a nic can go bad all of a sudden. Same thing happened to me just last friday: Stopped working. Tried same card in a different windows box, had the same issue. Replaced card with exact same model (Same as yours, (NC100), works perfect now.

Could be you got a spike from somewhere, or the NIC just died. Unfortunately, it happens
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #4
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UPDATE:

Thanks for the advice. I decided that I probably had a dead card since modprobe didn't work. I actually had a spare card lying around, had no idea if it would work, because it was a spare part from someone else. It was a realtek chip card, poped it in rebooted, and everything came up without issue. I'm using the workstation with the new card right now to make this entry.

I thought about a kernel upgrade, but thought that since it was working fine before under 2.4, and the only difference that had occured in the system was a shutdown and reboot, I doubted all of my efforts to install a new kernel would fix the problem.

Another happy slack user helped by linuxquestions.org.

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:06 AM   #5
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Can be any of a thousand reasons why the card may die. But at least you had a spare around. I've always got 2 spares of whatever cards i have....My wife complains, but not when her computer needs a part...lol
 
Old 02-14-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cwwilson721
Can be any of a thousand reasons why the card may die. But at least you had a spare around. I've always got 2 spares of whatever cards i have....My wife complains, but not when her computer needs a part...lol
It is amazing how much my wife complains about the time I spend on the computer, and the assorted computer junk I have laying around, but wow does she want me to act fast when the computer goes down, and she doesn't get to check her email when she wants to.

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