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Old 07-23-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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Realtek RTL8139 Networkcard Problems


Hi

I just bought a network card today, Realtek RTL8139, and am having problems getting it working in slackware 9.0

Basically i don't know what to do. The card is seen at the boot up, the following is taken from /var/log/message

Jul 23 18:17:12 elma kernel: 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.26
Jul 23 18:17:12 elma kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:08.0
Jul 23 18:17:12 elma kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
Jul 23 18:17:12 elma kernel: eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xd496f000, 00:40:f4:74:51:ee, IRQ 11
Jul 23 18:17:12 elma kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-1, assigned address 2

When i do ifconfig as root i don't have a eth0. I also tried netconfig and went though the different options and it still didn't find my card. I really don't know what to do now.

Any information at all would be great

Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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Getting any messages related to the card
in /var/log/syslog or /var/log/debug?

Also, what happens if you just attempt
to force it up with some "random" value?

su -
ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.1

Cheers,
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:16 PM   #3
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I forced the connection..... and it worked!

why is the card not activated at boot ?

Will i just add the line

ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1
to
/etc/rd.d/rc.local

is that the best way ?

Thanks very much for the help
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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Pleasure ...

I'm not quite sure why netconfig doesn't do
the trick for you.

Basically all that netconfig does is to
set-up you /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 script and
/etc/resolv.conf, and you could just as
well do that manually.

Just look at that file, it's pretty self-explanatory,
you only set a few variables to match your
network.

All that said: you can also force it
from rc.local, but the "native" way would
be more elegant ;)

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Last edited by Tinkster; 07-23-2003 at 03:23 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 11:10 PM   #5
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Well. In Slackware by default if you omit the information about a network interface, it's just ignored at boot. As you can read in the
'/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1' file.

See you.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 09:45 AM   #6
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Hello Like the sames as above i cant get mine working?
ive tried these above and none of them are working not even the eth0. my network worked on redhat and mandrake but not slackware can somebody please help me?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:04 AM   #7
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When you installed Slackware did you enable networking during the setup phase??

If so study dmesg and see if the card is recognised (dmesg +AHw- less) if so
check the rc.inet1 script file.

johneb47
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:42 PM   #8
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i had an issue with a realtek card earlier this morning actually, was detected at boot and would either hang slack's boot up, or just not show up after boot. changed the pci port it was and it was all good .
 
  


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