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Old 04-05-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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Cant connect to the internet on Asus P5WD2 mobo after slackware install with DHCP


hey everyone.

I was able to get Slackware 10.2 to install properly on my system. But when I finally ran X windows and KDE to go to the GUI i typed in ifconfig to see if i have any network connectivity and it gave me a simple IP address. Yet when i try to open up a webpage it will not open. Also ping does not recognize any of the sites i am trying to ping to. Is there somethin wrong with the network configuration? I set the network up as DHCP. I am using an Asus p5wd2 motherboard with a Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet LAN controller thats built into the Mobo. Are there any extra drivers i am supposed to download and install so the internet can work? please help!
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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What exactly does ifconfig say.

Check firewall.
You are connected to a network with dhcp - can you ping the internet gateway server? Other machines on the network? Is the internet accessed through a proxy?
In general, you won't need extra drivers to use ethernet... this is one of the things that linux does. However - the ability to access the internet may not be switched on by default.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:16 AM   #3
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how would i find out what the internet gateway server IP is? I am configured to connect to the internet with DHCP. I do not know why its not working ;[
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:34 AM   #4
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Do you see some ethX device when you run ifconfig?
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:40 AM   #5
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how would i find out what the internet gateway server IP is? I am configured to connect to the internet with DHCP. I do not know why its not working
You ask your network administrator. In general, one does not connect to the internet via a DHCP connection - this is used to connect to a LAN. The LAN usually has a gateway or a router for shared internet connections.

You should be able to use the network gui tools to see the other computers on the network. You can ping them by name.

So - back to my questions:

can you ping anyone else on the LAN?
what exactly does ifconfig actually say (copy and paste it)?

(this last one is actually quite important.)
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:19 PM   #6
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Which network device module do i use with the Asus P5WD2 motherboard?

Hello Everyone

I need help configuring my network device on my Asus P5WD2 Motherboard. The network device controller (as per what is written in the Asus manual that came with the MB) is Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN controller. What network device module am I supposed to use to get this network device to work? I looked in rc.modules but I could not find any device which looked like it would match my network device. PLEASE HELP!! I wanna get on the internet finally with my new Linux install so all help will be GREATLY appreciated
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:30 PM   #7
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You will have to compile a custom kernel -- see Shilo's sticky at the top of this forum.

The actual module you need resides at "Device Drivers > Networking Devices > Ethernet (1000 Mbit) > Marvell Yukon Chipset / SysKonnect SK-98xx Support"

Last edited by mdarby; 04-10-2006 at 09:32 PM.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:35 PM   #8
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Issue "/sbin/lspci" and post the results. I have this:
Code:
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13
on an Asus K8V-X which uses the "sk98lin" module.

Now, I didn't look your motherboard up from Asus site,
nor did I look in the Linux HCL here at LQ, nor did I
search Google <Linux> for it. But if I were you, I'd
open a terminal and as root issue "modprobe sk98lin"
and then issue "lsmod" and see if that feller is there.

You can use the app "netconfig" as root to setup your
network once you get the module loaded.

You didn't include your kernel version, so I can't tell
if that module is actually in your kernel. You can issue
"uname -r" to get that kernel version. The module will be
located at "/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/sk98lin/"
if you've got it.

It's in the > 2.4.32 kernels, not in 2.4.31 iirc.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:42 PM   #9
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If you want a simple way to build a 2.6.x.y kernel for Slackware:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...21#post2166621

Some people are still mixing steps needed for 2.4 with 2.6 kernels.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:59 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdarby
You will have to compile a custom kernel -- see Shilo's sticky at the top of this forum.

The actual module you need resides at "Device Drivers > Networking Devices > Ethernet (1000 Mbit) > Marvell Yukon Chipset / SysKonnect SK-98xx Support"

where did you find that at? is it on a cd or a specific site?
 
Old 04-10-2006, 10:06 PM   #11
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He is giving you the path to selecting that driver in a kernel configuration menu, such as one you get when you issue "make menuconfig" or one of those other choices in my kernel build guide.

If you would kindly post your Slackware version
Code:
bruce@silas:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version 
Slackware 10.2.0
and your kernel version
Code:
bruce@silas:~$ uname -a
Linux silas 2.6.16.2 #2 Mon Apr 10 14:59:39 CST 2006 i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux
I'd be happy to guide you in rebuilding a kernel, as would these other gentlemen.

Slackware 10.2 includes the Linux 2.4.31 kernel, which does not include that module (driver), so to use that NIC you will have to compile a 2.4.32 or later kernel.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 04-10-2006 at 10:10 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 01:09 AM   #12
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Or you could get it from here and compile only a driver, not whole kernel: http://www.marvell.com/drivers/drive...?dId=107&pId=9.

EDIT: Found better link, so replaced.

Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 04-11-2006 at 03:21 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 05:06 AM   #13
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Asilentmurmur - I have merged your two threads as they are about the same thing.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 05:09 AM   #14
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hey everyone sorry for the delay

my slackware version is 10.2 my kernal is 2.4.31. How do i go about compiling the custom kernel?
 
Old 04-11-2006, 05:18 AM   #15
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You won't need to compile custom kernel if you follow my advice.
Otherwise, read kernel compile guide like Chinaman one which he already mentioned.
 
  


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