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Old 04-11-2005, 08:51 AM   #1
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Ethernet card problem on Laptop Toshiba Satellite A60


I have a Laptop Toshiba Satellite A60 with Suse 9.2 and I want to configure my ethernet card to connect to a local network...
My card seems to be recongnized..
I've set the network parameters (IP,Netmask,Gateway and DNS), but when I try to ping the gateway, it says that no packet has been delivered.
I've also tried with DHCP, but it indicates that the sever is unreachable..
Under Windows XP, it works normally with the same network parameters..


I've launched the ARP comand under Suse and it gives me this :
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Adress |HwType | HwAdress | Flugsmask | Iface
10.10.0.250 |**********|(incomplete) |********** | eth0
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where ** are spaces and 10.10.0.250 is the gateway adress..

I've launched tcpdump and it gives this :
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Listening to port....................size 96ko
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And it stays like this for minutes.
When I interrupt it with Ctrl-C it says :
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0 packs intercepted
0 packs...................
0 packs..............
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Can any body help me??
 
Old 04-12-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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Sure that your NIC is working? What do you get from ifconfig and can you 'ping localhost' as well as 'ping <ip>'?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:02 AM   #3
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What does NIC means?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:08 AM   #4
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Sorry
Network Interface Card (I think), short form of your network adapter.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:08 AM   #5
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And how can I check that it works well?
In the Yast hardware configuration, it seems that the Ethernet card it recognized correctly...But I'm not sure that's working...
 
Old 04-12-2005, 08:07 AM   #6
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I guess only indirect parameters. If you do not get something useful from the suggested commands (ping localhost, ping <ip>, ifconfig), you could check with lsmod if the driver is loaded. But you probably know that from YaST already.
What do you get if you switch-off the firewall?

BTW: did you plug your ethernet cable into the correct port?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 08:43 AM   #7
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Don't worry about the cable :-D
I've executed lsmode nad it gave me the modules that are running, but I don't know which one I should look for...
 
Old 04-12-2005, 08:46 AM   #8
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Depends on the hardware...
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:08 AM   #9
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I've found something interesting in the Suse officila website about my network card (Realtek 8139)
My kernel version is 2.6.

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Applies to: SUSE LINUX 7.1
Symptom:
You are using a Realtek RTL8139 network card which has been configured with YaST or YaST2. If you use Kernel 2.2.18 the card works without problems, but not with Kernel 2.4.
Cause:
The module which support this card is not available in Kernel 2.4.
Solution:
Use the module 8139too instead of rtl8139. This is available for both kernel versions.
To use this module, the corresponding entry in /etc/modules.conf has to be changed. Edit the file with your favourite editor (which should not automatically break long lines).

Search for the following line:

alias eth0 rtl8139

And replace it with the following line:

alias eth0 8139too

After restarting the network or rebooting the system the card should work as expected with both kernels.
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But when I wanted to modify the modules.conf I've found that it was empty!!!
Is there any other file that I can modify?
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:53 AM   #10
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You can use YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Card to specify the driver.

In 'Already Configured Devices' select 'Change'
select your card, press 'Edit'
select 'Advanced' -> 'Hardware details'
in the section 'Module Name' enter '8139too' or '8139cp' (the later driver works fine on my system).
 
Old 05-03-2005, 12:49 PM   #11
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You are going down the same journey on 9.2 with your Toshiba laptop that I went thru installing SUSE 9.2 on my Toshiba A65. No matter what I did to try to reconfigure the Network card information, I could never get it to work. Finally, I went to my Win98 desktop, logged onto an RPM mirror site, downloaded the latest kernel files, and burned them onto a CD.

Next I brought up my laptop, installed the RPM updates using YAST, rebooted, and the Network worked immediately. After verifying Internet connectivity (hello eBay!), the next thing I did was to execute the YOU function to get all the online updates and install them, and this worked too.

There is a whole lotta info on this in my previous posts on this website; follow the bread crumbs. Bottom Line --> The 9.2 kernel "outta-da-box" doesn't play well with laptop Network cards.

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Moonrover
 
  


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