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Old 05-27-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
theonlydrew
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A7V600 Gigabit Lan Not working


I cant get sound or the gigabit lan adapter, both of which are onboard, to work properly.
I am using an ASUS A7V600 Motherboard on RedHat 9.

The sound is an issue in another post, but let it be known that it automatically recognized that there was some type of hardware present.

THe Gigabit lan built in is the built in 3Com 3C940

It isnt seen in the network prefs or in the dev folder.

I dont know how to make the computer recognize the hardware, much less how to install a driver or a module, or whatever. I am computer literate, but the linux system is taking some adjusting.

Right now I am using a PCI nic realtek 8139 clone, but would very much like to use my onbard Gigabit, part of the reason I bought the damned thing.

THANKS very much

Drew Sawyer
 
Old 05-27-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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first be sure that there is a driver for your hardware. have you any reports of a working setup? search the internet and send a "lspci -v"(this takes a look at your pci-bus) in here. if you got the source of your kernel you can read the documentation under /usr/src/linux/kernel-souce..../Documantation/(network)
 
Old 05-27-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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Alrighty, I found that Asus offers a driver here:

http://www.asus.com.tw/support/downl...4C800%20Deluxe

but i dont know where to go from there. like i said, i have no clue how to assign drivers to a piece of hardware in linux.

Found this post----------------------
Depending on your distribution, you may already have “SysKonnect SK-98xx Gigabit” as a NIC option. I have the A7V600 loaded with Fedora, which has the SK-98 in the NIC list. For some reason, the NIC could not be detected using that definition, so I manually loaded the drivers following the SysKonnect instructions.

The driver can be found several pages in at

http://www.syskonnect.com/syskonnec...102_driver.html

Use the “Open Source Linux” driver as a module for kernel 2.4.13 and above (install-624.tar.bz2). It takes about 10 minutes to install. Be sure to read the “read me” instructions.

You can read a lot about these drivers by searching this forum for “3C940" or “3C2000"
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That site doesnt exist, but main site does, going through the library i find drivers for the one he was talking about. But they only offers SUSE linux drivers. I am using REDHAT 9. And there are not instructions on how to manually load the drivers. But once again, I say, i do not know how to manually load drivers. Sorry if I seem hopeless, I am not a complete tard, I just dont know what to do.

drew sawyer

THANKS SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING!!! Im still searching the net for info.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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is your redhat recent? just take a look at /lib/modules/<your-kernel-version>/kernel/driver/net .../sound
there could allready be modules for your network and sound. i looked in my kerneltree and saw sk98 for 2.6.5 and also for 2.4 so i think your drivers are in /lib/modules (above).
it may be called sk*. if they are there do:
"modprobe -vv sk*" as root. if it does not work send the output here.
please send the output of "lspci -v " here too.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 03:24 PM   #5
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Ok I found this:

/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/sk98lin

nothing happened when I typed "lspci -v" even in root, command not found

when i typed "modprobe -vv sk*" it also told me command not found

I was reading here: http://www.syskonnect.com/syskonnect...02_driver.html

And the README is awesome, but I still cant do "modprobe" what gives yo?

Thanks so much for helping.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 03:55 PM   #6
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modprobe is used to install modules. but it's just another way of doin' "insmod" - so try "insmod sk98lin" as root and your networkdriver should be loaded.
on debian systems there is a file /etc/modules. modules which are put there will be loaded on bootup. i don't know the Redhat way of doin' that. but i asume modprobe must be on your system. locate modprobe
 
Old 07-09-2004, 04:42 AM   #7
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I have the same board. I installed suse 9.0 and everything was automatically detected. Lan, sound, sata. make sure you use alsa for sound. even has an athlon optomized kernel. Yast is an awesome setup program. it will configure everything for you. I would recommend you move to suse 9.0. watch out , 9.1 is still not as fine tuned as 9.0
 
  


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