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Old 11-03-2005, 02:02 PM   #1
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Ethernet controller problem


I'm having problems with my ALi Ethernet controller under Suse 9.2, kernel 2.6.4.

The problem is that where Suse notices the card and I'm able to configure it in YaST without any problems, it does not seem to use it. So no connection to the DSL-multiport modem is made (the modem is functioning perfectly well as I'm writing this on a windows pc that uses the same modem).

Also in the Suseplugger the details of the ALi Ethernet controller show that the card is available, but not configured, even though I have configured it in YaST several times.

Please help me get this card to make contact with the modem. For some more information, see below. I have copied the relevant parts (in my eyes) of the lspci, as I can not paste it from that computer to this one.

0000:00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 5263 (rev 40)

if you need more please let me know and I will copy that as well.
Old 11-03-2005, 05:45 PM   #2
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Try running

grep -F -e 5263 /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.pcimap

The output will tell you if you have any driver modules for this unit. Check that the module is loaded with 'lsmod'. Otherwise try loading it by hand with 'modprobe <module name>'.

If everything OK and driver loaded try running 'ifconfig' to see what configuration (if any) is set up. Don't try to transcribe the while thing. Just see if there is an entry for 'eth0' with an IP address.

Also worth checking through system messages for relevant-looking errors. Running 'dmesg | less' will let you page through the messages.


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