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Old 07-21-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question Gigabit nic not working on Slackware 10.2 and Gigabyte GA-81g1000-G mobo


Hi guys I was wondering if anyone out there can help. I am not new to Linux, and know enough to get around most problems via the web but this one's got me stumped. My old server mobo died and I invested some money in a new Gigabyte GA-81g1000-G mobo. This beast comes with an onboard gigabit nic. I have been trying for a week now to get this nic to work with no success. So here's what I've got:

Gigabyte GA-81g1000-G motherboard
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
1gb ram, 2gb swap
currently running 2.4.31 kernel
onboard gb nic (not working) + Intel pro100 (stuck this in so I could get network on box)

If I run lspci it returns me:

01:02.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)


If I run cat /proc/pci i get:

Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 8).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=56.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf9105000 [0xf9105fff].
I/O at 0xb400 [0xb43f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf9000000 [0xf90fffff].
Bus 1, device 9, function 0:
Ethernet controller: Galileo Technology Ltd. Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 19).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=23.Max Lat=31.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf9100000 [0xf9103fff].
I/O at 0xb800 [0xb8ff].


The onboard nic is eth0 and the pci intel pro 100 is eth1. If I run a netconfig etc then it detects eth0 fine, sets all of my settings (either dhcp or static) and seems to work. Or if I set everything statically through either the "ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.50 netmask 255.255.255.0" command or in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf, I can bring eth0 up and get a dhcp lease/static assignment, but I get no traffic at all across that nic. When I try to ping another machine on my network or the web everything just gets lost. I also thought that it might have been a routing problem so even tried setting the eth0 ip statically and then running "route add default gw 192.168.0.1 eth0" but that didn't help either.

I have downloaded linux drivers and compiled them into the 2.4.31 kernel, left them as modules and run "modprobe sk98lin", compiled them into the 2.6.13 kernel, left them as modules etc but I just cannot get the onboard card to work. I have been searching the web for a week trying to find drivers, instructions etc to get it going but I am having no luck at all. Can someone please help me?

Thanks in advance - Jay
 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:21 PM   #2
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Angry Another interesting thing I have found

If I run "cat /proc/net/sk98lin\:\ Ne/eth0"

Detailed statistic for device eth0
=======================================

Board statistics

Card name Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter
Vendor/Device ID 11ab/4320
Card type (Bit) 32
Active Port A
Preferred Port A
Interrupt Moderation disabled
Bus type PCI
Bus speed (MHz) 33
Bus width (Bit) 32
Driver version 8.40.2.3 (02)
Driver release date Mar-22-2006
Hardware revision v1.3

Receive statistics

Received bytes 3039
Received packets 23
Receive errors 0
Receive dropped 0
Received multicast 0

Transmit statistics

Transmitted bytes 128
Transmitted packets 2
Transmit errors 0
Transmit dropped 0
Transmit collisions 0
--------

then as I am trying to ping/connect to devices the numbers are increasing on the transmitted side of things so maybe I am halfway there to getting the nic to work? Thanks again for any ideas you may be able to put forward!

Jay
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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have the exact same problem.... and im stumped too... although i remember back maybe 2 months ago getting a similar box to work under 10.1 with 2.6.13-rc3 kernel..... and some downloaded driver off the internet.... (sk98lin) however...

Why does sk98lin NOT WORK! when its already there... bleh... its got to be something easy...
 
Old 07-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #4
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hmm i had been loading via-rhine onboard NIC drivers from the drive being on a diffrent mobo... so im going to disable those and enable the proper modprobe of sk98lin or skge and hopefully that will fix it =) might wan't to double check you aren't loading any extra network modules from your mobo
 
Old 07-27-2006, 04:28 PM   #5
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Download the latest stable kernel. Do not use any extra modules (drivers) from sites. The module should be skge or sky2.
 
  


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