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mjrpes 11-08-2003 11:24 PM

problem installing 2nd ethernet card on nforce board
 
i'm thoroughly stumped.

i have a 3com 905-CX-TXM card that is installed on the PCI slot of my ASUS A7N266-VM board. i'm using slackware 9.0. i cannot get the card recognized by my system.

first i downloaded the 3c90x "Vortex" drivers, compiled them without problem, and then installed them. when i do an insmod for the driver i get a "init_module: device not recognized" message.

so i then look at what pci hardware is recongized on my system. this is the output:

Quote:

PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce CPU bridge (rev 178).
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xfbffffff].
Bus 0, device 0, function 1:
RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 220/420 Memory Controller (rev 178).
Bus 0, device 0, function 2:
RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 220/420 Memory Controller (rev 178).
Bus 0, device 0, function 3:
RAM memory: PCI device 10de:01aa (nVidia Corporation) (rev 178).
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce ISA Bridge (rev 195).
Bus 0, device 1, function 1:
SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce PCI System Management (rev 193).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=1.
I/O at 0x5000 [0x500f].
I/O at 0x5500 [0x550f].
I/O at 0x5100 [0x511f].
Bus 0, device 2, function 0:
USB Controller: PCI device 10de:01c2 (nVidia Corporation) (rev 195).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=1.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xef000000 [0xef000fff].
Bus 0, device 3, function 0:
USB Controller: PCI device 10de:01c2 (nVidia Corporation) (rev 195).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=1.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xee800000 [0xee800fff].
Bus 0, device 4, function 0:
Ethernet controller: PCI device 10de:01c3 (nVidia Corporation) (rev 194).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=1.Max Lat=20.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xee000000 [0xee0003ff].
I/O at 0xd800 [0xd807].
Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce PCI-to-PCI bridge (rev 194).
Bus 0, device 9, function 0:
IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce IDE (rev 195).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=1.
I/O at 0xb800 [0xb80f].
Bus 0, device 30, function 0:
PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce AGP to PCI Bridge (rev 178).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=8.
Bus 2, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon VE QY (rev 0).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=8.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf7ffffff].
I/O at 0xa800 [0xa8ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xed800000 [0xed80ffff].

from the text above, although i see the nforce enthernet controller, i see no sign of the 3com card. maybe this is why i'm getting a "device not recognized" message with insmod. i know the card was put in the PCI slot properly, because the green light by the jack is on. but if it's the case that the system cannot find the card when doing a PCI scan, what can i do?

i had no trouble getting the onboard LAN to work with the necessary nforce drivers. i tried getting the 3com card working before and after i installed the nforce drivers.

any help would be appreciated. i'm pretty much a linux newb, so i'm hoping it's something obvious that i'm not doing correctly.

adz 11-09-2003 01:39 AM

Do you have another OS (such as windows) on the same computer? If so doesn it work in the other OS? Have you tried putting the card in another slot? Maybe the slot is damaged. Have you tried putting the card in another computer? Maybe the card is damaged.

mjrpes 11-09-2003 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by adz
Do you have another OS (such as windows) on the same computer? If so doesn it work in the other OS? Have you tried putting the card in another slot? Maybe the slot is damaged. Have you tried putting the card in another computer? Maybe the card is damaged.
this computer i have runs linux alone. when i was having these problems, i put it in another computer i have, a Dell running winXP, and it worked fine. so that's why i figured it must be something with this certain system. i tried putting it in a different pci slot like you said, and it's still was not recognized.

but then i figure i might as well try another ethernet card, so i put a 3com 905 C-TX in there (the only different is no X in CX), and now the system recognizes it! i have no idea what's going on, maybe it's a problem with the motherboard, but i guess i'll just use this card with it and put the ethernet card that does not work in my other computer.

i hate technology.

adz 11-09-2003 07:33 PM

Oh well. As long as it works.


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