LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-08-2003, 11:24 PM   #1
mjrpes
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
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.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 01:39 AM   #2
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
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.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
mjrpes
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
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.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:33 PM   #4
adz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
Oh well. As long as it works.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suse 9.0 doesn't detect Ethernet card on nVidia shipset 2, on-board card Realtek 8201 devilpim Linux - Newbie 3 05-27-2006 12:08 AM
RH7.2 and On-board Ethernet Card Skywalker Linux - Software 13 11-15-2004 05:28 AM
HELP getting internet up, suse 9.1, nForce ethernet card darc Linux - Newbie 1 05-23-2004 07:37 PM
How do I set up a 2nd Ethernet card? socratesabroad Linux - Networking 6 05-16-2004 08:58 PM
2nd ethernet card driver install problem bya Linux - Networking 1 04-05-2004 12:52 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration