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Old 02-09-2004, 05:52 AM   #1
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Realtek 8139 + Laptop + Linux = no internet


I've one big problem. I've just installed Linux Suse 9. But I've tried Suse 8.1 too. In my laptop, there's a Realtek 8139 Card wich is working perfectly under Win XP. In YAST the card is configured correct too! All settings for inet are made too (IP and so on) but I just can't connect. Any ideas? I'm a complete newbie so please try to explain it, if you've a solution for me!

Thanks a lot at this time!

Old 02-09-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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Please let us know what the output from the commands /sbin/ifconfig and /sbin/lsmod looks like. The first command (ifconfig) shows the configured network interfaces on your system and lsmod tells you what modules (drivers usually) are loaded.

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ok thanks for this first step, I'll now start Linux and do these commands!
Old 02-11-2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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well...just a problem... I've done these commands and it showed me a lot of infos...but how can I post them here? I can't connect to inet in linux and cannot write to my ntfs partition to post them under xp! Any ideas?
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At the shell prompt type

/sbin/lsmod > mylsmod.txt

/sbin/ifconfig > myifconfig.txt
to redirect the output of the two commands to the two textfiles (they don't need to exist first), then copy them onto a floppy and access them under windows that way, (they'll be in the directory you were in when you typed the commands).

I don't have Windows XP so I don't know, but isn't it possible to mount your windows partition as writeable (so that you could avoid the floppy and just copy the files to C:\ ), or is this a problem to do with NTFS?

Hope this helps.

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Downy -- is it a pcmcia card? what make is it? check my thread ---

I have a similar sounding problem so I pulll out my card, push it back in and [as superuser] do "insmod 8139too" and then "dhclient" --- this gets me a connection. I do not know why it doesn't happen automatically but, for me, it's a temporary solution.
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Hey, I am having the same problem,

as far as pushing a lspci its showing my NIC as the realtek 8139, soo...

i do 'modprobe 8139too' it loads fine but, 'ifconfig eth0" says errors fetching interface... under lsmod the 8139 has '0' under 'Used'

i also notice on my router, the lights the indicate if a node is hooked up are blinking at a constant 2 seconds on 2 seconds off, where i have my laptop pluged in.



if i unload the module and reload it and quickly do a ifconfig etho i will get information and under lsmod i will have a 1 under used, but seconds later the one will go to 0 and ifconfig etho will fail.



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