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Old 03-14-2003, 12:50 PM   #1
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Realtek NIC


Gave up on the broadcom card. Left it in the machine and installed a Realtek card I had lying around.

The card is supported under SuSE 7.1, I am running 7.3 so I assume it should jive.

Set the card to eth1 via YAST and activated the device (no others are activated).

lspci -v | less

Shows the following:

Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8029(AS)
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
I/O ports at c000 [size=32]

HERE IS THE PROBLEM-

ifconfig eth1
error fetching interface: Device not found

ping
Network is unreachable

Please help a out
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:15 PM   #2
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ok, so you've just not set it up at all...?

not sure what config files suse uses, but it would normally be /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1.

you do mean eth1 though don't you? not eth0?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:28 PM   #3
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RTL-8029 chips usually work with the "ne2k-pci" driver (10 MBit)
RTL-8139 chips use the rtl8139 or 8139too driver (100 MBit)

probably you need to use the ne2k-pci driver
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:28 PM   #4
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Have you verified the module is being loaded?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:39 PM   #5
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Acid - Yes eth1.

AltF4 - I will do some research on the driver

michaelk - not sure how to verify that

Thanks 4 your help
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:00 PM   #6
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lsmod *should* return ne2k-pci if the module is loaded, if not you'll want somethign like "alias eth1 ne2k-pci" in /etc/modules.conf
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:06 PM   #7
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/etc/modules.conf

Permission denied

sign on = Root
any suggestions?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:08 PM   #8
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you're trying to run a text file... not possible. edit it with a text editor.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:10 PM   #9
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lol Thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:25 PM   #10
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pico /etc/modules.conf

alias eth0 ne2k-pci

SuSEconfig

ifconfig eth0

Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:18:56:81:7B
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc000

lsmod
ne2k-pci 4864 0 (autoclean) (unused)

Guess thats it?

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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