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Old 07-28-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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Pavilion + RTL8101e/8169 Problem

this is my first laptop, so I may be missing laptop-specific linux things

The thing is a Pavilion 6520ea with core 2 duo 7100, and I have hard time installing 2007.0 from minimal cd (amd64).

I googled and found a gentoo-wiki page, where's stated that windblows disables the eth0 on shutdown so it doesn't WoL. I fixed this.

When I boot the cd, by the time I am logged in as root, both the leds from the notebook are down and from the switch (ie link is down). eth0 seems to exist though, and i can configure it too.

Looking more closely, the net link is up till the time when autoconfig starts, and in my laptop says "Detected Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 7100 @ 1.80GHz CPUs @ 1795MHz". Then, it goes down.

If i don't allow autoconfig to start, the link will remain active, but i won't have any eth0, ie not configured.

System also reports these:

livecd root# dmesg | grep eth0
eth0: RTL8101e at 0xffffc20010094000, 00:1b:24:2a:8e:f8, IRC 17
eth0: RTL8101e at 0xffffc20010094000, 00:1b:24:2a:8e:f8, IRC 17
r8169: eth0: link down
r8169: eth0: link down

livecd root# lspci
06:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101e PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
Help me which ever way you can 8)

PS: I 'll try to configure the card myself, but i suppose autoconfig does more than configuring my eth0, and i 'm not willing to configure the whole livecd by hand :!:


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