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Old 06-07-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Problem with my network card


Hi all,
i have a trouble with the network. I installed a Suse 10.0 on my Aspire 3004WLMi, but i can't access internet because i am not able to configure my network card (SIS 900). For first i set the card in DHCP mode, but when i try to ping an address (internal or external) the system says:
Network unreachable
if i execute "ifconfig" i see that there is not an IP address assigned to my card, If i execute "/etc/init.d/network status" i see that the card is waiting for an address.
I disabled the Firewall as well but nothing is changed.
In the log file appear these messagges:

eth0: Transmit timeout, status 00000000 00000260

ACPI-0362: *** Error: Looking up [Z007] in namespace, AE_NOT_FOUND
search_node db95eda0 start_node db95eda0 return_node 00000000

ACPI-0457: *** Warning: [AE_NOT_CONFIGURED]: Could not resolve operands, AE_NOT_FOUND

ACPI-1174: *** Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.BAT1._BST] (Node db95eca0), AE_NOT_FOUND

ACPI-0208: *** Warning: Error evaluating _BST
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out

eth0: Transmit timeout, status 00000000 00000260

Jun

I disabled the acpi but nothing, i tried to configure my card in runlevel 3...nothing. I think that the problem is on the driver. Then i searched it on the SIS site, but i found that one for the kernel 2.4.18-14.
Where can i find the correct driver for the kernel 2.16?

Thaks a lot guys
 
Old 06-07-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Have you tried manually setting an IP address? try
ifconfig eth0 <ip>
where <ip> is an ip address appropriate for your network.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
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I configured a LAN based on two PC and i assigned a static IP (192.168.0.2) i configured the gateway with route command and also the DNS.
The command ifconfig returns the IP that i have assigned, but when i execute ping 192.168.0.1 (the static IP of the second PC) the system answers "host unreachable".
In your opinion what is the problem ?

P.S. in any case i need to configure the network card in DHCP mode because my Internet Service Provider requires this setting.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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Can you ping yourself (192.168.0.2)? If that works, then when you ping 192.168.0.1, do the lights on the card flash?Does the other computer (or router/hub/switch that's sitting between) show any network activity? Once the basic static connection is working dhcp shouldn't be a problem.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 02:29 AM   #5
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I can ping myself. When i connect the two PC (the first is a windows one), there is a network activity, in fact the windows PC return "connection established", but when i try to ping either the Linux PC or the windows PC there is not not answer.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 03:00 AM   #6
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Sorry, i'm not very clear on what's happening. Could you describe your network setup? Are the two computers plugged into a router/switch? Or are you hooking them up with a crossover cable? Which is the gateway?

Did you do the pings from the windows pc or linux pc? Could you post the following results:

1. linux ping -> windows
2. windows ping -> linux
3. linux ping -> router (if applicable)

Other considerations are firewalls - disable all of them for testing purposes.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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Then i will try to be more precise.
I connected the two PC with a cross cable, the gateway is the windows PC (192.168.0.1).
This is the return of the route command:

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
default Luca 255.255.255.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

Instead this is the return of ifconfig

ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:15:51:36
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:36ff:fe15:5136/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:23 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x1800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:13015 (12.7 Kb) TX bytes:13015 (12.7 Kb)

At last this is the ping command answer:

ping -c 4 Luca
PING Luca (192.168.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From Prozac (192.168.0.2): icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From Prozac (192.168.0.2) icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From Prozac (192.168.0.2) icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From Prozac (192.168.0.2) icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable

--- Luca ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 received, +4 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2999ms
, pipe 3

When i execute the same command on the windows machine the reply is the same.
It is very strange i remember you that i deactivated the firewall.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 03:14 PM   #8
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i am having a simillar problem, described in
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=457004

I'll pvmsg you if something comes up !

Last edited by proff; 06-28-2006 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 01:35 AM   #9
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Thank you let me know
 
Old 10-15-2006, 04:22 AM   #10
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some hints for that same problem

Hi Looks like you are loving suse 10.1 just like i do
I am Fedora user, and those little things are a little surprise for me

I had to install suse router for one company, and another at my home as training platform, etc.

The funny thing is that if you change something, please check network cards config in yast, and routing and firewall things too. Sometimes you have to reconfigure all the stuff several times in a row, BEFORE it starts working. Of course, only reboot helps. But with no guarranties which reboot

The problem most probably is in that you are changing network cards (MAC differs), and IP addresses. Config tools are very lame in handling this flawlessly.

So you have to CONFIGURE & REBOOT, CONFIGURE & REBOOT, until it works.

during that process you can and can not ping one ot another computer, etc.

That's from dumb user perspective

In my opinion, the only thing that works without problems is when you do all the things manually, like in old good times


In my case I found that these CONFIGURE & REBOOT is the only thing that helps. I'm not interested in digging through all the internakl things like i learned on Fedora.


Also, Suse is quite "specific", if compared to Fedora. I hope they will improve its quality level in all dimensions.


Sandijs
 
  


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