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Old 09-13-2003, 11:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy rtl8139 driver


I have installed Redhat linux 9.0 on my computer. But I've some problem with my pcmcia card. It uses rtl-8139 chipset. During the boot it sais that i've to use 8139too.o driver instead of 8139cp.o driver. So I typed:

[root@localhost linux24x-8139cp(160)]# insmod 8139too
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: unresolved symbol mii_link_ok_R563eadc6
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: unresolved symbol mii_nway_restart_R4ace7784
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: unresolved symbol generic_mii_ioctl_R706534a9
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: unresolved symbol mii_ethtool_sset_R61d90d0e
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: unresolved symbol mii_ethtool_gset_R23b5f59e

But it didn't work wo i've downloaded rtl8139 driver from realtek homepage and tried to compile it.

[root@localhost linux24x-8139cp(160)]# make
Makefile:28: *** missing separator. Stop.
[root@localhost linux24x-8139cp(160)]# make install
Makefile:28: *** missing separator. Stop.

what am i doing wrong???
Old 09-16-2003, 12:03 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you want to use 8139too instead of the rtl8139. The rtl8139 was very out of date last I heard anything about it. I've never used linux on a laptop, but do you need to load a pcmcia module? Try doing a "modprobe 8139too" instead of "insmod 8139too". Let us know what happens.
Old 01-01-2004, 02:34 PM   #3
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JHuizingh, don't know if you helped this other guy but when I did modprobe 8139too it solved my problem so thank you! Then I searched /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for 8139 and there it was, commented out. Uncommented it and it's all good!!!
Old 01-01-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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I do what I can . Glad I could help.
Old 01-28-2004, 09:26 AM   #5
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similar problem, but less of a clue

I have redhat 9 kernal 2.4.20-8 and i am trying to install a pcmcia network card with the rtl8130 chipset, and i have been having a lot of trouble and cant find where to start with the issue.

i thought i read that this card was supported by my particular version of redhat, but i have been unable to make my system recognize the card.

ive looked for new drivers, but i didnt want to install them untill i tried configuring what was already on the system.

i am a beginner, so all advice is welcome. thanks for the help.


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