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Old 05-17-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ethernet Failes to come up - Fedora


I have a bad problem on brining up ethernet on new Linux install.

I am using Fedora 2.24 on a Asus Motherboad (P4SGX-MX - Pentium 4)
The Motherboard has a built in Ethernet (SIS900) Interface.
It's a dual boot system and I have no problem using it with W2k.

Using Linux Ethernt Eth0 fails to come up.

It fails during the boot and when I tried
network restart
it comesup with Eth0 failed : "SIOCSIFFLAGS .. device or resources busy "


I have tried giving manual IP address .. but I guess it doesn't even go that far.
It does load sis900 module .. you can see it with lsmod

I have tried all suggestions made regarding similar sounding problems to no avail.

Please provide help .. I can't bring in full logs from the linux machine to this as networking is not working, but will try to provide all the debug's i can find.

thanks

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Old 05-18-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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What does

#dmesg|grep eth

have to say?
 
Old 05-18-2004, 06:58 AM   #3
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dmseg has the following on eth0:
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divert: allocating divert_block for eth0
eth0: found RealTek 8201 Phy Device for interface 1
eth0: using Realtek found at interface 1 as default
eth0: SIS 900 base add 0x8800 IRQ 0, 00 oe 3b 4c ef 90
divert: freeing divert_block for eth0

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Old 05-18-2004, 07:04 AM   #4
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Not sure if this will help ... As dmesg shows the card as Realtek,

unload sis9000 and try loading the 8139too driver
 
Old 05-18-2004, 07:15 AM   #5
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I am afraid that's not the case.

Dmesg says "Realtek PHY device" .. and it then sees SIS 900 with the
correct "port add and pulls the right MAC out of it")
So .. it does recognize SIS 900.

In system->network dialog box, one cans the SIS-900/7106 (I think) module.

One can see it's MAC and "no interrupt .. interrupt says unknown" .. but that's probably because it's an integrated device and uses a common interrupt handler in the bios.


I am quiet certain that the problem is somewhere in configuring the IP portion and binding it to the port/hardware.

I have tried:
putting "hostname entry"
putting "static IP addresses "
putting "DNS addresses" .. and all the combinations of the above.

I have deleted the hardware from the system->network dialog and reslected it .. (If I don't select the SIS-900 ... it fails).

So though the hardware is loaded, it always comes up Inactive. Trying to activate it results in the SIO**FLAGS busy message.

I have done rmmod/modprobe/ismod .. and they all take the module.
network "start/restart" always results int eh same errors ..
 
Old 05-18-2004, 11:20 PM   #6
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Check these links ... they point to IRQ conflict.

http://www.linuxmafia.com/faq/VALinu...ags-error.html
http://list.nmlug.org/nmlug/2004-January/msg00097.html


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