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Old 01-21-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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Question gentoo wont connect to internet

I just installed gentoo using the athlon-xp-1.4-2oo30911-cd1.iso

After the cd booted, the first thing i did was check the network using the commend: ping -c 3 and it apeared to configure the network fine. so i continued with the installiation. i decided to use the genkernel since i am new to configuring kernels and it said that it would detect all my hardware at boot time and i figured it would work, because the live cd worked.
after i was finished with the installiation i rebooted my computer and started booting into getoo system. i then go this error message:

insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r6/kernel/drivers/net/8139cp.o:
init_module: no such device
insmod: Hint insmod errors cab be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
you may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg.

I have a Gigabyte motherboard with a Raeltek 8100BL Ethernet 10/100Mb LAN controller. its an onboard NIC.

what can i do to fix this problem so that i am able to connect to the internet.

thanks for help,

Old 01-21-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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boot the cdrom again and run
lsmod at the terminal to see what module the install loaded to get the netcard working.

you could probably use the cdrom's kernel on your hard drive too, if you wanted.
Old 01-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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Unhappy still having problems with internet and gentoo

i booted the cd and ran lsmod and the modules are the same, nut i still dont knoow what the problem is. i talked to someone alse over icq and he suggested this: BAD IRQ NUBMERS, load the live setup cd,
look at the "dmesg | less",
find the irq and io,
manual pipe that to the module.

ok now that totally confused me. what is he talkin about and how do i do this, if this is what would fix my problem?
i am very knew to linux so please explain in detail and with the correct code to type in.

Old 01-26-2004, 02:21 AM   #4
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did you emerge hotplug ?

emerge -k hotplug
rc-update add hotplug default

seeing as u dont have a network connection, u might have to
boot up the cd and start at the chrooting steps

once chrooted again (chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash) and what not....
emerge hotplug and do the rc-update.

Last edited by Robert0380; 01-26-2004 at 02:23 AM.
Old 01-26-2004, 07:28 AM   #5
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Since you have it up and running, minus the internet, you could just recompile the kernel because it sounds like you didn't enable the realtek module to load during kernel configuration. There are at least two different selections for Realtek network cards in the kernel configuration that I know of, just recompile and select the one for your card.

Old 02-08-2004, 09:36 PM   #6
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Yes i did emerge hotplug and i did the rc-update add hotplug default. And why would it not have been configured to load the module. when i get the error isn't that because lsmod is already trying to load it?
I reinstalled gentoo, just incase i had made some errors, but it still doesn't work. I used a grp install just as before and i am wondering if that could be the problem, like maby the stuff that i needed for my nic wasn't included on the disk.
I am also wondering if mably this genkernel didn't configure it right because i have installed gentoo before. Before when I installed it, I was never able to get the network working with the cd, but it worked after installing through redhat. That time i didn't use genkernel but i am using it now because evan thogh networking worked before i had alought of other problems that were caused to my not configing the kernel right.
This time with genkernel though the only problem is the networking.
I found out that there is another module for realtek nics, 8139too, and i was also wondering of maby genkernel configured it with the wrong module, and if so hou i could fix that. I was also wondering if there was a way that i could edit the genkernel configuration and recompile the kernel to try and fix the problem and if so what the commands where to do it?
Old 02-15-2004, 12:08 PM   #7
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Talking Fixed problem!!!

i reinstalled gentoo using a non-grp install so that i could get the latest updates.
i rebooted and the first problem i got was an error during boot that i found out was caused by genkernel compiling support for reiserfs as a module instead of diectly into the kernel.
to fix this, if anyone else has this problem, just reboot back into the cd and run all the mounts, swapon, and the steps to get your system pointing to gentoo installiation again.
thats code listings 7.1, 7.2, and 8.6 minus the command cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf , you dont need to do this again.
then type "genkernel all --menuconfig" and change the filesystem to be installed directly into the kernel instead of module and your problem will be fixed.
after i did this everything worked including the INTERNET!!!

thank for everyones help and suggestions!!!


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