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Tomcat_cdm 07-15-2003 10:16 PM

Get 2nd Ethernet working.
SlackWare 9.
1 NIC -> Raltek 8029
2 NIC -> SiS 900 (onboard).

Well, I get configured the first NIC using netconfig so i have internet access throught it (fixed IP), no big deal.

But i can't / don't known how get working the SiS 900. I want to stablish a LAN with a 2nd computer using Win98.

I need at least where can i put the parameters (ip, submask net).
I tried using ifconfig but they do not recognise the changes until i reboot and after reboot the parameters get lost so i keep chasing my shadow (i can say this coz if i do a ifconfig down then ifconfig up for Realtek, stop working until reboot).

I hope you can understand my problem.

Thanks in advance.

Mara 07-16-2003 04:41 PM

You should look into /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 script. Near the beginning of it you have

# Edit these values to set up your second Ethernet card (eth1),
# if you have one.  Otherwise leave it configured to,
# or comment it out, and it will be ignored at boot.
IPADDR2=""  # REPLACE with YOUR IP address!
NETMASK2="" # REPLACE with YOUR netmask!

Edit it, insert right IP address and netmask. If you need also DHCP, it's below. Edit it and restart the script.

Tomcat_cdm 07-16-2003 07:19 PM

Thank you mara, i have done that but it dosn't work, a cant ping the other computer and on reboot that parameters get lost, only eth0 works and eth1 is down...

If a run manually sh rc.inet1 on every boot it get configured but it doesn't seem to work.

emetib 07-16-2003 10:15 PM

ifconfig eth1 up
then if your doing a direct connect you'll need a crossover instead of a network cable.

good luck

Tomcat_cdm 07-17-2003 06:58 PM

I do exactly that but it doesn't work, cable is fine, it works fine under win2k.

Mara 07-18-2003 11:11 AM

What's wrong when you run the script? Do you get any error messages?

Tomcat_cdm 07-18-2003 12:41 PM

I'm under X-Server
Open Konsole, the

(cpy paste)
root@x:/etc/rc.d# sh rc.inet1
SIOCADDRT: File exists
Configuring eth0:
ifconfig eth0 broadcast netmask
Configuring eth1:
ifconfig eth1 broadcast netmask
SIOCADDRT: File exists

On win98 PC (conected via eth1)
IP netmask


Tomcat_cdm 07-20-2003 07:00 PM

More info, seams to be an IRQ problem

root@xxx:/etc/rc.d# dmesg | grep eth
eth0: RealTek RTL-8029 found at 0xc800, IRQ 11, 00:00:21:F9:8A:08.
eth1: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth1: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth1: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd000, IRQ 11, 00:07:95:eb:8a:ec.

I need this LAN, please, need some help here.

Mara 07-21-2003 05:54 PM

Agh...Not good. Do you have an option in BIOS to change the build-in NIC IRQ?

Tomcat_cdm 07-22-2003 10:38 AM

i'll search for it, otherwise i put eth0 in other pci slot to see what happens.....

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