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dontcare 10-09-2004 06:44 PM

Internet Config. Problems
I'm having trouble setting up my internet connection, first I believe that the nic is not found, its a onboard Nividia nForce MCP Network Adapter. When i run ifconfig I only get the loopback and not the eth0. That's my first problem after that I don't know what to do. I'm using a cable modem with auto DHCP. Please help.

Peacedog 10-09-2004 06:50 PM

Please post the output of /sbin/lspci -v, and /sbin/lsmod. One other note, has the cable modem been plugged into another nic recently? Most cable modems bind to the mac address of the nic they are plugged into. I've seen it take hours with the modem unplugged before the info gets dumped, I've also seen it take about ten minutes.
good luck.

dontcare 10-09-2004 07:53 PM

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Ethernet Controller (rev c2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 367c
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at ee182000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
I/O ports at d800 [size=8]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-pcm-oss 37736 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12504 2 [snd-pcm-oss]
keybdev 2052 0 (unused)
mousedev 4212 1
hid 21220 0 (unused)
usbmouse 2040 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
usb-ohci 19240 0 (unused)
usbcore 59308 1 [hid usbmouse usb-ohci]
forcedeth 9164 0
snd-intel8x0 18924 3
snd-ac97-codec 49500 0 [snd-intel8x0]
gameport 1420 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 56072 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 13604 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc 6328 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 12740 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3888 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 30852 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
ohci1394 24112 0 (unused)
ieee1394 42276 0 [ohci1394]
pcmcia_core 39972 0
ide-scsi 9328 0
agpgart 43940 0 (unused)

michaelk 10-09-2004 09:11 PM

Post your motherboard make an model number.

The lsmod listing shows Forcedeth is being loaded. Forcedeth is a Nvidia gigabit ethernet controller module. Do you have an alias in the /etc/modules.conf file?

You can try to manually configure the NIC just to see. Log in as root and type in the command:
ifconfig eth0 netmask up

Verify buy just typing in the command:
ifconfig eth0

dontcare 10-10-2004 08:50 AM

I do have an alias in /etc/modules.conf; alias eth0 nvnet; but when i try and probe the module a error message appears saying the kernel is tainted.

Oliv' 10-10-2004 11:20 AM



a error message appears saying the kernel is tainted.
Don't worry that's only a warning message... You can continue your config: ifconfig...


dontcare 10-10-2004 04:15 PM

It was the BIOS setting for plug n play devices that needed to be switched off in order for my eth0 to work under forcedeth

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