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Old 07-30-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
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RTL8139 problems


Hi there, another noob question......

I've got a RTL8139 nic and for some reason it wont get detected during boot after I have upgraded my kernel.

It was autodetected when I ran 2.2.20, then I tried to run 2.4.18 with no succes with regards to the nic. Then i went nack to 2.2.20 and there was my nic, right at boot. Then I tried 2.4.21, and again... no nic.

What can I do to get my system to "autodetect" my card at boot ???

lsmod shows nothing and the same with dmesg !!!
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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Can you disable plug n play in your BIOS? If so, do it. What does lspci give you, by the way? It should list all your pci cards and such.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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PNP is disabled in BIOS and when I do a lspci, the card shows up on IRQ5 ???

Does this tell you any further ?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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Which distribution are you using? Also, are there any other devices with IRQ5?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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I'm running Debian and there are also the USB controller running on that same IRQ. But that was also the case with 2.2.20 and there it worked, I have tried to move the nic to another slot but no change, it still do not load with 2.4.x ???
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:26 PM   #6
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you will need to change the irq in the bios, and i have encountered boxes where the later kernel release required a driver update. Change the NIC irq to some unused irq number, such as 11 or 15, and it should be seen.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:36 AM   #7
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I've tried to change the IRQ, but no changes there !

All I get is this:
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags : No such device

lspci shows this:
Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co.,Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

Donno what to do in Linux
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:38 PM   #8
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that looks right...try changing the usb off that irq...or actually restore the bios default, then see if the card is recognized...then try and run kudzu to connect the driver
 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:19 PM   #9
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Resat my bios, same result...

I have also tried to go back to 2.2.20, and then it finds and configures my nic ???
But when i change to the included 2.4.18 or my own compiled 2.4.21 the card isn't there, or it is but it is not loaded ???

MS is so much easier
 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:38 PM   #10
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blasphemy...try kudzu
 
Old 07-31-2003, 04:04 PM   #11
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Haven't got the slightest idea about what kudzu is or what it does or how it works
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:56 AM   #12
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From root:
modprobe 8139too

and all OK - add 8139too in /etc/modules for autoload
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:48 AM   #13
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sorry...forget sometimes...kudzu is a utility for probing and upgrading hardware configurations...
 
Old 08-04-2003, 02:07 AM   #14
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I've tried the modprobe thing and i doesn't work so I might have to find out some more about kudzu to give it a try ?!?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 03:54 AM   #15
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Mmm.
Vendor of you ethernet card and lspci -v please.
 
  


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