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Old 04-07-2004, 07:47 AM   #1
polopolo
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Question Linux is hell!!! cant make cable connection! HELP!!


Hi guys!

I just installed red hat 8.0 version on my laptop but i am a bit confused as i was a windows user and was used that the computer recognize automatically the new software. With linux this do not happen at least is not visible.

Anyway, I have a cable connection and i try to make a new Ethernet connection (as it do not have a possibility in the wizard to make a cable connection). I have a usb microsoft ethernet adapter to which i connect the cable RJ45 that comes from a switch and router D-Link 710.

<motorola usb surfboard cable modem> -- <router Dlink-701> -- <swithch sufcom> -- <microsoft mn-110 usb adapter> -- <laptop>


The system hardware utility tells me that he found the adapter in the System section but I simply cant make the connection as in the install new ethernet connection wizard this usb adapter dont show up in the list.

All this is very confusing to a new peson in linux.

How can i connect to the internet with linux in my laptop??
thanks
Polo
 
Old 04-07-2004, 09:28 AM   #2
amber66
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Well if you have an ETH port other than that adatper I would use that and forget about the usb device.
I you have no other eth port you have to install the appropriate driver for the device. But I doubt tha a microsoft device will have Linux drivers to download...

You can try to find out if the kernel you use supports the USB to ETH adapter you use.
Look at the system tracings
dmsg|grep -i usb
to start.

Last edited by amber66; 04-07-2004 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
polopolo
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I found a patch for Microsoft MN110 adapter that is:

Is this correct and how i install this in linux??


[PATCH] USB: pegasus driver update

This is a patch for pegasus driver. Nothing exciting, just 2 more devices
and a small fix.

correct handling of external PHYs;
better output to ethtool and suchlike;
two new vendors. one of them Microsoft


drivers/usb/pegasus.c | 5 +++--
drivers/usb/pegasus.h | 8 +++++++-
2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


diff -Nru a/drivers/usb/pegasus.c b/drivers/usb/pegasus.c
--- a/drivers/usb/pegasus.c Fri Dec 12 15:07:50 2003
+++ b/drivers/usb/pegasus.c Fri Dec 12 15:07:50 2003
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@
BMSR_100FULL | BMSR_ANEGCAPABLE)

static int loopback = 0;
-static int mii_mode = 1;
+static int mii_mode = 0;
static int multicast_filter_limit = 32;

static struct usb_eth_dev usb_dev_id[] = {
@@ -486,7 +486,7 @@
if (linkpart & (ADVERTISE_100FULL | ADVERTISE_100HALF))
data[1] |= 0x10; /* set 100 Mbps */
if (mii_mode)
- data[1] = 0;
+ data[1] |= 1;
data[2] = (loopback & 1) ? 0x09 : 0x01;
memcpy(pegasus->eth_regs, data, sizeof(data));
set_registers(pegasus, EthCtrl0, 3, data);
@@ -900,6 +900,7 @@
info.cmd = ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO;
strncpy(info.driver, driver_name,
sizeof (info.driver) - 1);
+ strncpy(info.driver, DRIVER_DESC, ETHTOOL_BUSINFO_LEN);
strncpy(info.version, DRIVER_VERSION,
sizeof (info.version) - 1);
usb_make_path(pegasus->usb, info.bus_info,
diff -Nru a/drivers/usb/pegasus.h b/drivers/usb/pegasus.h
--- a/drivers/usb/pegasus.h Fri Dec 12 15:07:50 2003
+++ b/drivers/usb/pegasus.h Fri Dec 12 15:07:50 2003
@@ -133,8 +133,10 @@
#define VENDOR_LANEED 0x056e
#define VENDOR_LINKSYS 0x066b
#define VENDOR_MELCO 0x0411
+#define VENDOR_MICROSOFT 0x045e
#define VENDOR_MOBILITY 0x1342
#define VENDOR_NETGEAR 0x0846
+#define VENDOR_OCT 0x0b39
#define VENDOR_SMARTBRIDGES 0x08d1
#define VENDOR_SMC 0x0707
#define VENDOR_SOHOWARE 0x15e8
@@ -170,7 +172,7 @@
DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
PEGASUS_DEV( "ADMtek ADM8511 \"Pegasus II\" USB Ethernet",
VENDOR_ADMTEK, 0x8511,
- DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
+ DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II | HAS_HOME_PNA )
PEGASUS_DEV( "ADMtek ADM8513 \"Pegasus II\" USB Ethernet",
VENDOR_ADMTEK, 0x8513,
DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
@@ -255,7 +257,11 @@
DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET )
PEGASUS_DEV( "MELCO/BUFFALO LUA2-TX", VENDOR_MELCO, 0x0009,
DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
+PEGASUS_DEV( "Microsoft MN-110", VENDOR_MICROSOFT, 0x007a,
+ DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
PEGASUS_DEV( "NETGEAR FA101", VENDOR_NETGEAR, 0x1020,
+ DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
+PEGASUS_DEV( "OCT Inc.", VENDOR_OCT, 0x0109,
DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
PEGASUS_DEV( "smartNIC 2 PnP Adapter", VENDOR_SMARTBRIDGES, 0x0003,
DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET | PEGASUS_II )
 
Old 04-07-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
zegos
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Linuxconf

You should be able to run LinuxConf to graphicallly (from the shell, not x) to setup your ethernet interface. To setup your IP, subnet mask, gateway, DNS, and etc...

You can also view your ethernet config by using ifconfig.

Setting up Network in linux is really easier than it may sound. Red Hat should have auto detected your ethernet device.

If LinuxConf isn't installed, then read the man pages on ifconfig.

Cheers, Zegos!
 
  


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