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Old 08-20-2005, 11:23 PM   #16
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That is a good chipset. You'll need at add it to your kernel.

The instructions should be

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig


Select the following menus
Device Drivers -->
Network Support -->
10/100 Support -->
Realtek RTL-8139 PCI fast ethernet

Type an M beside the Realtek and then exit saving the changes


make && make modules_install

Now you can insmod the realtek module and the card should work
 
Old 08-20-2005, 11:53 PM   #17
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Adam,
I downloaded the latest driver. The read me file on the updated RTL8139 driver from the manufacturer like this:

8139too.c release note
2001/10/31 by ShuChen Shao

1.This driver was originally based on 8139too.c version "0.9.15".

2.It has been enhanced to support RTL8139C+ PCI ethernet controller.

3.RTL8139C+ PCI ethernet chips is set to support C+ mode by default.
If FORCE_C_Mode below is enabled, the RTL8139C+ chip will be forced to support C mode
after reboot.


4.This program can be compiled using the attached Makefile.
Please remember to SPECIFY "NEW_INCLUDE_PATH" in Makefile according to your linux environment.
The object file named 8139too.o should be moved to the directory
/lib/modules/<linux-version>/kernel/drivers/net/
The driver could be brought up by the following steps:
'insmod 8139too'
'ifconfig eth0 up'

5.It can support Auto-Negotiation ability,that is
10-half 0x01
10-full 0x02
100-half 0x04
100-full 0x08
If 10-half mode is expected, it can be achieved by the following steps:
#ifconfig eth0 down
#rmmod 8139too
#insmod 8139too media=0x01

6.If the "Install Type", selected during the Linux install procedure, is "laptop",
this driver can work normally for CardBus application without any modification.
Otherwise, reinstall Linux and select "Install Type" as "laptop".
Then this driver can also work.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8139too.c version 1.5.0 release note
2003/3/4 by ShuChen Shao

1.Add flag in Makefile to specify access type to operation register on PCI
ethernet chips.
_____________________________
The driver support linux-2.4x/ The manufacturer is in Taiwan.

I feel something is missing in this instructions.
like: entering in /etc/pcmcia/config and
file to put in /etc/pcmcia/cis

What do you think?????

ops........ I dit not se your reply before I made this reply
Please Adam I am sitting here like a question mark, dont forget I am a newbie. I need a step-by-step taken into account the read me file above and your kind instruction from scratch to finish including what to enter in each step.

Thank's

Last edited by arnekasper; 08-21-2005 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 06:31 AM   #18
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you don't need to download any drivers, they are included in your kernel's source code. The instructions I posted above are simple as I can give. Your about 5 commands away from having this working.


type cd &nbsp; /usr/src/linux and press enter
type make &nbsp;menuconfig and press enter
Navigate through the menus that will appear choosing the following
Device Drivers -->
Networking -->
10/100 support -->
RTL 8139 support

When your cursor is beside the RTL8139, press the M key to include this as a module
choose exit about 4 times and it will ask if you want to save the changes. Choose yes.

now type make &nbsp; && &nbsp; make modules_install
that will compile the modules, and now you can load the module for your card.

Last edited by musicman_ace; 08-21-2005 at 06:32 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 07:14 AM   #19
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Adam,
I dont have 'linux' in /usr/src/
only RPM directory.
under that:
RPMS under that:
athlon/ , i386/, i486/, i586/, i686/, k6/, noarch/
I tried all of them, they are empty
which one should I choose or where should I look.
find -name 'linux' leads to /src/

OH... I am so exited to get it working
 
Old 08-21-2005, 09:24 AM   #20
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A global search gives

[root@localhost src]# find / -iname 'linux'
/usr/share/terminfo/l/linux
/usr/share/games/fortunes/linux
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi/linux
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/linux
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/linux
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux

Can I use any of this. Maybe ...module/drivers/linux.????
Sorry to bother you again Adam.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 06:05 PM   #21
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not sure. that is one of the reasons I don't use RPM distros. You could always download the full source code from kernel.org and then compile a new kernel that includes all the support you need.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 01:11 AM   #22
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Adam,
Thank's for reply. I understand you are not sure. After all you don't use mandriva.

Thinking back to my last install I am not sure I included the networking suite of program since my old Thinkpad have only a small hard-disk.

I will try a reinstall and see if that helps.

Secondly if you don't mind I will take the issue to MandrakeUser. org forum. They should know more about this.

If this fails I have to look into a kernel upgrade but I am afraid as a newbie for this process.

Anyway I will get back to you on this topic so please stay tune.

In the mean time please accept my sincere thanks for all the time and help you have given me.

I reinstall mdk10.1 now
"see you later"
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:14 AM   #23
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Adam,
after reinstall mdk10.1 I just put the card in and then
dmesg gives:
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
PCI: Enabling device 0000:05:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:05:00.0 to 64
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xceb28000, 00:50:fc:b9:79:e0, IRQ 11
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
eth0: link down
eth0: no IPv6 routers present

tail -20 /var/log/messages gives:
localhost kernel: 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
localhost kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:05:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
localhost kernel: eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xceb28000, 00:50:fc:b9:79:e0, IRQ 11
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[11958]: ifplugd 0.25 initializing.
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[11958]: Using interface eth0/00:50:FC:B9:79:E0 with driver <8139too> (version: 0.9.27)
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[11958]: Using detection mode: SIOCETHTOOL
localhost ifplugd(eth0)[11958]: Initialization complete, link beat not detected.
localhost kernel: eth0: link down

I believe this confirms the card is recognized and acceptet.
Do you agree????????
 
  


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