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Old 11-08-2001, 04:30 PM   #1
Skywalker
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RH7.2 and On-board Ethernet Card


This is really been bugging me...

I just upgraded my computer and I got a new athalon 1600+ (wooo hoo!!). The mother board has a built in Ethernet card... Redhat 7.2 installed fine and everything looks good for the card (sis900 driver, setup on irq11, ect) but it doesn't work!

As far as I can tell everything looks ok until I try to query DHCP for an IP. It just times out on me... when I run ifconfig eth0 doesnt even show up.

Can anyone help me out? If eth0 has the right driver and everything, but isn't getting an IP from DHCP (though windows gets one fine) what could the problem be and how do I fix it?

Thanks so much.
 
Old 11-08-2001, 04:59 PM   #2
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have you just tried giving it a static ip first?
 
Old 11-08-2001, 05:59 PM   #3
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I'm on a Cable modem... with Time Warner's Road Runner service. I guess I could try using the same IP I have in windows and see if that works.

I would do that by typing this, correct?

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 [ip #]

Still.. I need to figure out what DHCP doesn't work. Any other ideas?

no matter how long I play with linux i'll always be a
 
Old 12-03-2001, 12:45 PM   #4
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Skywalker,
I am having the exact same problem...see my message posted on Dec 03. Did you look at dmesg output to see if there is a port conflict? If we can figure out how to change the ports, the problem will be solved, I think.
 
Old 12-03-2001, 10:39 PM   #5
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"ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx up" (where the x's are your IP) might work, but it will probably conflict with the DHCP daemon you have running.

-Do you get "bringing up eth0- Failed!" at boot. Check dmesg as previously suggested.

-Do "ifconfig -a" and see what you get. The -a option will report on all installed NICs, even those not activated.

-Run modpobe and see if the driver is actually loading.

- Is the proper gateway (the IP of the modem) entered? Type "route" and verify the gw IP.
 
Old 12-06-2001, 12:34 AM   #6
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I am running Red Hat 7.1 with an onboard LAN card and I found that red hat doesn't detect the card properly. It tries to load the wrong drivers if it loads them at all. I went into windows, found out what my LAN card actually was and downloaded the linux drivers from the manufactuerers web site. After compiling and installing the drivers everything worked hunky dory but I couldn't get the driver to auto load on boot. So hopefully this little story of mine helped.
 
Old 12-06-2001, 04:07 PM   #7
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I have the same problem on the sis900 network card. someone advice me to recompile the driver (.o & .h) but still doesn't work. In fact when i search the web for sis900.o someone have problem with it because of the kernel. so maybe we should try to recompile or get a newer kernel...


 
Old 12-07-2001, 08:06 AM   #8
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I think I have the answer for you....this, I believe, applies to ALL cable subscribers and is fairly simple...Assuming the driver for the network card is installed and the card itself works...

edit: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (or ifcfg-eth1..whichever is your cable interface)

enter this line: DHCP_HOSTNAME=cc123456-a (whatever your computer name is)

then restart the interface or reboot...should fix it.
 
Old 12-10-2001, 09:18 AM   #9
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Wink I found a workaround....

It's not an elegant workaround though. I found that the K7s5A motherboard is really clumsy in setting up IRQ's. almost all the devices use IRQ 11. Of course Windows2000 is smart enough to reconfigure the IRQ's but Linux cannot do this. In the BIOS setup, disable the soundcard and the on-board modem. Then remove any PCI modem cards you have plugged in. Then Linux recognizes the LAN and I can use it. This works for me because I have DSL and don't need the modem and I don't care about sound. The real solution would be to figure out how to manually set the IRQ's so that they make sense.
 
Old 12-14-2001, 11:56 AM   #10
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I have tried to do this but it dosen't help me. I'm useng Mandrake 8.0. It looks that HardDrake see SiS900 net card but is unable to configure it
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Old 12-17-2001, 09:18 AM   #11
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you need to make sure the sis900 driver is loaded. Goto the /lib/modules/2.4.xxx/kernel/drivers/net

and do "insmod sis900.0"
You can do a "lsmod" to confirm its there. Then configure it through linuxconf.
 
Old 12-17-2001, 12:42 PM   #12
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Thnx. But i'v already resolved this problem bu installing rlt8139 net card and disabling builin card . I'll try this in future thnx one more time.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 08:01 AM   #13
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I've contacted SiS concerning the problem you've described and received a response indicating that the drivers prior to 1.08.02 are probably unable to connect via dhcp. The following information was also provided:

>Dear Daniel ,

>The DHCP trouble had been fixed on the driver >version 1.08.02 , it implement on the kernel
>version 2.4.17.

>Please try it.

>Best regards
>SIS/FAE Chia-Feng Hsu

I havn't attempted to compile and attach this module to my kernel but will attempt to this weekend and report results. In the interim I am able to initiate connection via:
<ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy up>

and subeequently
<dhcpcd -H>
(gets my provider's idea of my hostname)

xxx... are my previously leased ip
yyy... are provider's recommendation for netmask

not elegant, but....
YMMV

Dan
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:28 AM   #14
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Cannot connect to network

I've the same problem and cannot figure out how to resolve it.

I am running vmware. The host operationg system is Window 2000. The guest operating system is Red hat 7.0
When I want to setup the network for my vertual machine: devices -> new -> where I need to select my network card adapter from a list. My network card is on the mother board, looks like "Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet". But this is not on the list that I can choose. Have I missed something to set up network? Thanks!
 
  


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