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Old 07-14-2006, 04:19 PM   #31
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i am running kernal 2.4
and it didn't work

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:30 PM   #32
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Did you recompiled your kernel ? Do you know how to recompile it ? If you do know how to do it and didn't, well.... you should, and go to Network device support then make sure you have Network device support checked (it's better not as module, but make it part of the kernel). Then go to Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) and disable support for all cards and leave only support for Realtek RTL-8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support and maybe even you can add as modules these 2 options that are under the Realtek support: Support for uncommon RTL-8139 rev. K and Support for older RTL-8129/8130 boards. I'm almost sure this should do the trick, cause as you've noticed the name of the module is exactly like you said your card is, and it's pretty sure exactly what I have too, and it works just fine, either 2.4 or 2.6 kernels. Options are the same for both kernel versions if you switch from 2.4 to 2.6 sometime.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 04:36 PM   #33
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then i should compile kernal 2.6 so that i could use my lan card?
and how can i it make it part of the kernel?

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Old 07-21-2006, 04:04 PM   #34
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i found this link
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...6Unix%20(Linux)
but i don't know which one should i choose
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:23 AM   #35
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i am still waiting for help
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:53 AM   #36
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ahmed, have you considered using a different distro? I have read a lot of your posts and you seem not to get happy either with Slackware nor with SUSE. I have the impression that distros like Ubuntu give you a much easier start into the Linux world. Did you ever try Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 12:25 PM   #37
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ahmed,

I'm currently using Ubuntu 6.06 and find it to be an outstanding distro with exceptional hardware detection. Ubuntu will never be my first choice for a distro because it isn't slack, but, it is one of the best out there.
I personally have not mastered slackware, but, I'm never bored using slackware. I'm very happy to plod along and acquire knowledge at this excellent forum. Little by little I learn something new every day here. No one is forcing you to choose slackware. Take your time ahmed and you will come to love slackware as I do.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 02:05 PM   #38
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Something that helped me a lot when I started with linux was to run 2 or 3 distros on the same machine and make all of them look and act the same way using the tools provided by that distro.

Figuring out why one piece of hardware worked out of the box in one distro and not another, then using that info to make things work in all distros, was extremely helpful.

In regard to your original issue with the Realtek card, I believe I am also included in the responders who use the same card with no additional configuration of the kernel required for either 2.4 or 2.6. This has been true since I got the card 3 or 4 years ago.

Some output from my box:
Code:
root@peggyo:/home/steve# lspci | grep Realtek
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

root@peggyo:/home/steve# dmesg | grep eth0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xe8dcb000, 00:40:33:d3:da:96, IRQ 11
eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, half-duplex, lpa 0x40A1

root@peggyo:/home/steve# lsmod | grep 8139
8139too                13672   1
mii                     2304   0  [8139too]
crc32                   2880   0  [8139too]
If the drivers are not loaded at boot (I believe my card is handled by hotplug),
You can try to enter the following command as root:
Code:
# modprobe 8139too
This should load the mii and crc32 modules as well.

Good luck.

Last edited by Franklin; 07-23-2006 at 02:16 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 10:33 PM   #39
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i installed kernal 2.6.13 and it works now very good
but i have the same problem with my lan card that what i did:

root@host:~# lsmod | grep 8139
8139too 22016 0
mii 4608 1 8139too

root@host:~# lsmod 8139too
Usage: lsmod

and i tried lspci
the line of my ethernet is
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 1904:8139 (rev 01)

and this command
root@host:~# ifconfig -a
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

sit0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-31-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
then what shall i do now?????????????
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:04 PM   #40
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The modules seem to be loaded.
What happens when you run the following command as root:
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
If you get errors, post them.
If not, then run
Code:
ifconfig
and see if eth0 is listed.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:14 PM   #41
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this what happens on my kernal 2.4
Quote:
root@host:~# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:20:00:03:8C
inet addr:10.0.0.123 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5164 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4899 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:2
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3594952 (3.4 Mb) TX bytes:738907 (721.5 Kb)
Interrupt:9 Base address:0xe800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
and kernal 2.6 :
Quote:
root@host:~# ifconfig -a
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

sit0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-31-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
then how can you say that ¨the modules seems to be loaded¨
don you look to lspci command
it said unknown ethernet device
how come????

Last edited by ahmed gamal; 07-25-2006 at 07:13 AM.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:30 PM   #42
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well now we see you have an eth0 so that is good.

to see if modules loaded use "cat /proc/modules" in console, you get a list there of all running modules.

after you do ifconfig eth0 up, then run 'netconfig' which is also a part of 'pkgtool' bye the way. go thru the netconfig wizard and then /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart and you should be good.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:45 PM   #43
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Quote:
then how can you say that ¨the modules seems to be loaded¨
don you look to lspci command
it said unknown ethernet device
how come????
the lsmod command list all running modules.

lsmod | grep 8139 filters the output of lsmod to only show lines that contain 8139. I saw that the required modules were loaded from the output.

The internet device being "unknown" simply means that the kernel does not know the manufacturer of the card despite knowing the chipset. All that is needed is the chipset info.

Please read some on shell commands, what they mean, and how to enter them.

This is a nice place to start:

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

HTH
 
Old 07-25-2006, 11:04 AM   #44
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i did my best but...
Quote:
root@host:~# lsmod 8139too
Usage: lsmod
then
Quote:
root@host:~# cat /proc/modules
snd_pcm_oss 46240 0 - Live 0xd0b14000
snd_mixer_oss 15872 1 snd_pcm_oss, Live 0xd0b00000
ipv6 225600 8 - Live 0xd0b42000
ohci_hcd 18436 0 - Live 0xd0afa000
ehci_hcd 29704 0 - Live 0xd0af1000
intel_agp 19356 1 - Live 0xd0a76000
uhci_hcd 29584 0 - Live 0xd0ad3000
i2c_piix4 7824 0 - Live 0xd0a69000
i2c_core 16656 1 i2c_piix4, Live 0xd0ac3000
snd_ens1371 19680 0 - Live 0xd0abd000
gameport 11144 1 snd_ens1371, Live 0xd0a57000
snd_rawmidi 19232 1 snd_ens1371, Live 0xd0a7d000
snd_seq_device 6924 1 snd_rawmidi, Live 0xd0a54000
snd_ac97_codec 75388 1 snd_ens1371, Live 0xd0a92000
snd_pcm 75016 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec, Live 0xd0aa9000
snd_timer 19716 1 snd_pcm, Live 0xd0a63000
snd 45572 8 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_ens1371,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer, Live 0xd0a85000
soundcore 6880 1 snd, Live 0xd0a47000
snd_page_alloc 7556 1 snd_pcm, Live 0xd0a0d000
pcmcia 30368 0 - Live 0xd0a6d000
firmware_class 7424 1 pcmcia, Live 0xd09c7000
yenta_socket 21516 0 - Live 0xd0a5c000
rsrc_nonstatic 11136 1 yenta_socket, Live 0xd0a43000
pcmcia_core 34320 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic, Live 0xd0a4a000
nls_utf8 1792 5 - Live 0xd09c2000
ntfs 182672 5 - Live 0xd0a10000
evdev 7296 0 - Live 0xd09c4000
agpgart 28616 1 intel_agp, Live 0xd09d3000
psmouse 29956 0 - Live 0xd09ca000
then
Quote:
root@host:~# ifconfig eth0 up
eth0: unknown interface: No such device
then
Quote:
root@host:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_pcm_oss 46240 0
snd_mixer_oss 15872 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 225600 8
ohci_hcd 18436 0
ehci_hcd 29704 0
intel_agp 19356 1
uhci_hcd 29584 0
i2c_piix4 7824 0
i2c_core 16656 1 i2c_piix4
snd_ens1371 19680 0
gameport 11144 1 snd_ens1371
snd_rawmidi 19232 1 snd_ens1371
snd_seq_device 6924 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 75388 1 snd_ens1371
snd_pcm 75016 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 19716 1 snd_pcm
snd 45572 8 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_ens1371,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 6880 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7556 1 snd_pcm
pcmcia 30368 0
firmware_class 7424 1 pcmcia
yenta_socket 21516 0
rsrc_nonstatic 11136 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 34320 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
nls_utf8 1792 5
ntfs 182672 5
evdev 7296 0
agpgart 28616 1 intel_agp
psmouse 29956 0
then what shall i do know??????????
 
Old 07-25-2006, 11:13 AM   #45
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What exactly are you trying to do when you run "lsmod 8139too"? As said above, lsmod lists all modules that are loaded. You are using it incorrectly as "lsmod module". If you want to load a module, you use modprobe, e.g.

# modprobe 8139too.
 
  


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