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Old 02-15-2008, 04:52 AM   #1
jwk2801
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New install, nothing works...


Hello I partitioned my laptop hd and installed slack, I did not install lilo because I want to use windows boot loader anyway I boot from the install cd and the only things that work are my keyboard and mouse.
Can't even send some text to my pen drive to post here, says can't send message or something like that.

Guess the first thing i need to do is get the net up so ill tell you what i can...

I have a HP Pavilion zv5000
AMD Athlon XP-M 3000+

NIC = Realtek RTL8139/810x

If i run lsmod the 8139too module is there

It wont let me modprob to try 8139cp

If u can tell me how to wright to my pen drive i could paste more logs.


I found a way !!!
Used backtrack live cd (everything works on that) and grabbed the docs I made for this post off the HD.


ifconfig output:

bash-3.1# ifconfig
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)

bash-3.1#


lspci output:

bash-3.1# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Host Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 LPC Bridge (rev a6)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce3 SMBus (rev a4)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 1.1 (rev a5)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 1.1 (rev a5)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 2.0 (rev a2)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Audio (rev a2)
00:06.1 Modem: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Audio (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce3 IDE (rev a5)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 AGP Bridge (rev a4)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M] (rev a3)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01)
02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01)
02:04.2 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI1620 Firmware Loading Function (rev 01)
bash-3.1#


lsmod output:

bash-3.1# lsmod
Module Size Used by
sg 30364 0
snd_seq_dummy 6788 0
snd_seq_oss 32896 0
snd_seq_midi_event 10112 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 50640 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 10508 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42784 1
snd_mixer_oss 18048 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 254496 12
capability 7304 0
commoncap 9344 1 capability
lp 13736 0
parport_pc 27812 1
parport 34760 2 lp,parport_pc
pcspkr 6528 0
psmouse 39048 0
pcmcia 34988 0
8139too 25472 0
mii 8576 1 8139too
bcm43xx 428064 0
yenta_socket 27148 2
rsrc_nonstatic 14848 1 yenta_socket
ieee80211softmac 30464 1 bcm43xx
ieee80211 34248 2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
pcmcia_core 36500 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ieee80211_crypt 8576 1 ieee80211
serio_raw 9220 0
ata_generic 9220 0
shpchp 33172 0
i2c_nforce2 8704 0
k8temp 8320 0
hwmon 6404 1 k8temp
pata_amd 13964 0
evdev 11904 1
snd_intel8x0 32412 1
snd_ac97_codec 98980 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 6016 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 72068 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 22532 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 47204 9 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd _timer
amd64_agp 13572 1
agpgart 31432 1 amd64_agp
soundcore 9824 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 11528 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm



Thank You for any help.

John

Last edited by jwk2801; 02-15-2008 at 05:25 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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Could you be a bit more specific about what is not working? What error messages it gives?

Which version of Slackware you use? Do you boot Slack with the same CD you installed it from?
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:32 AM   #3
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did you configure your network? if network just worked from the liveCD I suppose you have dhcp, so running dhcpcd eth1 should get you up.
or run netconfig and add dhcp to make it permanent.
ifconfig -a should show you that the interface is loaded.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:33 AM   #4
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Quote:
I did not install lilo because I want to use windows boot loader anyway I boot from the install cd and the only things that work are my keyboard and mouse.
without using a boot loader, and getting into slack is the worst way, atleast you can install lilo to the root partion of your disk.

also getting into slackware root using installer cd is tricky, you have to go form the boot: prompt of installer cd

windows bootloader will only give minimal option, and pointing your linux partiton is hell(it can be done)
 
Old 02-15-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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Ok I took your advice and installed lilo, It's up and running fine.
Got on line by doing this:

bash-3.1# ifconfig
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)

bash-3.1# ifconfig eth1 up
bash-3.1# ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:46:63:E9
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe46:63e9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:238 (238.0 b)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0x7000

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)

bash-3.1# dhcpcd eth1
bash-3.1# ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:46:63:E9
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe46:63e9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1329 (1.2 KiB) TX bytes:1118 (1.0 KiB)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0x7000

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)

However I have to do it every reboot, I tried netconfig and this diden't help.
Also the error i get when trying to set up NIC with K Menu > Control Center > Internet & Network > Network Settings is:

"Unsupported Platform" and I get a list of others to choose from so i pick slack 10 and i can see my nick is up (green check) but if i disable it I cannot re-enable it with this interface.

I am using Slackware 12..

Thank You all for the help thus far.

John

PS: I don't understand why I can run a live cd (backtrack or ubuntu) and everything works right off the bat..
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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In /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf find the line DHCP_HOSTNAME[1] (sorry, I should have said USE_DHCP[1]) and set it to "yes".

Brian

Edited to correct bad cut-and-paste.

Last edited by BCarey; 02-15-2008 at 01:52 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply Brian, I did what you said and rebooted and I still had to ifconfig my NIC again, thanks though.

Output of rc.inet1.conf:

# Config information for eth0:
IPADDR[0]=""
NETMASK[0]=""
USE_DHCP[0]="yes"
DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]=""

# Config information for eth1:
IPADDR[1]=""
NETMASK[1]=""
USE_DHCP[1]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[1]="yes"

# Config information for eth2:
IPADDR[2]=""
NETMASK[2]=""
USE_DHCP[2]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[2]=""

# Config information for eth3:
IPADDR[3]=""
NETMASK[3]=""
USE_DHCP[3]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[3]=""

# Default gateway IP address:
GATEWAY=""
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:50 PM   #8
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Sorry, I did a bad cut and paste. It should be USE_DHCP[1] that you set to yes.

Brian
 
Old 02-19-2008, 06:22 AM   #9
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Are you loading the correct module? On my setup the module is simply r8169. As root type modprobe r8169 then run dhcpcd eth0 or run netconfig to assign ip address manually.

Simon
 
Old 02-19-2008, 01:32 PM   #10
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All is well with my LAN NIC now thank you all, Brian your fix worked now I have net when I start up..

Also I got my sound working...

No luck with wireless yet, but I'm trying.

John
 
Old 02-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #11
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You'll probably have to use ndiswrapper for your wireless. You can do a search for that on these forums for loads of info on how to set it up and use it.

As for your former booting issue, if your machine boots from a usb device you could have simply created a bootable usb flash drive to boot the system. Wouldn't hurt to make one for emergencies anyway.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 02:42 PM   #12
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John, I noticed from your output of 'lspci' that you have the following wireless card installed:
Code:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
Is this integrated wireless, or a PCMCIA card? I have a Linksys WPC54GS card with a similar chipset that I am trying to set up in openSUSE 10.3 that I am having a difficult time with, even after following instructions found within the forums and from the official ndiswrapper website. The configuration procedure for Slackware should be similar, so if you do get your wireless card working please post back here with your success story and the steps you took in order to get it working so. Thanks.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 03:45 PM   #13
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There are two ways to go with this card. There is the bcm43xx module or there is ndiswrapper. I have had trouble with the bcm43xx module in the past, so I use ndiswrapper. Have you tried this yet? Did you extract the firmware with fwcutter (if using bcm43xx)?

Brian

Last edited by BCarey; 02-19-2008 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 05:22 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swampdog2002 View Post
John, I noticed from your output of 'lspci' that you have the following wireless card installed:
Code:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
Is this integrated wireless, or a PCMCIA card? I have a Linksys WPC54GS card with a similar chipset that I am trying to set up in openSUSE 10.3 that I am having a difficult time with, even after following instructions found within the forums and from the official ndiswrapper website. The configuration procedure for Slackware should be similar, so if you do get your wireless card working please post back here with your success story and the steps you took in order to get it working so. Thanks.
What kind of problems are you having? Where do you get lost?

Basically:
1. Compile and install ndiswrapper (I recommend the slackbuild at slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds.
2. ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf (driver from your windows system)
3. modprobe ndiswrapper

At this point iwconfig should show your wifi card at wlan0.

Brian
 
Old 02-19-2008, 05:58 PM   #15
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Well for some reason I can't get ndiswrapper to install my drivers:

Code:
bash-3.1# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf  
couldn't open bcmwl5.inf: No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 219.
bash-3.1#

Also I will have to look into fwcutter as I don't know what it is.

Yes my card is integrated I have a Pavilion zv5434rs laptop

GRRRRR.

John
 
  


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