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Old 09-21-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.2 no network access


Ok... I just installed Slackware 10.2 on my big machine:

Athlon XP 2100+
ASUS A7V8X motherboard
512MB ram...

(should be enough)

Anyway, I can't seem to get the network working. My motherboard uses a broadcom tigon3 chip (I'm guessing it's a chip) for ethernet and it's worked before on 9.1. The weird thing is that the module is loaded (tg3), there are no iptable rules, the interface (eth0) is up with an IP address (I set mine to static) and I can't ping anything except myself. I can't ping the other computers on my network or the router... much less the internet.

DHCP didn't work either. I would just see my MAC address on the screen for a bit and it'd give up and I'd end up without an IP address.

A similar thing happened with my other computer (it used a crappy 10mbit DEC chip using the tulip driver.) Static IP didn't work so I switched to DHCP.. which didn't work, then when I switched back to static, something happened and now it magically works. I've had no luck with my other machine as of yet. Some of that IBM magic pixie dust would be real helpful right about now.

I'm lost guys, can anybody help me?
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Hi redjokerx, what is the output from the following.

lspci -v

ifconfig -a

route -n

good luck.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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Are you sure the module is loaded?? according to everything I could find you need a module called "bcm5700"
 
Old 09-21-2005, 04:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
Are you sure the module is loaded?? according to everything I could find you need a module called "bcm5700"
I'm pretty sure it's tg3 cuz that's what it was before. And if it were bcm5700, shouldn't I not have an interface?

I


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Hi redjokerx, what is the output from the following.

lspci -v

ifconfig -a

route -n

good luck.
lots of things to write down since the other computer doesn't have a network access Oh well.. time to see if the USB flash stuff works.

lspci -v
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7V8X motherboard
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
	Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
	Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
	Memory behind bridge: e6000000-e75fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e7700000-efffffff
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
(prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
	Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
	Memory at e5800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
	I/O ports at d800 [size=128]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:08.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20376 (FastTrak 376) (rev 02)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7V8X motherboard
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 96, IRQ 10
	I/O ports at d400 [size=64]
	I/O ports at d000 [size=16]
	I/O ports at b800 [size=128]
	Memory at e5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Memory at e4800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit Ethernet 
(rev 02)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 80a9
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
	Memory at e4000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at 20000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] PCI-X non-bridge device.
	Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
	Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable-

00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 ZS (SB0350)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
	I/O ports at b400 [size=64]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

00:0e.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game Port
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
	I/O ports at b000 [disabled] [size=8]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

00:0e.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
(prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
	Memory at e3800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
	Memory at e3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
(prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. VT6202 USB2.0 4 port controller
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
	I/O ports at a800 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
(prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. VT6202 USB2.0 4 port controller
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
	I/O ports at a400 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80) 
(prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. VT6202 USB2.0 4 port controller
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
	I/O ports at a000 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7V8X motherboard
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
	Memory at e2800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7V8X motherboard
	Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
	Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC
 Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7V8X / A7V333 motherboard
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
	I/O ports at 9800 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4600] (rev a3)
 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
	Subsystem: VISIONTEK: Unknown device 0037
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
	Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Memory at e7800000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
	Expansion ROM at e7700000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0
Looks like I might want to try the bcm module...

ifconfig -a (this is with my static IP)
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:18:D2:9E:AF  
          inet addr:192.168.1.51  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  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:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:5 

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:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:504 (504.0 b)  TX bytes:504 (504.0 b)
route -n
Code:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    1      0        0 eth0
so there you go

(Nice thing about linux is that you can easily copy paste your system specs if you had no clue. WIth windows (as far as I know), I'd be giving you guys a screen shot.)

Last edited by redjokerx; 09-22-2005 at 05:41 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 04:44 PM   #5
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I might've done something stupid... I didn't enable 10/100 on the network drivers option when I was compiling 2.6.13 ... then again, default kernel didn't work either.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:42 PM   #6
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I'm not sure which driver this is (tg3 or bcm5700) but it should be the correct one. It's from the asus website for the motherboard you have.

http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

good luck.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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with tg3 selected as a module, the system loads it automatically and gives me eth0... If I unload tg3, eth0 disappears... so I think it's the right one.

sorry for the wide page.. must be all the printouts..
 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:04 PM   #8
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Well ifconfig and route look alright. Are there any firewalls in place? What does the following produce?

iptables -L

Have you checked all the hardware, cables, etc.?

good luck.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 08:17 PM   #9
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iptables -L says all INPUT OUTPUT and FORWARD are accepted.

I can get internet on windows so the hardware is fine... I might reset the router later.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:03 PM   #10
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I think there may be some kind of problem w/ 10.2. I'm not exactly a pro at the whole thing, but I know myself and others have been having the same problem with the network connection not working. I used to have 10.0 installed and it worked just fine, but after installing 10.2 (clean) it won't connect. I think netconfig is suposed to probe for ethernet cards at some point, but it doesn't seem to. this is another thread where a guy couldn't seem to get it working either.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:45 PM   #11
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yup, we've been screwed

What could possibly go wrong? a messed up library or option or something? because everything seems correct.

What's your hardware btw comcpiher?

Oh and Peacedog, I tried to compile the bcm driver from the link you sent me... it seems old and I get compile errors.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 03:52 AM   #12
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UPDATE: I've...
reset router
switched cables around
tried kernel 2.6.13.2
tg3 as a module and compiled in
with and without iptables
compiled b44 (broadcom 4400 10/100) and mii( some generic 10/100 interface)

and had no luck.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:23 AM   #13
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http://www.broadcom.com/docs/driver_...nux-8.2.18.zip

just installed that driver, it loads correctly but still no luck. iptables is still off
 
Old 09-22-2005, 11:05 AM   #14
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Here is my hardware setup:

ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard
3.00 Ghz P4 w/ HT
1 Gig RAM (2x 512)
40 Gig IDE hard drive
80 Gig IDE hard drive
250 Gig SATA hard drive (still can't get it to work in linux yet, even with the 2.6 kernel)
ATI Raedon 9800 Pro 128 Mb video card
Kingston EtheRx KNE111TX ethernet card
Lite-On Ethernet card

The ethernet adapter i'm trying to get to work is onboard the motherboard, but it still shows up in the devices detected in linux. I even tried the cord in the other cards and none of them worked either. Hopefully somebody can find a way to fix this. Perhaps there is a way to use the older netconfig program? Was anything even changed in it?

EDIT: I also tried upgrading to the 2.6 kernel, with no success on the network problem or the SATA problem.

Last edited by comcipher; 09-22-2005 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 05:36 PM   #15
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uh... give us your lspci -v and lsmod outputs. It might be something trivial that you overlooked. Also, why do you need so many network cards?
 
  


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