Network card installation trouble

Shawn sks at shaw.ca
Wed Feb 7 19:43:39 PST 2007


On February 7, 2007, Tijnema ! wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It works now, thanks for your time, and especially thanks to shawn
> for pointing me on tulip.
>
> Both cards are working fine now, i needed tulip for my gigabit card
> too.
>
> Tijnema
>
> On 2/7/07, Tijnema ! <tijnema at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  On 2/7/07, Simon Geard <delgarde at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 22:30 +0100, Tijnema ! wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Only that last piece isn't there at my screen:
> > > > 3c59x: Donald Becker and others.
> > > > www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html 0000:02:0c.0: 3Com PCI 3c905C
> > > > Tornado at d081c400.
> > > >
> > > > all others is there
> > >
> > > Is anything present in /sys/class/net? This *should* list all
> > > network devices known to the kernel...
> > >
> > > Simon.
> > >
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> > /sys/class/net contains only lo, the loopback adaptar.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please do not top post... You could upset some other members of the
> > lists.
> >
> > Also I would not expect you to have those lines as you are not
> > using a 3Com NIC. But you SHOULD have some indication that the
> > kernel is loading the right code for the card. If not then the
> > kernel can't "see it".
> >
> > Did you check your PC's BIOS?
> >
> > Alan
> >
> >
> > It doesn't show anything about my network card, i browsed dmesg
> > about 5 times now.
> > I checked the bios but can;t find anything strange.
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi:
> > I searched the kernel net drivers for rtl8139d. I found this driver
> >  in 8139too.c.
> >
> > I then searched for this driver
> > in ../linux- 2.6.16.27/arch/i386/defconfig and found this...
> > CONFIG_8139TOO=y ( I assume your architecture is i386 )
> >
> > I then looked at the subsection in the kernel config (file above)
> > to see where this module comes from. It says...
> > #
> > # Tulip family network device support
> > #
> >
> > Thus, in your kernel config for pci network cards, enable tulip
> > support.
> >
> > I use the tulip driver too. In your sys log you will find...
> >
> > kernel: Linux Tulip driver version 1.1.13 (May 11, 2002)
> > x32lfs kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] enabled at IRQ 6
> > x32lfs kernel: PCI: setting IRQ 6 as level-triggered
> > x32lfs kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0b.0[A] -> Link [LNKH]
> > -> GSI 6 (level, low) -> IRQ 6
> > x32lfs kernel: tulip0: no phy info, aborting mtable build
> > x32lfs kernel: eth0: Macronix 98715 PMAC rev 37 at 0001d800,
> > 00:50:BF:D8:F1:6F, IRQ 6.
> >
> > Or at least something similar. I don't know what that phy info
> > stuff is about but i never noticed any problem with my card.
> >
> > So if i may be so bold to suggest, you have the wrong driver.
> > Enable tulip support in your kernel config. If I am wrong, sorry to
> > waste your time.
> >
> > Shawn.
> >
> >
> > I'm recompiling my new kernel now, but i do not have time to test
> > it right now, please hold on, i will test it later today.
> >
> > Thanks already.
> >
> > Tijnema

Very happy to help and thanks for letting us know that you are back in 
business. Feedback is very cool :)
Shawn




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