VIA Rhine network card problem
epostma at nl.tue.win
Tue Nov 11 04:49:37 PST 2003
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 00:45:04 +0100, "Justin Knierim" <lfs at jrknierim.de>
> Hello everyone,
> I have been trying the last day or so to get a LFS 5.0 system setup on a
> server. I have been doing everything through a SSH window, and so far,
> everything has worked. The system even boots, and gets past network
> setup, but the network card does not get configured
> (ifconfig/ifup/standard lfs network boot script), and so SSH starts and
> gives an error with cannot connect 0.0.0.0, and I cannot ssh in. So,
> luckily there is a nice recovery system at the host, so I can see the
> damage and investigate...
> The network card is a VIA Rhine-II, VT6102. The host system, Suse 8.1,
> the card worked. Not a module, compiled in.
> <from /proc/pci>
> Bus 0, device 18, function 0:
> Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev
> IRQ 23.
> Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=8.
> I/O at 0xe000 [0xe0ff].
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xea401000 [0xea4010ff].
> The kernel finds the card, no problems...
> I can put the whole log online if anyone wants. All other log files are
> empty, or have the same as kern.log, except auth.log, there it tells:
> Nov 11 00:11:13 p1514xxxx sshd: Server listening on :: port 22.
> Nov 11 00:11:13 p1514xxxx sshd: error: Bind to port 22 on 0.0.0.0
> failed: Address already in use.
> IPv6 should not be a problem, I do not have the protocol enabled in the
> kernel, and do not want/use it. So, it finds the card, it has irq 23
> (suse shows the same thing). I started the system a few times with it
> recording everything to a log file that I could. And lo gets setup, but
> not eth0. I tried various ifconfig/ifup commands, and tried to log them
> also, but could not get any output. I will try to capture the return
> codes next, maybe this might help. :-/ The /etc/hosts and
> /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 are setup correctly (I have
> built many lfs systems, so I know a bit about this at least :)), and
> even running directly the ifconfig eth0 IP..., it does not work.
> So, can anyone tell me how to get this thing working?? This server is
> on a fixed IP, should be nice and simple I thought. And help would be
> appreciated! It is probably something obvious or stupid I did! ;)
Is there any way you can go there physically and see what ifconfig says
after you've booted it?
Erik Postma (Email: reverse the order of nl, tue and win.)
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