also strugging, but here's what I know
I am having pretty much the same problems. I know this is a long post, but if we bring together everything we are trying, then hopefully we will work it out! If you would rather I start this as a new thread, say so, but I think we're aiming for the same thing here... I am trying to configure an ethernet adaptor to connect to my ADSL router. This is the first my system has seen of any network activity - also a bit of new territory for me aswell !
I am using an Asus Hi-Grade UltiNote AS8400 laptop, with build in ethernet. Running Red Hat 7.2, with a 2.4.7-10 kernel
A Google search suggested that I would need the 'rtl8139.o' module to go with my card. Can anyone expand on this? here's the toast:
To start with, I get a description of my ethernet adaptor:
Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139 (rev 16).
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=32.Max Lat=64.
I/O at 0xf000 [0xf0ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfedffc00 [0xfedffcff].
I then try running 'neat' to initialise a new eth0 device. The fields in the GUI screen are a bit cryptic, but I can at least get the right model. WHen I probe the interface in Windoze, I'm told it has an IRQ level 9, so I am entering this into the 'neat' screen - is that right? and what could be the required values for:
MEM: IO: IO1: IO2: DMA0: DMA1: ?? I can never get past this stage and I always get the warning: 'The Ethernet card could not be initialized. Please verify your settings and try again.'
I then look in /etc/modules.conf and /proc/modules
reveals the following: (note: no sign if any ethernet module)
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias sound-slot-0 maestro3
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
gives this: (note no rtl8139 module listed)
Module Size Used by
ppp_deflate 41376 0 (autoclean)
bsd_comp 4384 0 (autoclean)
ppp_async 6736 0 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 19296 0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate bsd_comp ppp_async]
. bla bla
appletalk 20912 0 (autoclean)
ipx 16448 0 (autoclean)
ipchains 39200 0
So the next sensible move might be to probe for the rtl8139 module:
modprobe: Can't locate module rtl819.o
So I went out on the internet and downloaded the following files:
then off I go to find the right locations, but the paths are totally different on my system.
/lib/modules/[kernel-version]/net/driver.o. isn't there. Any attempts to compile the module source fails, and I start wondering if there is a much simpler solution to all this!!?? I think that if we only knew what the Red Hat equivalent paths were, then we would know where to put these modules.
as a last attempt, I tried the rpm route:
[root@localhost]$ cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
[root@localhost redhat]# rpm -bb SPECS/netdriver*.spec
error: failed to stat /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/netdriver*.spec: No such file or directory
[root@localhost redhat]# rpm -bb SPECS/netdriver*.i386
error: failed to stat /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/netdriver*.i386: No such file or directory
I hate life !
ps I just pasted all this from my vi screen - hope it doesn't stuff up!
This is me: http://chris.uk.com