[conspire] HELP - Can't Get Ethernet Card Working in Debian on Laptop
msrebnik at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 18 17:13:44 PST 2006
on 2/18/06 2:45 AM, Daniel Gimpelevich at
daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us wrote:
> It says somewhere that the PC Card setting in your BIOS should not be set
> to Auto. PCIC has been the most Linux-compatible setting in the past, but
> is not compatible with your card, which leaves the third setting, CardBus,
> as your only viable option.
OK, Checked that in BIOS and changed it to Cardbus.
> Also, any option in the BIOS labeled either
> "Plug & Play OS" or "Windows 9x Support" MUST be set to No. This option
> may also take the form of a 3-way toggle between certain old OSes that may
> be labeled practically anything. Make sure you do not choose DOS or OS/2.
> Whatever form this option takes, changing its setting may or may not
> require a complete reformat of the hard disk, because sometimes it
> controls not only card interrupts, but also hard disk address translation.
Checked and there is no option in BIOS for Plug & Play OS¹ or Windows 9x
> Once you have taken care of those things, and perhaps also other possibly
> highly inadvisable settings in your BIOS, do the cardctl ident again, to
> make sure the card is seen. If so, check to see whether the system can see
> the eth0 interface with the "ifconfig -a" command.
Checked cardctl ident¹ again and card is seen.
Checked ifconfig a and it lists the eth0 interface.
It shows 0¹ for packets, errors, dropped, overruns, frame,
etc....Txqueuelen: 1000, Interrupt:11, Base address: 0x4000
Is that the results you want to see if it¹s working properly?
> If not, check to see
> whether the 8139too driver is loaded with the lsmod command. The lsmod
> command will only show loaded drivers compiled as modules, as opposed to
> drivers compiled directly into the kernel, which are always loaded. If
> lsmod doesn't list 8139too, try to load it manually with the modprobe
> command. This will fail if the driver is either compiled directly into the
> kernel, or not at all. Upon success, check "ifconfig -a" again.
Module Size Used by Not Tainted
8139too 12328 0 (unused)
crc32 2848 0 [8139too]
Plus lots of others.....
Any other advice to get connected to internet?
> On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 21:30:31 -0800, Mark Srebnik wrote:
>> Making progress, Daniel!
>> Did that and rebooted and now my card indicator lights light up!
>> Did 'cardctl ident' and got:
>> Socket 0:
>> product info: "D-Link", "DFE690TXD", "PC Card"
>> manfid: 0x0149, 0x0000
>> function: 6 (network)
>> Where do I go now to set up my connection to my network and test to see if I
>> can get online?
>> on 2/17/06 8:45 PM, Daniel Gimpelevich at
>> daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us wrote:
>>> On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:11:56 -0800, Mark Srebnik wrote:
>>>> Since I installed with 'pci=off' what is simple way to turn it back on?
>>> If you're using grub, just edit /boot/grub/menu.lst accordingly.
>>> If you're using lilo, edit /etc/lilo.conf and run "lilo -v" afterward.
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