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NIC not functioning with new motherboard

By Mike O ·
Got a weird one... I replaced the motherboard in my system (upgraded to an Asus P4S333) and I cannot get a NIC to work under Linux (neither Red Hat 7.2 nor Mandrake 8.2). Networking works fine under Windows 98SE on the dual-boot, and both cards I'vetried worked fine under Red Hat 7.2 without any tweaking under my previous motherboard/installation, but for some reason I can't get any traffic with the new motherboard. The NIC seems to be installed correctly and the driver is showing up, and I can start the eth0 interface manually with ifconfig eth0 up, but I cannot get it to pass any traffic nor pick up IP information via DHCP.

I tried tweaking some of the motherboard settings (changed Plug & Play OS back and forth, turned Onboard PCI LAN control off and on), but still no luck. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Take care,
Mike
www.mikeoliveri.com

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by tsrl In reply to NIC not functioning with ...

hi
first disable all the nics (if they are add on cards take the cards out physically) & boot the sys in linux...the kudzu should automatically deleted the nic settings..then enable or reattach the cards & try..kudzu will do the rest...

But if it doesnot work ..chk what kudzu is detecting the cards..is the driver loaded ok for the card or not..

chk for any irq clashing.

chk in the /lib/modules/2.4.2-x/kernel/drivers/net..the .o file for the nic is present or not...

lastly try to rebuild a new kernel...


hope these will sove your problem

thanks

tsrl

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by Mike O In reply to NIC not functioning with ...

Thanks for the help, but unfortunately it didn't work. I'm getting an insmod eth0 failed message upon shutdown, but near as I can tell the proper driver IS present and everything should be working fine. Linux is finding the NIC, but can't communicate with it or initialize it apparently.

I'm convinced it has something to do with the motherboard, as that's all that's changed since my last configuration, but the manufacturer isn't being very helpful, either.

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by Mike O In reply to NIC not functioning with ...

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by tsrl In reply to NIC not functioning with ...

definitely the problem arises due to changing of mbd..
are u using nic of realtek...ie anychipset of rtl 81xx series....if so..then better u reinstalled linux...as i myself also found problem with realtek 8139 series nic in 7.1

after i installedintel pro 100 nic as 2nd card the org realtek also starts functioning properly...''

actually the main culprit in 7.1 is the kernel...
which has got some bugs...
regards
tsrl

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by Mike O In reply to NIC not functioning with ...

Looks like the problems go beyond the NIC. I've been surfing newsgroups, etc., for people having similar problems and found another user having the same problem and he still hasn't found a resolution. He also said after about a week he would get problems mounting partitions and so forth. Apparently there's just something about the motherboard that doesn't like Linux. The manufacturer just put out another BIOS upgrade (the third this year) and recommended I try that, so maybe they've got the problem fixed.

Thanks for all the help, though! I greatly appreciate it, so I'll give you the points.

Take care,
Mike
www.mikeoliveri.com

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by tsrl In reply to NIC not functioning with ...

pls ignore my earlier response

definetly its a problem of mbd..

in windows chk the irq & memory settings of the nics...& compare them in linux...

if both are bus master cards ..then disable bus mastering in one of them....& try it...since some mbd do not supports multiple bus mastering cards of same type ie two or three nics together etc...

ie it may support nic + displ controller both as bus mastering but not two nics...

regards

tsrl

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