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Re: problems in installing realtek 8139 network card



On Sat, Sep 16, 2006 at 05:19:31PM +0200, Per-Anton Rønning wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 2 network cards in my FC5 computer, eth0 connects to cable 
> bradband internet and works just fine,
> but eth1 seems to be impossible to get up nd running.
> 
> There are 2 driver modules for this card on the system, i.e. 8139cp and 
> 8139too, and I have tried both, (not simoultaniously of course) by 

Perhaps that's your mistake; see below.

> aliasing eth1 to one or the other in /etc/modprobe.conf.
> In trying to activate it (running neat) I get this message:
> "8139cp device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization."
> In the hardware list in "NEW" (in  neat)I find (and have used)
> RealTek RTL8129 Fast Ethernet
> Perhaps this is the problem - the hardware spec is too old while the 
> driver spec is correct ..? (the "guide" on the accompanying floppy 
> specifies 8139)
> Anyone in the loop on this one?

I have the following (from lspci):

00:13.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139 C+ (rev 10)

This is a built in controller rather than a separate card, but that
should not affect matters.

lsmod shows, among others:

8139too                25409  0
8139cp                 21185  0
mii                     5313  2 8139too,8139cp

I don't know how neat does things. You might try

modprobe 8139too
modprobe 8139cp
lsmod

to make sure everything is being installed.

Then run ifconfig to make sure the NIC shows up.

My modprobe.conf has, in part:

alias eth0 8139too



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