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Re: problems in installing realtek 8139 network card

On Sat, Sep 16, 2006 at 06:08:25PM +0200, Per-Anton Rønning wrote:
> lspci gives:
> /snip
> 02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 
> Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
> \snip
> i.e. only the card configured as eth0
> No reference to realtek.

If lspci doesn't show it, the drivers won't find it. Which makes me
wonder why the drivers don't complain of not finding hardware when you
modprobe them.

Check the BIOS to be sure that the Realtec card isn't being
ignored. Some BIOSes show a list of hardware found during boot. You
may also have to go into the BIOS setup and make sure it isn't being

Try swaping the two cards. Just a hunch and a bit of magic incantation
that sometimes works.

> lsmod gives:
> 8139cp                 25793  0
> 8139too                29761  0
> skge                   39505  0 (this is the driver for eth0)

Does the mii driver show up?

> this is the contents of modprobe.conf:
> alias eth0 skge
> alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
> alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
> options snd-card-0 index=0 
> options snd-intel8x0 index=0 
> remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; 
> }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
> alias eth1 8139cp
> (I did try to alias to 8139too earlier, same result)

Should work.


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