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#1 2004-07-07 00:54:50

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realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

I can't get my network to work for the life of me, its dhcp. I"ve searched the forums and found much useful information on activating dhcp, but i think my problem is lack of support for my integrated network card on the Asus A7n8x (nforce2). So first of all I installed the 2.6 with my install, well that sucks Nvidia's drivers don't support the 2.6 kernel, bringing errors when i try to run  'make'. so now i'm lost i've done everything i can think of  changed settings on everything i found. Also i found in my search something called 'forcedeth' a module i'm guessing that i would need to use? How would i go about that. Anyway i'll try to post all of the settings i've changed here in a second but if anyone is willing to help, PLZ DO!

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#2 2004-07-07 01:48:47

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

have you set eth0="dhcp" in your /etc/rc.conf?
also, if you think it's the integrated nic is not being recognized, try "lspci" to figure out exactly what kind it is, then load the appropriate modules.


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#3 2004-07-07 01:53:37

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

neotuli wrote:

have you set eth0="dhcp" in your /etc/rc.conf?
also, if you think it's the integrated nic is not being recognized, try "lspci" to figure out exactly what kind it is, then load the appropriate modules.

how do i find out what appropriate modules to load from lspci? cuz i did that and it says my nic is an intel ethernet

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#4 2004-07-07 01:57:06

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

intel ethernet eh...i think e100 is the module for that... so modprobe e100

Then run dhcpcd .


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#5 2004-07-07 03:18:03

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

yes i've added eth0="dhcp" i'll have to give the other one a shot when i get home smile thanks and you'll probably be seeing my response soon.

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#6 2004-07-07 04:15:16

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

neotuli wrote:

intel ethernet eh...i think e100 is the module for that... so modprobe e100

Then run dhcpcd .

Cool at least now i can update my pacman now.
but I was just wondering, why kde download so many stuff.
How can use the xfce4 that came with the cd? I know I hav to mount it somehow in pacman.conf, but the installation guide isn't very clear for me.
thx

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#7 2004-07-07 04:22:47

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

intel ethernet eh...i think e100 is the module for that... so modprobe e100

my thoughts on said module are eepro100,tho i have seen the module e100 also.
I myself have had no luck with this network card/module so I went to my bios an dis-abled my on board ethernet card [intel] & incerted an AMD/pcnet pci  network card with no more problems.

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#8 2004-07-07 08:06:47

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0066 (rev a3)

That is what it says for my ethernet, come to see it, the only thing that isn't an unkown device is my Gforce2 and my audio

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#9 2004-07-07 09:32:34

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

looking at the motherboard specs it is a realtek 8201BL PHY, i'm assuming this info is needed in order to know what to and to modprobe.conf?

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#10 2004-07-07 09:54:00

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

For hardware detection generally try hwd package first. If you want to know how it uses the pci info search the forums for hwd.
Since lspci is using the same data as hwd it will probably not find the module name too (lspci can't even find the device name). You can try google like this http://www.google.pl/search?num=50&hl=e … nux+module but I've heard that stock kernel may not have any support for nvidia ethernet cards. IIRC nvidia provides its own linux kernel modules for this hardware - but you will probably have to compile/install them yourself (or maybe some archer already did a package for it ?). Look for more info on nvidia website.

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#11 2004-07-07 17:54:30

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

as I understood it, the nvidia package doesn't work with 2.6.x kernel. anyway when i try to install it i get errors all over the place.

tar -zxvf Nvidiafile.tar.gz
cd nforce
make (gets errors)
make install (more errors).

So i HAVE tried to do it with the 2.4 kernel but something still doesn't like to work. I don't get the errors but the network still doesn't work either.

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#12 2004-07-07 19:12:02

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

That's something I was afraid of :-(. I can't help you much here because I don't have this kind of hardware. Usually running modules provided by other vendors generates lots of problems. I would just use another network card and forget nvidia until it will be supported by linux kernel.

You can of course try starting another thread or changing the name of this thread to include your network card name so someone with similar hardware will see this and help you more.

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#13 2004-07-07 19:43:16

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

I dont have this hardware either... I'm afraid i cant help much more. Though i did look around a bit online, you're gonna need to find a way to compile the nvida drivers..there's no two ways about it. Once you get that done,
modprobe nvnet
should do the trick to get the ethernet kicking.


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#14 2004-07-09 03:48:31

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

ok, I got it working, i ended up dropping the 2.6 kernel all together and doing a fresh 'base' install with the provided 2.4 kernel. loaded the nvidia modules and boom its working, I think the fresh start helped because anything i may have messed up before was still affecting it. now i'm going to recompile the 2.6 as an alternate kernel and see if i can get it going from there. Basically the 2.4 is just so i have use of that machine while i'm not testing on the 2.6 kernel. anyway, i'd like to thank you guys for stickin' it out with me and not givin up on my n00bness.

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#15 2004-07-09 04:51:22

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

Did you try forcedeth?  It's the reverse-engineered OSS driver for the 2.6 kernel that's meant to replace nvnet.  It's in the stock Arch kernel!


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#16 2004-07-09 08:50:49

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

i heard somethin about it, never really tried it, so to use that would it be

 
modprobe forcedeth

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#17 2004-07-09 10:03:38

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

update, i ended up reinstalling with the 2.6 kernel and forcedeth works like a charm smile thanks man.

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#18 2004-07-10 06:45:36

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Re: realtek 8201BL PHY on nforce2 --solved

It's tough when they have wierd names for modules like that.  Glad I could help! big_smile   I knew I wasn't completely wasting my time following linux-kernel! (yeah I was, and my old mailserver host was really upset about that phase) wink


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