Re: RedHat ethernet setup
From: Fadzi Ushewokunze (fadzi_at_fadzi.com)
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 23:55:17 GMT
i think the lesson of the day for me is to install a more recent
"Richard Adams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 01:12:05 +0000, Fadzi Ushewokunze wrote:
> > hi,
> > i have a AMD Athlon 2,4GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 80G Hardrive with
> > integrated peripherals - network interface card, video card etc.
> > problem is ethernet setting, i did a fresh install of RedHat 7.0 on this
> > and it couldnt pick up the network card, so i installed a add-on card on
> > motherboard and it picked this one up. i gave it a local ip address
> > 192.168.1.x,
> > and it pings itself, telnets, ftps, and httpd itself with no problems.
> > it cant
> > see outside itself. and others cant see it.
> > if i am working in bash i get this error continuously:
> > "eth0: Transmit timed out, status ec6980d7......."
> > now i am not sure whats causing this. is it to do with my integrated
> > ethernet card?
> > because my eth0 interface is properly configured and i THINK eth0 is my
> > add-on
> > card not the integrated card.
> Presuming you are using the kernel from redhat-7 then possably that is
> causing the error you mention, upgrading your system to a more recent
> distro, or compiling and installing a recent 2.4.xx kernel and system
> tools should make the problem go away.
> > let me know if you know how to deal with integrated cards etc.
> > integrated card is a VT6103 on a VT8378 (KM400) Northbridge motherboard
> > (Elitegroup)
> AFAIK VIA ethernet chipsets are not supported in 2.4.xx kernels, you need
> to get a driver from nvidia.com and install it.
> 2.6 kernels do i belive have liminted support for some via chipsets, you
> would be best advised (IMHO) to use a 2.4.xx kernsl say the latest from
> www.kernel.org and get the propriory driver from www.nvidia.com .
> To round up, possably the best thing you can do is install a more recent
> > cheers,
> If the Linux community is a bunch of theives because they
> try to imitate windows programs, then the Windows community
> is built on organized crime.
> Regards Richard