[App_rpt-users] Network Driver
n9udo at yellowthunder.org
Sun Mar 13 18:15:09 EDT 2011
Well.....That didn't work.
Seems the Linksys device is discontinued at Staples. Stopped by the
local Rad-Shack and got a TrendNet TU2-ET100.
Tried a fresh install of Acid and same story.
If I do the interactive startup and don't start firstboot and local I
can go in at the command prompt and configure the adapter using setup,
the system does see it. If I do a DHCP or static IP address, I get the
I have verified that the adapter works and my Ethernet cable is good.
I'm just stuck.
Steve Schulze - Radio Amateur, General Class - N9UDO
Administrator, Baraboo, Wisconsin D-Star System - WB9FDZ
Administrator, Baraboo, Wisconsin AllStar Link - 27616, 27727
Treasurer, Badgerland Amateur Television Society - KB9SFS
On 3/13/2011 13:47, Doug Bade wrote:
> I would suspect you need a lot of support files to do the make that
> are not on the computer to compile it..
> The quickest fix I found for Atom boards that do not have ethernet
> chips that are recognized by the CentOS install is to buy a Linksys
> USB ethernet dongle from your local staples, best buy or whatever and
> plug it in. CentOS recognizes it and after you finish the build, your
> on-board will also be recognized. You can then remove the usb and
> configure the on-board as needed.. It is a $30.00 fix but if you play
> in Linux, it is not unusual the new motherboards have network chipsets
> that will be supported but many times are not in the installation CD's..
> Your alternate plan is install all the build resources needed to be
> able to run make... but that will probably require a working network
> connection to download all that :-) You can bring them all in via usb
> thumb drive or such.. but I think the usb network device will get the
> job done most painlessly !! Albeit at addition hardware cost.
> On 3/13/2011 1:58 PM, Steve Schulze wrote:
>> I'm installing a new node (27727) onto a new PC. I thought I would
>> try a Shuttle XS35-704. Nice little machine with the 1.66 Atom
>> processor, 2GB ram and 320GB HDD.
>> Using the ISO I used to build node 27616, I run the setup on the new
>> When it got to the first reboot, it indicated that it did not have
>> internet connectivity and could not continue.
>> Used interactive startup and didn't load 'firstboot' and 'local' so I
>> could get a prompt. Logged in as root and run setup to take a look at
>> the network settings. Low and behold the network card was not there.
>> After many hours searching the internet for answers for loading
>> drivers from the command prompt, I was able to find the driver for
>> the built-in NIC. A JMC260 PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller.
>> Of course, I found many suggestions on how to load this driver
>> however, I'm not having any luck.
>> I downloaded the driver JME-18.104.22.168.tbz2 and did the following:
>> # tar xjvf jme-22.214.171.124.tbz2 ;worked fine, no problem.
>> Changed to the directory where the decompression took place and then
>> # make install ;this is where it failed. I get the following error:
>> make: *** /lib2/modules/2.6.18-194.el5/build: No such file or
>> directory. Stop.
>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>> Would this be a result of not having a complete install of the OS at
>> this stage?
>> Looking for some insight on how to install this driver.
>> BTW, prior to installing the Acid ISO, I had installed the XIPPR ISO
>> 'xosipt_20100518_1438.iso' and the network card worked fine. I wanted
>> to evaluate the XIPPR before installing ACID.
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