[App_rpt-users] Network Driver

Doug Bade kd8b at thebades.net
Sun Mar 13 19:03:03 EDT 2011


     I can only speak from my problems with some of my atom 230 330 D410 
boards all having similar issues as the NIC chip is newer than CentOS 
can accurately identify. It sees it and uses the wrong driver. It is an 
issue with other distro's I have messed with too.

     The Linksys route has always fixed it up... You may be able to 
temporarily plug a PCI NIC into the empty slot ( I assume there is one 
as there is on most Atoms) by removing the shield... Maybe better luck 
that way...

Doug
KD8B

On 3/13/2011 6:15 PM, Steve Schulze wrote:
> 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 
> same result.
>
> I have verified that the adapter works and my Ethernet cable is good.
>
> I'm just stuck.
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> 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
>
> http://yellowthunder.org/dstar.html
>
>
> On 3/13/2011 13:47, Doug Bade wrote:
>> Steve;
>> 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.
>>
>> Doug
>> KD8B
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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 
>>> machine.
>>>
>>> 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-1.0.7.1.tbz2 and did the following:
>>>
>>> # tar xjvf jme-1.0.7.1.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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
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