[App_rpt-users] Network Driver

Steve Schulze n9udo at yellowthunder.org
Sun Mar 13 21:00:58 EDT 2011


Thanks for all your help Doug however, the Atom D510 MB does not have 
any PCI slots.

Maybe I'll have to find a Linksys dongle.



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 18:03, Doug Bade wrote:
>     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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