[App_rpt-users] Network Driver

Doug Bade kd8b at thebades.net
Sat Mar 19 10:00:35 EDT 2011


Steve;
     I sent a reply to you personally although I wanted it to go to the 
group.. I really dislike reflectors that pre-suppose that answers should 
be private... but anyhow.....

I had an additional though to that email...

You may need to disable the onboard NIC temporarily in bios to get 
through install, then re-enable it.. The chip for the onboard NIC is 
still probably the issue ... make it invisible for now....If you STILL 
have an issue at that point, it would seem that I would be looking at a 
local cabling/switch/DHCP port issue... but that does seem a lot less 
likely..

I have used my USB-200M to do at least a dozen or 2 CentOS builds of one 
form or another on my Atoms..

Doug


On 3/19/2011 8:05 AM, Steve Schulze wrote:
> Well, I'm still stuck.
>
> Got the Linksys USB-200M. Tried a fresh install of ACID.
>
> It almost looked like it was going to work. When the boot got to 
> starting interface for eth2, it pauses and says determining IP 
> information and cable unplugged?
>
> Well, tried a few different known good cables and no luck.
>
> Able to see the device in setup and configure for DHCP or Static but 
> still no luck.
>
> My first install for 27616 went off without a hitch on an IBM NetVista 
> 1.8gHz P4.
>
>
> Does anybody else have any other ideas?
>
>
> Thanks for all of your help.
>
> 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 3/14/2011 10:00, Scott Weis wrote:
>>
>> I have used this adapter for this sort of problem: 
>> http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-USB200M-EtherFast-Network-Adapter/dp/B000085ZKV/
>>
>> *From:*app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org 
>> [mailto:app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org] *On Behalf Of *Steve Schulze
>> *Sent:* Monday, March 14, 2011 8:36 AM
>> *To:* Chuck Henderson
>> *Cc:* app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [App_rpt-users] Network Driver
>>
>> Thanks Chuck.
>>
>> It's strange that it can't even find the Ethernet controller.
>>
>> When I do a 'setup' from the command prompt to look at the network 
>> settings, it's not there. If I attach the TrendNet Ethernet dongle 
>> and reboot and go back into setup, it sees that one but not the 
>> built-in one. And for some strange reason with DHCP or static IP the 
>> system will not continue to load.
>>
>> I would assume (maybe a bad idea) that the ACID distro on the site is 
>> the latest and hasn't been updated in a while?
>> I downloaded it a few months ago when I was building 27616. Maybe I 
>> need to d/l the latest version.
>>
>> Thanks for your help.
>>
>> 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 3/14/2011 00:01, Chuck Henderson wrote:
>>
>> I use the D510MO board and it does have one PCI slot.  It also 
>> installs fine with the ACID.iso using DHCP.  No Ethernet issues with 
>> the built in Ethernet.
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Steve Schulze 
>> <n9udo at yellowthunder.org <mailto:n9udo at yellowthunder.org>> wrote:
>>
>> 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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