Re: AMD64 DHCP Network Configuration Failure
Bob Proulx wrote:
I have the DFI board in question as well and its working flawlessly. I
built it with the ~nov 15th-ish 4mb install image.
What does lspci say?
lspci | grep Ethernet
It seems strange to me that your "DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb nForce3
250GB Chipset Motherboard" would have a tulip based network interface
chip. IIRC that has an nvidia based onboard gigabit lan. But perhaps
it is so and it is tulip as I do not have any firsthand information.
The lspci will say for sure. I am guessing that your latest install
is guessing the wrong driver for your interface.
The first thing I would do would be to verify that the right driver
module is loaded for your networking. You may need to give the system
help in getting that correct.
I had a similar problem with the ethernet, but a quick search revealed
the solution. Forcedeth module had to be used to get me online. AFAIK
I'm still using it.
I'm totally screwed if this goes down, as I have lost my printed list on
what had to be done at the network setup portion. It was a fairly
simple workaround. I liked it better than the Nvidia drivers which
seemed to have mucked up the onboard sound once I installed them.
I have no output from "lspci | grep Ethernet" (or grep -i eth) but I
have forcedeth module loaded on startup.
I believe the workaround during instal was to pause at the section
configuring the network, alt-f2 into another console, log in as root,
and remove the ethernet over firewire, insert forcedeth and the network
now detects as normal.
I'm currently running 2.6.9-9-amd64-k8