From: Neal Hogan <email@example.com>
To: Sandip Sandip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, 13 August, 2009 7:41:02 PM
Subject: Re: installing a realtek 8139 lan card on 2.4.18
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Sandip Sandip<email@example.com
> I am trying to install a realtek 8139 lan card on an old debian machine -
> The card is properly installed - as in when I connect the lan cable it the
> lights on the card start blinking.
> However, I am unable to access internet. Do I need to install drivers and
> how do I do that?
What else have you done? Did you just plug it in?
I also read up the network howto and tried things like putting eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces, trying eth0 up, etc.
No use - till now.
What does you system think of the card (eg, what is the output of
lspci | grep Realtek of dmesg)? What's the output of ifconfig -a?
lspci shows 00:0b.0 Ethernet Controller: MYSON Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0803 (dont know from where has this MYSON come in)
grep of dmesg of realtek/ real/ myson/ 0803/ 8139 shows nothing!
ifconfig -a shows eth0 Link encap Ethernet HWAaddr 00:A1:B0:etc.
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU etc.
Some RX TX data - all zeroes
Interrupt:5 Base address:0xf0000
*Only* ifconfig shows lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0..1 Mask 255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric: 1
modconf shows has option to install a module for realtek 8139, though there are other network cards
How is your IP assigned? Do you have an ISP provided router or is this
machine on the inside of a personal network?
It is a cable internet connection. On my Win XP laptop, I need to connect the cable in my lan card port and I can access internet. The IP address, DNS Server address is auto-assigned - DHCP.
What is in /etc/network/interfaces?
iface lo inet loopback
There are a bunch of debian networking tutorials. Google lead me to
the following (among other things):http://www.debian-administration.org/article/An_introduction_to_Debian_networking_setuphttp://www.aboutdebian.com./http://wiki.debian.org/Network
Sure - tried these and a couple of others. But most *assume* that the network card is installed, recognized properly. In my case, I think that is the missing link - but I may be wrong.
Hope I am able to resolve it!