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Re: Networking not working

On 11/4/05, Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 12:02:22AM -0600, Thomas F. O'Connell wrote:
> > On Nov 4, 2005, at 9:04 PM, lordSauron wrote:
> > >Yes, it seemed to me that most of the NICs aren't supported yet.  I
> > >had to forsake my mboard integrated Realtek Gigabit Ethernet for a old
> > >3Com 100/10 PCI card until kernel -12 debuted, in which support was
> > >added.  I don't know who to contact to request the addding of your
> > >particular card, but when you do, ensure to send him/her/it (you never
> > >know...) every single last detail about the card, all the way down to
> > >the S/N, so that there's no confusion about which driver they're
> > >working with.
> > >
> > >Hope you find a solution!
> >
> > Is there any way to track device driver support?
> What devices do you have?
> I haven't found the situation to be as bad as lordSauron says.
> The Realtek 8169 on an AthlonXP board I have has worked since early 2.6.x
> with the r8169 driver.

In kernel -11 it didn't work at all with my ECS Elitegroup nForce 2-A
board which has a... oh, I'm sorry.  It wasn't Realtek.  That was my
audio device (which also didn't work with -11, BTW).  My mboard manual
says it's a "IEEE 802.3 nVidia MAC for 100Base-TX/10Base-T Fast
Ethernet/Ethernet," however, I thought that the Linux installer said
it was a Realtek product... whatever.  Whatever's on the aforesaid
mboard, that's what I have/had.

> The Gigabyte Athlon64 board has on-board NICs supported using the
> sk98lin and forcedeth drivers. I started with 2.6.8 and those were
> supported fine.

Lucky you.  I was not so fortunate.

It works now, so I'm not particularly feeling bad/good, but it did put
me on a older set of PCI components for a good month or so until the
new Kernel came out.

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