Re: 2.4.20 kernel and RTL8139
On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 01:54:48PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> Hi Alex
> Are you using dhclient? And have you checked /etc/dhclient.conf. All
> it needs here is hostname and seems to work fine - I am running 2.4.18.
And sometimes a MAC address is good enough as in my case. It all
depends on how the server is setted up. And yes, there are two kernel
driver for 8139. Find out which one works. I have CONFIG_FILTER
compiled in too.
> It may sound silly but it is also worth checking your ethernet cable
> setup - I spent 5 night's wrestling with a similar problem to find that
> I'd wired the cable incorrectly d'oh! ;-)
> If dhclient doesn't work you could try pump.
> On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 12:12 pm, Alexander Borghgraef wrote:
> > I'm having a problem getting my on-board NIC to work with the 2.4.20
> >kernel. I was using Debian with the old 2.2 kernel, under which the
> >network card worked fine. Then I upgraded to the 2.4.20 kernel, and
> >suddenly I'm unable to connect to the dhcp server. Using lilo to boot
> >the old kernel still works fine.
> > Before you ask, yes I did include the 8139 card in menuconfig. When
> >I run ifconfig, eth0 appears in the list alongside lo (loopback
> >but it doesn't get an IP address like it did in 2.2. Pinging the
> >card (127.0.0.1) works, but that's lo I guess? Has anyone had similar
> >problems, and if so, how do you solve them?
> >Alex Borghgraef
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