Re: Balky Netgear FA311 ethernet card
Sorry, I was out of town last week. Responses below.
Rick <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Should the FA311 card be listed in early part of the kernel
I see the message about the card pretty soon after the SCSI disks are
identified. Here is the relevant section from my kern.log:
Jun 7 19:48:36 localhost kernel: natsemi.c:v1.07 1/9/2001 Written by Donald Becker <becker@sc
Jun 7 19:48:36 localhost kernel: http://www.scyld.com/network/natsemi.html
Jun 7 19:48:36 localhost kernel: The PCI BIOS has not enabled the device at 0/128! Updating
PCI command 0203->0207.
Jun 7 19:48:36 localhost kernel: eth1: NatSemi DP83815 at 0xcc85a000, 00:02:e3:14:d4:5b, IRQ 1
Jun 7 19:48:36 localhost kernel: eth1: Transceiver status 0x7869 advertising 0000.
I am sorry to say that I don't know what the last several lines mean.
> Brian, is pci-scan.o on your system? It was not on mine, and I had
> to compile it from the sources.
Neither pci-scan nor natsemi were on my system. I got the source RPM
from somewhere (probably www.scyld.com) and unpacked it in
/usr/src/RPM. I built everything and copied pci-scan.o and natsemi.o
into /lib/modules. Then I made links to those two files in the
bxf4@c119756-b:$ ls -l /lib/modules/2.2.19/net/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2452 Dec 6 2001 dummy.o
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Dec 6 2001 natsemi.o -> /lib/modules/natsemi.o
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Dec 6 2001 pci-scan.o -> /lib/modules/pci-scan.o
> Also Brian, where did you find out about ifup and
> /etc/network/interfaces? None of the Linux networking references I
> have even mention it.
I am not completely sure, but I probably saw some reference to the
interfaces file on some debian list. man interfaces has a thorough
description of the contents of the file, and I recall reading it.
> The output of lspci is:
> 00:14.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation
> DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
Mine is identical.
> modprobe -v natsemi results in no response.
Neither do I.
> Excerpts from dmesg:
> natsemi.c:v1.07 1/9/2001 Written by Donald Becker <email@example.com>
> (unofficial 2.4.x kernel port, version 1.07+LK1.0.14, Nov 27, 2001
> Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder)
> eth0: NatSemi DP8381 at 0xc482a000, 00:40:f4:52:0f:24, IRQ 9.
> eth0: Transceiver status 0x7849 advertising 0x5e1.
> eth0: autonegotiation did not complete in 4000 usec.
Could this be a kernel issue? I am running 2.2, not 2.4?