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Suse64 ver9.2 nics configured, but cant get out

hi,  just installed 9.2 on a separate HD, and  yast says both the ether and wireless cards are "configured" but i still cant get out.   was ok with ver 9.0

the same machine works with XP (on diff HD), so cards and router feed ok.
also, how do i select which  nic  to use when both avail  ?     many thanks.  
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blklineCommented:
Post the results of the following commands  (run as route)

ifconfig

route -n
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wesly_chenCommented:
>  (run as route)
> ifconfig
> route -n
I believe there is typo

Run as root
# ifconfig -a
# route -rn

> how do i select which  nic  to use when both avail ?
After you post the result of commands above, then I can tell you.

Wesly
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rindiCommented:
Doesn't SuSE install a firewall? check its configuration.
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
yes youre right, the firewall was not set to let anything thru !
BUT, thats only half the problem.   the mobo seems to need its own
onboard-ether  linux driver.   ive found it on the mobo cd, and got it
onto floppy, but the instructions seem difficult.  
how am i supposed to "compile" it and install it into linux ?  
ive never used linux before.
i will run  ifconfig  as soon as back on that machine.     thanks  :)
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rindiCommented:
Id try without the other driver, first. Modern linux distros should have builtin support for most ethernet devices.
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
already tried with firewall open.
it did flickeringly get the router setup page,
but then dropped it.   cant get web pages

that mobo is Abit kv8pro  VIA ether controller
what is the procedure  rindi  for  "compiling" the driver ?
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
hi  blkline  and wesley  :)
im slowly getting used to linux,  here is the Konsole screen print:

marshalx@linux:~> /sbin/route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
link-local      *               255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 eth0
loopback        *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
default         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
marshalx@linux:~> /sbin/route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 eth0
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
marshalx@linux:~> sbin/route -rn
bash: sbin/route: No such file or directory
marshalx@linux:~> /sbin/route -rn
/sbin/route: invalid option -- r
Usage: route [-nNvee] [-FC] [<AF>]           List kernel routing tables
       route [-v] [-FC] {add|del|flush} ...  Modify routing table for AF.

       route {-h|--help} [<AF>]              Detailed usage syntax for specified AF.
       route {-V|--version}                  Display version/author and exit.

        -v, --verbose            be verbose
        -n, --numeric            don't resolve names
        -e, --extend             display other/more information
        -F, --fib                display Forwarding Information Base (default)
        -C, --cache              display routing cache instead of FIB

  <AF>=Use '-A <af>' or '--<af>'; default: inet
  List of possible address families (which support routing):
    inet (DARPA Internet) inet6 (IPv6) ax25 (AMPR AX.25)
    netrom (AMPR NET/ROM) ipx (Novell IPX) ddp (Appletalk DDP)
    x25 (CCITT X.25)
marshalx@linux:~> /sbin/ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:8D:5E:92:CE
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::250:8dff:fe5e:92ce/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4524 (4.4 Kb)  TX bytes:3798 (3.7 Kb)
          Interrupt:209 Base address:0xb000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:5261 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5261 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:555920 (542.8 Kb)  TX bytes:555920 (542.8 Kb)

marshalx@linux:~> /sbin/ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:8D:5E:92:CE
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::250:8dff:fe5e:92ce/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4524 (4.4 Kb)  TX bytes:3798 (3.7 Kb)
          Interrupt:209 Base address:0xb000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:5261 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5261 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:555920 (542.8 Kb)  TX bytes:555920 (542.8 Kb)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

marshalx@linux:~> /sbin/ifconfig -n
ifconfig: option `-n' not recognised.
ifconfig: `--help' gives usage information.
marshalx@linux:~>

i also did a  siga no -net   if thats any help ?      tia  :)
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wesly_chenCommented:
> it did flickeringly get the router setup page,
eth0 is ok from "ifconfig -a", so you can ping the router?
You can remove a useless route
(as root) # route delete -net 169.254.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0

> but then dropped it.   cant get web pages
Ok, please check your /etc/resolv.conf
-----
nameserver   xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx   <====DNS IP from your ISP (do "ipconfig /all" on a Windows PC to get DNS server IP)
---
and /etc/nsswitch.conf for the following entry
-----
hosts:    files dns    <==== make sure "dns"
-----
Then you should be able to ping www.yahoo.com

Wesly
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
hi wesly, thanks very much for your help  :)

ive been fiddling with linux this morning, and report the following
(1) ping router setup/gateway/dchp 192.168.1.1 and  DNS  194.168.4.100 both "unreachable"
(2) ping 192.168.1.101  ok  60ms.
(3) /sbin/route delete ....   said  "siodelrt not permitted"
(4) /etc/resolv.conf  shows both nameservers correctly  194.168.4/8.100
(5) /etc/nsswitch.conf  shows  hosts files LWRES dns,  and  networks files DNS.
(6) gateway and dhcp is  192.168.1.1
(7) yast /hard info /shows net cards (a) bcm4306 wlan  (b) vt6120 giga ether Abit  (driver active)
(8) yast /net services /routing - NO default gateway shown - and wont allow me to enter one ?
(9) yast /misc /load vendor driver says "cd data does not match linux"
(10) siga no -net  saved itself in  /tmp/siga/  but wont then let me open it ??
     since i am root, shouldnt i have access to all ?
(11) nis, ldap and kerberos "not configured yet" - do they matter ?                
                                                                                                       best wishes.
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wesly_chenCommented:
> (1) ping router setup/gateway/dchp 192.168.1.1 and  DNS  194.168.4.100 both "unreachable"
You can not ping the router is the main issue.
Can you take out Wireless card and try to ping router again?
If you have modem card, then take it out, too.
The IRQ assignment for PCI card have some issue with Linux. Take out the un-used PCI card when you have problem.

Do
# dmesg | grep err
to see if there is any error releted network. (post the result)

The other case is your router doesn't response "ping" on 192.168.1.1.

> (3) /sbin/route delete ....   said  "siodelrt not permitted"
Need to be "root". I've tested the command without problem.

> (5) /etc/nsswitch.conf  shows  hosts files LWRES dns,  and  networks files DNS.
Please change to "hosts:  files dns", take out "LWRES".

> (6) gateway and dhcp is  192.168.1.1
> (8) yast /net services /routing - NO default gateway shown - and wont allow me to enter one ?
You use DHCP, so default gateway is assigned by your DHCP server.

> (7) yast /hard info /shows net cards (a) bcm4306 wlan  (b) vt6120 giga ether Abit  (driver active)
Take out the wireless card for now.

> (11) nis, ldap and kerberos "not configured yet" - do they matter ?
Those are not related.

Wesly
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***ok wes, ive  taken out the  wireless card and the modem,
      and also done a "repair" installation - supposedly without ACPI.
      but how to check that acpi is disabled ?

      finally have got root control now,  but still cant  ping the router  192.168.1.1

      linux:~ # dmesg | grep err
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc =  0, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc = 1b, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc = 1e, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc =  0, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc = 1b, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc =  0, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc = 1b, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc =  0, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc = 1b, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc =  0, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: hdd: I/O error, pc = 1b, key =  2, asc = 3a, ascq =  0
powernow-k8: BIOS error - no PSB
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
linux:~ #

***took  LWRES  out of  /etc/nsswitch.conf    so  hosts: files dns
      also  /etc/sysconfig/sysctl   ip_forward = yes
      and the  /sbin/route delete -net 169.254.0.0  worked this time

      do you think the Abit  mobo needs a special driver ?
      ive got one on the Abit CD, but it apparently needs "compiling"

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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

> do you think the Abit  mobo needs a special driver ?
Is the NIC integrated on Abit motherboard?
Could you also do
# dmesg | grep -i eth0
# lsmod

Wesly
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***yes  NIC is part of  Abit KV8pro
      there is a linux driver on the mobo CD,
      a .tgz  containing 20 files, which ive unzipped into
      /tmp/   but the install.txt  says i have to "compile" them
      and move to  sysconfig,    but i dont know how to  "compile"  etc.
      will do the  dmesg -i  etc later today,   thanks wes.
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rindiCommented:
can you give us a listing of those files?
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
depend,  kcompat,  makefile,  velocity,  velocity_dbq,  velocity_mac,  velocity_mii,  velocity_proc,  velocity_vmns,  velocity_wol,  vmns_drv,  depend.mak,  linux,  velocity_cfg, velocity_desc,  velocity_main,  velocity_proc_C,  velocity_stats, velocity_vmns_H,  velocity_wol_H

18 of them seem to be text or script files type "C" or "H" whatever that means.
only MAKEFILE  looks like it might do something,   will it automatically compile itself into  sysconfig  ?

is it really this much trouble just to get a driver into linux ?  or am i doing it wrong ?
how do you normally put drivers in ?   the mobo  cd is rejected as "non-linux data".
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rindiCommented:
do the following in the directory where you have those files from a shell:

make
make install

Then post the new files you get.
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
hi  wes & rindi;    heres the latest on that linux
(1)  dmesg | grep -i eth0   showed via "velocity" chip 00.50.8d.5e.92.ce   100mps full duplex  no ipv6
(2)hwinfo --network_ctrl    showed  driver = "via-velocity"  status ACTIVE  -   looks like the driver is ok ?
    [ so i havent done the  make / make install ]

(3)dhclient_modify_resolv_conf = yes
(4)ip_dynip = yes
(5)ip_forward = yes

(6)169.254.0.0  reappeared after i deleted it ?
(7) ping 192.168.1.101  ok
(8) ping 192.168.1.1  "unreachable"

(9)etc/resolv.conf   dns 194.168.4/8.100  both shown ok
(10)lsmod follows:    does anything make sense yet ?        many thanks  :)


linux:~ # dmesg | grep -i eth0
eth0: VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
eth0: Ethernet Address: 00:50:8D:5E:92:CE
eth0: Link autonegation speed 100M bps full duplex
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
linux:~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
floppy                 63728  0
usbserial              32240  0
parport_pc             41024  1
lp                     12136  0
parport                45068  2 parport_pc,lp
freq_table              5000  0
edd                    11344  0
processor              29628  0
snd_pcm_oss            63912  0
snd_mixer_oss          21120  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_midi           10816  0
snd_emu10k1_synth       9088  0
snd_emux_synth         42240  1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi         8192  1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_event      9088  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_virmidi
snd_seq_midi_emul       9728  1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq                60864  5 snd_seq_midi,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi_emul
snd_ioctl32            18432  0
snd_via82xx            30180  0
snd_mpu401_uart         8576  1 snd_via82xx
snd_emu10k1            95144  1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_rawmidi            27812  4 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_emu10k1
snd_seq_device         10128  6 snd_seq_midi,snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec         81952  2 snd_via82xx,snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm               110220  5 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ioctl32,snd_via82xx,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              26632  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         11664  3 snd_via82xx,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            6016  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep              10888  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd                    67336  20 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq,snd_ioctl32,snd_via82xx,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_util_mem,snd_hwdep
soundcore              10912  1 snd
ipv6                  264096  15
joydev                 11264  0
af_packet              23692  2
sg                     40248  0
st                     40612  0
sr_mod                 18084  0
usb_storage            69184  0
usblp                  13952  0
ehci_hcd               30852  0
uhci_hcd               31776  0
ohci1394               33796  0
ieee1394              117592  1 ohci1394
emu10k1_gp              4480  0
gameport                4992  2 snd_via82xx,emu10k1_gp
evdev                  10752  0
subfs                   8960  2
nls_utf8                2560  4
ntfs                   90496  4
dm_mod                 58840  0
usbcore               122368  7 usbserial,usb_storage,usblp,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
via_velocity           33696  0
crc_ccitt               2560  1 via_velocity
reiserfs              244848  1
sata_via                8836  0
libata                 46856  1 sata_via
sd_mod                 18072  0
scsi_mod              130560  6 sg,st,sr_mod,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
linux:~ #

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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***theres one bit of odd behaviour :
      when konqueror first tries to open the router setup page  192.168.1.1
      it actually got it  !        so i put in the password for the router
      but then after a long time (1 minute) it then said  error and gave up.
      cant get yahoo  at all.

      seems to be very sluggish.   how could it have got the router password page ?
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wesly_chenCommented:
> (7) ping 192.168.1.101  ok
> (8) ping 192.168.1.1  "unreachable"
It sounds like network connection still not up.
Could you provide "ifconfig eth0"?
Besides, change the network cable and network switch port. Do you see the switch port blinking when you do "ping 192.168.1.1"?

Wesly
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***that same machine running XP *does* work,
      so that means the mobo/ether/cable/router are ok.

      yes the switch does blink, but it does most of the time,
      so dont know it was responding to ping.

***maybe i didnt read the ping results properly:
      ping 192.168.1.1  sent one stream in 1.2ms - so supposedly ok,
      or it wouldnt say 1.2ms ?    but then it paused for a long time
      and switched itself to   ping  192.168.1.101  repeatedly "unreachable"
   

linux:~ # ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:8D:5E:92:CE
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::250:8dff:fe5e:92ce/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:7868 (7.6 Kb)  TX bytes:5343 (5.2 Kb)
          Interrupt:169 Base address:0xac00

linux:~ #












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wesly_chenCommented:
Do you have modem on that machine? If yes, then can you pull out since Linux kernel doesn't handle well IRQ with modem?

Wesly
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***modem and wlan card already took out - like you advised last time.
      also when i did a "repair" installation, it gave option "without ACPI",
      so i did that one,  since i heard acpi interferes with  irqs somehow.
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wesly_chenCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Linux_Setup/Q_21256869.html
**marshalx
SUSE9.2  not liking the LAN chip on the ABIT kv8pro.  
so ive changed the whole mobo to MSI  k8tneo, and suse now gets thru eth0  ok.

The Kv8pro mobo has Gigabit NIC chip onboard. It probably needs the special Linux driver.

You can close this question and ask for a point refund.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Wesly
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***still not clear WHICH special driver it needs.
      the VIAarena site seems to suggest the "southbridge (vt 8237) needs enabling" on the ABIT kv8pro,
      but then offers a LINUX file containing a seemingly old /irrelevant "via RHINE driver"
      And anyway the LAN chip is a vt 6122,   so are they saying the vt 8237 needs a driver AS WELL ?

      the MSI k8tneo  uses the same vt 8237   but a DIFFERENT  "Realtek 8110s LAN chip" (which  suse gets thru)
     

***dont need a refund Wesly :)   you did a lot to help !
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marshalxAuthor Commented:
***great news Wesly ive found a brilliantly simple solution :
   i chucked in an old Realtek PCI 10$ card and deleted the ABIT onboard eth0
   and now look whats happened - im talking to you on suse64 :)

   this question had better be closed now, and very many thanks for your assistances.

   how can i award you the points despite we still didnt solve the problem directly ?
   (in other words which "accepted answer" should i click ?)
   
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   Do whatever you like.

   I suspect it is the driver issue or IRQ issue which Linux is not that smart than Windows.

Wesly
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