Intel 82546GB and SuSe 8.0

Posted on 2005-05-03
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Last Modified: 2008-01-16
Hi all!

I've got a MAXDATA Platinum Server 1500 IR and some problems with the
Intel 82546GB 10/100/1000 Adapter under SuSE 8.0. I dont want to bond
the connection. I only want a normel 100 Mbit konfiguration. I got the newest driver
from the Intel page for Linux and installed it. During the bootprocess lo, eth0, eth1
are corectly marked with 'done', but it is impossible to get a ping or send one.
Do I have forgot somthing, or does anybody know the Problem?

Thank You thinking about it
Question by:ikuhlmann
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Assisted Solution

marxy earned 200 total points
ID: 13916991
Which driver did you download.
I assume that's sk98lin?
Then change the line in your /etc/modules.conf
alias eth0 sk98lin
options eth0 Autoneg_A=Off, Speed_A=100

Author Comment

ID: 13917067
I installed

Linux* Gigabit Adapter Base Driver [e1000-5.7.6.tar.gz] (131KB) 5.7.6 2/11/2005 Download
Linux* base driver for 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels for Intel® PRO/1000

In my /etc/modules.conf

do I have:

alias eth0 e1000
alias eth1 e1000

Expert Comment

ID: 13917602
where you connected your system?  to a switch/hub/ or another system?
I suspect the other end has auto negotiation problem.
give `tail -f /var/log/messages`
remove your cable and connect back
post here what you got in messages.


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Author Comment

ID: 13917855
The server is connected with a D-Link DI 624 hub with switch.

restarting with connection gives the messages:

iksqlserv kernel: isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
iksqlserv kernel: IPv6 v0.8 for NET 4.0
iksqlserv kernel: IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
iksqlserv modprobe: modprobe: Can´t locate module char-major-10-134
iksqlserv /etc/hotplug/net.agent[811]: No HW description found ... exciting
iksqlserv kernel: eth0: no IPv6 routers present
iksqlserv kernel: eth1: no IPv6 routers present

After disconnect and connecting cable the messages:

iksqlserv kernel: e1000: eth1: e1000_watchdog: NIC Link is Down
iksqlserv kernel: e1000: eth1: e1000_watchdog: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex



Expert Comment

ID: 13917887
please post  ifconfig command output

Author Comment

ID: 13918185
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:0C:4F:C5
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20:cff:fe4f:fec5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST  MULTICAST  MTU:1500  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:100
          RX bytes:0(0.0 Mb)  TX bytes:0(0.0 Mb)
         Base address:0xdc00 Memory:fcfe0000-fd000000

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:0C:4F:C4
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20:cff:fe4f:fec5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST  MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:94 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes: 9562 (9.3 kb)  TX bytes:0(304.0 b)
         Base address:0xdc00 Memory:fcfa0000-fcfc000000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1120 (1.0 kb)  TX bytes:1120 (1.0 kb)


Accepted Solution

joju earned 1800 total points
ID: 13918221
Your eth1 is connected to hub
ping might be sending packets from eth0.

try this

"ifdown eth0"
then ping any other system in network.

if it works .. change eth0's ip address to some other network


Author Comment

ID: 13918339
It works!
Thank You very mutch!
Greetings from Germany

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