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#1 OFFLINE   momba

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 09:28 AM

HiI had installed Mepis on my machine (mainly because that is the one that got installed without any hitches).I actually wanted to install debian on my machine since it is the base version and stable one. Mepis is in testing/unstable stage.When I try to install Debian it says 'no Ethernet cards was detected'. I am using a brand new laptop from hp. How could I check what is the network card from Mepis using some commands or tools so that I could try using that card during the debian installtion.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 09:41 AM

HiI tried dmesg|grep eth0eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95751M) rev 4101 PHY(5750)] (PCI Express) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:14:38:1d:5e:5aeth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[0] Split[0] WireSpeed[1] TSOcap[1]eth0: dma_rwctrl[76180000]tg3: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.tg3: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX.would this be the correct cardPlease help

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:15 AM

Hi mombaYep that is the card indeed . . . . but if you want to know what driver it uses and has to be loaded in Debian . . . try this:
# lsmod | grep mii
Next you want to see if Debian has that module, you do ( in Debian ):
# modprobe <the_driver_found_above>
If that returns empty ( so no error message ) then the driver is loaded ;):hmm: Bruno

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:31 AM

Bruno2 probs.1) None of the names in the cards are listed during debian installtion.2) lsmod|grep mii returned nothingI am kind of struck to find out what the card driver I need to select there.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:40 PM

Hi MombaCan you boot Mepis and show us
# lsmod
So we can find the driver your card is using ?:hmm: Bruno

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:29 AM

BrunoThe delay in reply due to the time zone. Time now here is 9.30AM.This is the result$ lsmodModule                  Size  Used byfglrx                 417888  7binfmt_misc             8200  1parport_pc             32580  1lp                      8776  0parport                27720  2 parport_pc,lprfcomm                 29080  0l2cap                  18692  5 rfcommipt_limit               1920  2ipt_state               1536  66ipt_LOG                 5248  2ipt_REJECT              3968  2ip_conntrack_ftp        5872  0ip_conntrack_irc        4976  0ip_conntrack           41260  3 ipt_state,ip_conntrack_ftp,ip_conntrack_ircnfnetlink               4632  1 ip_conntrackiptable_filter          2304  1ip_tables              16640  5 ipt_limit,ipt_state,ipt_LOG,ipt_REJECT,iptable_filterntfs                  184080  0ndiswrapper           141456  0button                  5008  0battery                 7684  0ac                      3460  0dm_mod                 43704  0md_mod                 53972  0sworks_agp              6688  0amd_k7_agp              6156  0ali_agp                 4864  0sis_agp                 5892  0sbp2                   19204  08250_pci               16640  08250                   16020  1 8250_pciserial_core            15616  1 8250ati_agp                 5900  0hci_usb                12308  2bluetooth              35684  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usbsnd_intel8x0           25756  1snd_intel8x0m          12940  6joydev                  7232  0snd_ac97_codec         79264  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0msnd_ac97_bus            1920  1 snd_ac97_codecevdev                   6912  0snd_pcm_oss            41504  0snd_mixer_oss          14464  1 snd_pcm_ossohci1394               27316  0nvidia_agp              5532  0snd_pcm                68360  6 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_ossserio_raw               5252  0yenta_socket           21516  1rsrc_nonstatic          9856  1 yenta_socketsnd_timer              18308  1 snd_pcmipw2200               157760  0ieee80211              26184  1 ipw2200ieee80211_crypt         4740  1 ieee80211pcmcia                 28196  0pcmcia_core            31376  3 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic,pcmciasnd                    41572  19 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timervia_agp                 7424  0intel_agp              17820  1soundcore               7008  1 sndagpgart                25160  9 fglrx,sworks_agp,amd_k7_agp,ali_agp,sis_agp,ati_agp,nvidia_agp,via_agp,intel_agpsnd_page_alloc          7560  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcmusbhid                 29536  0tg3                    85508  0uhci_hcd               26128  0thermal                10888  0processor              20160  1 thermalfan                     3460  0sg                     29088  0usb_storage            61632  0

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:38 AM

Hi MombaI think this is the wireless driver: ipw2200from this section:

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ipw2200 157760 0ieee80211 26184 1 ipw2200ieee80211_crypt 4740 1 ieee80211
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:31 AM

BrunoSorry I did not get u fully.What should I give when the installation says that no Ethernet cards was detected and gives me a list to select, which driver should ideally go with this in this case also it expects the IRQ number and all to be supplied, how should I handle that.Sorry if I am too lame:(Momba

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:49 AM

The only available entry I thought was relevent in the installtion list was thiswavelan_cs: Lucent WaveLAN/IEEEE + compatibles 802.11but when I select it, it still shows the same screen telling..No Ethernet card detected. If you know the name of the driver needed by your Ethernet card, you can select it from the list.Any guess

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:51 AM

Hi MombaWell depending on what you use, the wireless or the pcmcia you finish the install of Dedian, then load the driver with "modprobe <driver>" and next follow the instructions here: http://forums.scotsn...=14&t=503&st=92 ( the part after "loading the driver" )Also the last part is a bit different because Debian does not have a /etc/modules.conf . . . . but a /etc/modules . . there you only put the name of the driver you loaded with "modprobe" above.B) Bruno

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:59 AM

BrunoI can see three HP related entries in the listhp: HP PC-LAN ISA Ethernethp-plus: HP PCLAN/Plus Ethernethp100: HP 100VG-Anylan Network AdapterI tried all of them. The first two asked for additional parameters for i/o ports and IRQ numbersI had no clue what to give.:(BrunoThe installation is not finsihing without selecting the Ethernet card. The installtion is stalled there and gives me a list to select, the top option is 'no ehternet card' I do not want to select them, cause then I would not have a network connection. Or so I thoughtDo u think I should select no ethernet card now and configure it later

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:03 AM

View Postmomba, on Jan 29 2006, 10:59 AM, said:

Do u think I should select no ethernet card now and configure it later
Yep . . that is indeed what I am suggesting . .  B) . . .  with loading the drive manually ( modprobe ) you can start the network too . . . and if really needed: most of the settings can be copied over from Mepis ( because Mepis is Debian based ).:thumbsup: Bruno

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 07:56 AM

BrunoOk Now the base installation is completed without the ethernet. How should I proceeddont i now need to know the correct module name to manually load the driver, wont that take me back to sqare one:)

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:19 PM

Actually it is pretty simple Momba . . . You have the list of modules from Mepis . . . now compare that to the list that you get in Debian when you do
# lsmod
And just load ALL the  relevant ones that are not loaded in Debian but are loaded in Mepis and use "modprobe" to load them. ( maybe it are the pcmcia ones if you use the pcmcia card to connect to ethernet. )After you have loaded the driver . . . then simply run
# network-admin
and hopefully the eth0 will already be listed and loaded . . . . next you only have to tell it you want to use DHCP and you are ready ;)B) Bruno

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:32 AM

BrunoI pretty much got the network up. What I did was to download the driver from the net and installed it.I then manually assigned an ip to the card using this commandifconfig eth0 ipaddess netmask maskaddress.I could now ping the local lan. Your suggestion on the command of network-admin showed that command not found.I now cannot connect to the net to download the packages since it does not ping outer addresses. How could I configure to use dhcp.:DMomba

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:16 PM

Have you tried typing dhcp in the command line?  Any one of these might do it:
# ifconfig eth0 up# dhclient eth0# dhcpcd eth0

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:10 PM

View Postmomba, on Jan 30 2006, 03:32 PM, said:

Your suggestion on the command of network-admin showed that command not found.
??? . . . . On my Debian the command does exist ( it is a typical "debian-command" )  . . . are you sure you did "su" first ??:thumbsup: Bruno

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 03:43 AM

JuliaThanks dhclient command helped to get to dhcp.I was able to connect to net and used dselect to install packages. Well I waded thru a huge list and selected things I thought I need for my learning. I selected most of the things related to kde but I am still unable to enter into xwindows. I am still working on the shell prompt.I do not know how to boot to the xwindows environment.Also when I reboot the system all my setting fall back, I need to again give the ip and associate it to dhcp and all. I am sure there would be other ways. But I like to do it the hard way, so I am happy but.I had learned so many things from you poeple. Thanks Bruno, Thanks Julia.:DNow would you be kind enough to guide me on how to enable windows on my box.ThahirBruno - Yes I was acting as 'su' and No I did not have network-admin installed, infact even after installing all the major components I do not find it

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:44 AM

Hi mombaGlad it is all fixed now !!! . . . . .  :whistling:  :P For the X environement . . . did you try "startx" ??Just for the record: is this Debian Sarge ??:D Bruno

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:47 AM

Glad that worked for you.  I don't run Debian so that was a stab in the dark.  I pulled it from my research on wireless.  Am I correct that you are not configuring wireless but your ethernet?  I suspect that this command will have to be loaded into one of your load modules to run when loading each time.  I will have to think about this one unless Bruno knows it off the top of his head.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 02:02 PM

View Postteacher, on Jan 31 2006, 11:47 AM, said:

I will have to think about this one unless Bruno knows it off the top of his head.
Yep  . . for Debian you add the line at the bottom of the file: /etc/rc.boot;):whistling: Bruno




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