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  1. Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    I've just put together a new system with an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, 4G
    DDR2 800 and a Core2 E6700. I've installed 64 bit Fedora Core 6 on the
    box. I haven't been able to get the on board Realtek Gigabit MACs to work.
    I tried a 2.6.19.1 kernel but it wouldn't boot so I went back to the
    latest FC6 kernel, 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6, and installed the drivers from the
    Realtek site. With the Realtek drivers FC6 recognizes the cards and I was
    able to configure them, however when I bring the links up I can't ping
    anything. Currently I'm using a Dlink PCI gigabit card that I had laying
    around.

    Has anyone gotten these controllers to work with 64 bit Linux?

  2. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    IlSat, 16 Dec 2006 15:34:03 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:

    > I've just put together a new system with an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, 4G
    > DDR2 800 and a Core2 E6700. I've installed 64 bit Fedora Core 6 on the
    > box. I haven't been able to get the on board Realtek Gigabit MACs to work.

    The r1000 driver?

  3. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 15:39:11 +0000, Q wrote:

    > IlSat, 16 Dec 2006 15:34:03 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:
    >
    >> I've just put together a new system with an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, 4G
    >> DDR2 800 and a Core2 E6700. I've installed 64 bit Fedora Core 6 on the
    >> box. I haven't been able to get the on board Realtek Gigabit MACs to work.

    > The r1000 driver?


    Yes, the r1000 driver.

  4. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    IlSat, 16 Dec 2006 17:11:15 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:

    >>> I've just put together a new system with an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, 4G
    >>> DDR2 800 and a Core2 E6700. I've installed 64 bit Fedora Core 6 on the
    >>> box. I haven't been able to get the on board Realtek Gigabit MACs to work.

    >> The r1000 driver?

    >
    > Yes, the r1000 driver.

    Here r1000_v1.05.tgz works flawlessly under 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 , x86_64.

    It's a different motherboart, still it has a realtek gigabit pci-e:
    lspci
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI E
    xpress Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

    Check the exact number/name of your controller.


  5. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:02:20 +0000, Q wrote:

    > IlSat, 16 Dec 2006 17:11:15 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:
    >
    >>>> I've just put together a new system with an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, 4G
    >>>> DDR2 800 and a Core2 E6700. I've installed 64 bit Fedora Core 6 on the
    >>>> box. I haven't been able to get the on board Realtek Gigabit MACs to work.
    >>> The r1000 driver?

    >>
    >> Yes, the r1000 driver.

    > Here r1000_v1.05.tgz works flawlessly under 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 , x86_64.
    >
    > It's a different motherboart, still it has a realtek gigabit pci-e:
    > lspci
    > 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI E
    > xpress Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    >
    > Check the exact number/name of your controller.

    I have the same controller as you,

    Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI
    Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

  6. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    IlSun, 17 Dec 2006 01:43:10 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:


    >> It's a different motherboart, still it has a realtek gigabit pci-e:
    >> lspci
    >> 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI E
    >> xpress Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    >>
    >> Check the exact number/name of your controller.

    > I have the same controller as you,
    >
    > Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI
    > Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

    Hm. System messages? Is the cable OK? Is the interface enabled in the bios?
    Is DNS OK?


  7. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 14:08:23 +0000, Q wrote:

    > IlSun, 17 Dec 2006 01:43:10 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:
    >
    >
    >>> It's a different motherboart, still it has a realtek gigabit pci-e:
    >>> lspci
    >>> 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI E
    >>> xpress Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    >>>
    >>> Check the exact number/name of your controller.

    >> I have the same controller as you,
    >>
    >> Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI
    >> Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

    > Hm. System messages? Is the cable OK? Is the interface enabled in the bios?
    > Is DNS OK?


    The same cable is working fine with the Dlink card and the interfaces are
    enabled in the BIOS. I'm now trying to build a 2.6.19.1 kernel, my first
    couple of attempts haven't worked, the kernel panics on boot.

    I'm now trying to build it with the .config file file from the testing
    version of the FC6 2.6.19 kernel, I was using the .config from the FC6
    2.6.18 kernel before.

  8. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 15:34:03 +0000, General Schvantzkoph wrote:

    > I've just put together a new system with an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard, 4G
    > DDR2 800 and a Core2 E6700. I've installed 64 bit Fedora Core 6 on the
    > box. I haven't been able to get the on board Realtek Gigabit MACs to work.
    > I tried a 2.6.19.1 kernel but it wouldn't boot so I went back to the
    > latest FC6 kernel, 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6, and installed the drivers from the
    > Realtek site. With the Realtek drivers FC6 recognizes the cards and I was
    > able to configure them, however when I bring the links up I can't ping
    > anything. Currently I'm using a Dlink PCI gigabit card that I had laying
    > around.
    >
    > Has anyone gotten these controllers to work with 64 bit Linux?


    The Realtek MACs work fine with the 2.6.19.1 kernel. To build the 2.6.19.1
    kernel I started with the .config file for 2.6.19-1.2877.fc7-x86_64, using
    the .config for 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-x86_64 doesn't work, it yields and
    unbootable kernel.

  9. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    IlSun, 17 Dec 2006 18:54:19 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:


    > The Realtek MACs work fine with the 2.6.19.1 kernel. To build the 2.6.19.1
    > kernel I started with the .config file for 2.6.19-1.2877.fc7-x86_64, using
    > the .config for 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-x86_64 doesn't work, it yields and
    > unbootable kernel.


    You just build the r1000 module alone, no need to recompile the kernel.
    Why it doesn't work with fc6 kernel? It makes no sense.

    You need:

    The kernel
    kernel-devel
    kernel-headers

    and modprobe r1000 afterwards.

  10. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 20:33:45 +0000, Q wrote:

    > IlSun, 17 Dec 2006 18:54:19 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:
    >
    >
    >> The Realtek MACs work fine with the 2.6.19.1 kernel. To build the 2.6.19.1
    >> kernel I started with the .config file for 2.6.19-1.2877.fc7-x86_64, using
    >> the .config for 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-x86_64 doesn't work, it yields and
    >> unbootable kernel.

    >
    > You just build the r1000 module alone, no need to recompile the kernel.
    > Why it doesn't work with fc6 kernel? It makes no sense.
    >
    > You need:
    >
    > The kernel
    > kernel-devel
    > kernel-headers
    >
    > and modprobe r1000 afterwards.


    I did all that, it didn't work. However the 2.6.19.1 and 2.6.20rc1 kernels
    are working fine.

    On a separate subject, what are you getting for scaling frequencies? I'm
    getting 1000000 800000 600000 which is wrong. The scaling frequencies are
    in

    /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies

  11. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    IlSun, 17 Dec 2006 20:45:32 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:


    >> You just build the r1000 module alone, no need to recompile the kernel.
    >> Why it doesn't work with fc6 kernel? It makes no sense.
    >>
    >> You need:
    >>
    >> The kernel
    >> kernel-devel
    >> kernel-headers
    >>
    >> and modprobe r1000 afterwards.

    >
    > I did all that, it didn't work. However the 2.6.19.1 and 2.6.20rc1 kernels
    > are working fine.
    >

    Crazy. Look here:
    2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 #1 SMP Fri Nov 10 12:34:46 EST 2006
    x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    cd r1000_v1.05
    make
    .....
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/in/Hardware/Asrock/1/r1000_v1.05/src'
    make -C src/ install
    make[1]: Entering directory `/in/Hardware/Asrock/1/r1000_v1.05/src'
    install -m 644 -c r1000.ko /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/kernel/drivers/net/
    install: cannot create regular file `/lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/kernel
    /drivers/net/r1000.ko': Permission denied
    make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
    Of course, as I'm not root. The module is created and works.

    Are you sure gcc version is the same one used for the kernel?
    gcc version 4.1.1 20061011 (Red Hat 4.1.1-30)


    > On a separate subject, what are you getting for scaling frequencies? I'm
    > getting 1000000 800000 600000 which is wrong. The scaling frequencies are
    > in
    >
    > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies


    cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
    2394000 1596000
    which looks correct. Cpu E6600, mb Intel badaxe.


  12. Re: Abit AB9 Pro ethernet doesn't work on FC6

    On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 21:27:27 +0000, Q wrote:

    > IlSun, 17 Dec 2006 20:45:32 +0000, General Schvantzkoph ha scritto:
    >
    >
    >>> You just build the r1000 module alone, no need to recompile the kernel.
    >>> Why it doesn't work with fc6 kernel? It makes no sense.
    >>>
    >>> You need:
    >>>
    >>> The kernel
    >>> kernel-devel
    >>> kernel-headers
    >>>
    >>> and modprobe r1000 afterwards.

    >>
    >> I did all that, it didn't work. However the 2.6.19.1 and 2.6.20rc1 kernels
    >> are working fine.
    >>

    > Crazy. Look here:
    > 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 #1 SMP Fri Nov 10 12:34:46 EST 2006
    > x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    >
    > cd r1000_v1.05
    > make
    > ....
    > make[1]: Leaving directory `/in/Hardware/Asrock/1/r1000_v1.05/src'
    > make -C src/ install
    > make[1]: Entering directory `/in/Hardware/Asrock/1/r1000_v1.05/src'
    > install -m 644 -c r1000.ko /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/kernel/drivers/net/
    > install: cannot create regular file `/lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/kernel
    > /drivers/net/r1000.ko': Permission denied
    > make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
    > Of course, as I'm not root. The module is created and works.
    >
    > Are you sure gcc version is the same one used for the kernel?
    > gcc version 4.1.1 20061011 (Red Hat 4.1.1-30)


    I did all that. Doesn't really matter now, it's in the 2.6.19 and higher
    kernels so it's no non-issue for the future.

    >
    >> On a separate subject, what are you getting for scaling frequencies?
    >> I'm getting 1000000 800000 600000 which is wrong. The scaling
    >> frequencies are in
    >>
    >> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies

    >
    > cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
    > 2394000 1596000
    > which looks correct. Cpu E6600, mb Intel badaxe.


    Sounds like it's an Abit problem. Lm-sensors isn't working either.

  13. FC 6 and NVIDIA 7300GT

    Hi:

    Recently installed Redhat FC 6 Zod and when I
    go to boot, it starts to load up to X System,
    then the monitor goes off completely, never
    to return. There is HD activity, just no
    display. Windows works fine, just Redhat. It
    even recognized my card by name on install,
    just that I never saw a screen for setting
    resolution during install. If I did, I would
    have set it at a lower resolution if
    possible. (Usually do 1024 X 768).
    I went into BIOS, nothing there worked.

    Any other people try this version of Linux
    with NVIDIA?

    Card: GeForce 7300GT
    Motherboard M2NE (Asus)


    I have tried:

    1. Downloading from rpm.livna.org
    2. Different PC with different NVidia card
    3. Adding "Modes" to xorg.conf

    As much as I had heard about to try.


    Thanks So Much,
    Zukester

  14. Re: FC 6 and NVIDIA 7300GT

    Zukester wrote:

    > Hi:
    >
    > Recently installed Redhat FC 6 Zod and when I
    > go to boot, it starts to load up to X System,
    > then the monitor goes off completely, never
    > to return. There is HD activity, just no
    > display. Windows works fine, just Redhat. It
    > even recognized my card by name on install,
    > just that I never saw a screen for setting
    > resolution during install. If I did, I would
    > have set it at a lower resolution if
    > possible. (Usually do 1024 X 768).
    > I went into BIOS, nothing there worked.
    >
    > Any other people try this version of Linux
    > with NVIDIA?
    >
    > Card: GeForce 7300GT
    > Motherboard M2NE (Asus)
    >
    >
    > I have tried:
    >
    > 1. Downloading from rpm.livna.org
    > 2. Different PC with different NVidia card
    > 3. Adding "Modes" to xorg.conf
    >
    > As much as I had heard about to try.
    >
    >
    > Thanks So Much,
    > Zukester


    Hi Zukester,

    You really should have started a new thread, but anyway...

    I too have an ASUS M2N-E that mostly works. 8-( One of the
    problems is that sometimes the screen suddenly goes blank.
    Try switching to a virtual console then back to X (Ctrl-Alt-F1
    then Ctrl-Alt-F7).

    I'm using Mandriva 2007 and an ATI 9250 PCI video card.

    Other things to investigate are; which BIOS version are
    you using? The latest is 0502. ASUS do not claim any
    stability improvements, but I suspect that there are some.
    Are you using memory from the Qualified Vendors List? It
    seems that a lot of DDR2 memory does not actually comply
    with DDR2 standards. In particular DDR2 memory should only
    need 1.8 Volts. I'm sure that someone will correct me if
    I am wrong. ;-) The M2N-E can increase vdimm to 1.95 Volts
    which is not enough for some "DDR2" memory. It is possible
    to do a hardware mod to increase vdimm, if you are really
    keen. I have a dual core processor, but it seems more
    stable on a kernel compiled without SMP support. Try adding
    append="noacpi pci=routeirq"
    to /etc/lilo.conf (and rerunning lilo). It improves things
    for me.

    Do you know your way around /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

    This is not really a RedHat question. Follow ups set to
    comp.os.linux.hardware.


    --
    sig goes here...
    Peter D.

  15. Re: FC 6 and NVIDIA 7300GT

    NVIDIA card sucks..



    "Zukester" wrote in message
    news:Mnkih.3757$vp5.369@newsfe06.lga...
    > Hi:
    >
    > Recently installed Redhat FC 6 Zod and when I go to boot, it starts to
    > load up to X System,
    > then the monitor goes off completely, never
    > to return. There is HD activity, just no
    > display. Windows works fine, just Redhat. It
    > even recognized my card by name on install,
    > just that I never saw a screen for setting
    > resolution during install. If I did, I would
    > have set it at a lower resolution if possible. (Usually do 1024 X 768).
    > I went into BIOS, nothing there worked.
    >
    > Any other people try this version of Linux with NVIDIA?
    >
    > Card: GeForce 7300GT
    > Motherboard M2NE (Asus)
    >
    >
    > I have tried:
    >
    > 1. Downloading from rpm.livna.org
    > 2. Different PC with different NVidia card
    > 3. Adding "Modes" to xorg.conf
    >
    > As much as I had heard about to try.
    >
    >
    > Thanks So Much,
    > Zukester



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