Network card - sis190 driver and YAST2 - Suse

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  1. Network card - sis190 driver and YAST2

    I've just installed openSUSE 10.3 on a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo notebook and
    everthing is fine except for the network (LAN and WLAN). When I try to
    configure these YAST2 tells me "unable to configure network card because
    kernel device is not present" twice.
    YAST2 -> Hardware -> Hardware Information shows a gigabit ethernet adapter
    with an active sis190 driver and also an Atheros 802.11 b/g wireless PCI
    express adapter (no mention of a driver).
    lsmod shows that the sis190 module is actually loaded. I don't know what the
    Atheros driver should be.

    Wireless is not so important at the moment, but does anyone have a
    suggestion for how I get the wired NIC up and running?

    --
    Les


  2. Re: Network card - sis190 driver and YAST2

    Leslie Danks wrote:

    > I've just installed openSUSE 10.3 on a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo notebook
    > and everthing is fine except for the network (LAN and WLAN). When I try to
    > configure these YAST2 tells me "unable to configure network card because
    > kernel device is not present" twice.
    > YAST2 -> Hardware -> Hardware Information shows a gigabit ethernet adapter
    > with an active sis190 driver and also an Atheros 802.11 b/g wireless PCI
    > express adapter (no mention of a driver).
    > lsmod shows that the sis190 module is actually loaded. I don't know what
    > the Atheros driver should be.
    >
    > Wireless is not so important at the moment, but does anyone have a
    > suggestion for how I get the wired NIC up and running?
    >


    Further to the above, /vaar/log/boot.msg contains the following two lines:

    sis190 Gigabit Ethernet driver 1.2 loaded
    sis190: probe of 0000:00:04.0 failed with error -5

    Any thoughts?

    --
    Les


  3. Re: Network card - sis190 driver and YAST2

    Leslie Danks wrote:
    > I've just installed openSUSE 10.3 on a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo notebook and
    > everthing is fine except for the network (LAN and WLAN). When I try to
    > configure these YAST2 tells me "unable to configure network card because
    > kernel device is not present" twice.
    > YAST2 -> Hardware -> Hardware Information shows a gigabit ethernet adapter
    > with an active sis190 driver and also an Atheros 802.11 b/g wireless PCI
    > express adapter (no mention of a driver).
    > lsmod shows that the sis190 module is actually loaded. I don't know what the
    > Atheros driver should be.
    >
    > Wireless is not so important at the moment, but does anyone have a
    > suggestion for how I get the wired NIC up and running?


    Can't offer much help but I can confirm that I have a sis190 running
    fine with OpenSUSE 10.3. Are you cold-booting the machine (i.e. not warm
    booting from a Windows installation)?

    --
    Stephen Chadfield

  4. Re: Network card - sis190 driver and YAST2

    Stephen Chadfield wrote:

    > Can't offer much help but I can confirm that I have a sis190 running
    > fine with OpenSUSE 10.3. Are you cold-booting the machine (i.e. not warm
    > booting from a Windows installation)?


    There's just openSuse 10.3 on the machine.

    --
    Les

  5. Re: Network card - sis190 driver and YAST2

    Hello,

    I have exactly the same problem with suse 10.3..
    ---------------------------------------------------
    linux-pmz9:/home/user # lspci -nn | grep net
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller [Class 0200]: Silicon Integrated Systems
    [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1039:0191] (rev 02)

    linux-pmz9:/home/user # lsmod | grep -i "sis"
    sis190 38788 0
    mii 22528 1 sis190
    sata_sis 26756 4
    pata_sis 33540 1 sata_sis
    libata 164096 2 sata_sis,pata_sis

    linux-pmz9:/home/user # dmesg | grep -i "00:04.0"
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
    0000:00:04.0: Read MAC address from APC.
    0000:00:04.0: Can not find ISA bridge.
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:04.0 disabled
    sis190: probe of 0000:00:04.0 failed with error -5
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
    0000:00:04.0: Read MAC address from APC.
    0000:00:04.0: Can not find ISA bridge.
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:04.0 disabled
    sis190: probe of 0000:00:04.0 failed with error -5
    ---------------

    I don't have any idea how to get rid of these errors..

    From suse webpages I found a rather cryptic comment..
    ------------------------------------
    The SIS190 driver in 10.3 does not work. There is a different driver on
    the SIS website for 2.6.9, but this does not even compile due to
    MODULE_PARM issues."
    ------------------------------------

    Is there anyone who knows how to fix this?

    Regards,

    Sampsa

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