[PLUG] Network issues

Steve D... blitters at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 06:50:57 PST 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Denis Heidtmann
<denis.heidtmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had previously posted this:
> 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200]
> Ethernet (rev a2)
>        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82f2
>        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 2300
>        Memory at fcf7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
>        I/O ports at c880 [size=8]
>        Memory at fcf7f400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
>        Memory at fcf7f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
>        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
>        Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/4 Enable+
>        Capabilities: [6c] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
>        Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
>        Kernel modules: forcedeth
> This tells me the driver name.  It is not clear to me what to do with
> this information.

  It sounds like you may have a flaky kernel module for that ethernet
chip.  The command "modinfo forcedeth" will show you the module
version.  You can check if the motherboard or chipset manufacture has
a more recent module available.  You will probably need to install the
kernel source code and software build tools to compile the new module.

  I had a similar problem with the Intel e1000 driver for a couple
years.  The kernel module wouldn't work on my motherboard for some
reason.  I had a 3com PCI ethernet card in that chassis until Intel
provided some better code.

Steve D...

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