[PLUG] Network issues
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:  Power Management version 2
> Capabilities:  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.
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