Sharing LNE100TX blues...
billygotee at operamail.com
Sun Mar 18 21:19:06 PST 2001
I've been battling with my LNE100TX v4 NIC for the past 3 days. I see its a common problem with most Linux folks that have bought it, but since I've read lots of posts claiming success, I have faith that I'm doing something wrong.
For all obvious reasons, the NIC isn't there. Be aware, it works fine when I boot into Windows ME, so the card is plugged in securely. I tried to use the netdrivers.tgz that was included on the installation disk for Linux users. The files unzipped correctly, but only a few compiled. I wont go into extensive detail about that, because most posts suggested compiling the updated tulip.c driver at Becker's site. Therefore, I downloaded the latest tulip.c, pci-scan.c, pci-scan.h, and kern_compat.h, ran DOS2UNIX on them and then placed them all in the /usr/src/modules directory. The compile command gave me fits because it is different for Mandrake 7.2, but I finally came up with the following:
# gcc -I/usr/src/linux-2.2.17/include -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c /usr/src/modules/tulip.c
# gcc -I/usr/src/linux-2.2.17/include -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -DEXPORT_SYMTAB -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c /usr/src/modules/pci-scan.c
They both returned the compiled tulip.o and pci-scan.o files, but both times I received an assembling error in modprob.c. I'm not sure if this matters--it seems like it would. :-) Anyway I ran insmod on both of the compiled files. pci-scan.o installed correctly, but when I tried to install tulip.o, it returned 'tulip is busy' or something to that effect. It seems like I read a few posts where people fixed this problem by changing the slot that the card was in. Anyway, I changed the card to the slot directly below it, but still no cigar. Of course, Windows ME still works. Please forgive me on the non-descriptiveness of the errors, I had to reboot into Windows ME to type this message and forgot to record the exact statement. I think I included enough information for a guru to cite my problem, but if you need the exact statements, by all means, post and I'll include those as well. I guess what I want is first hand instructions from someone else who had the same problem in Linux Mandrake 7.x and got it fixed, but I also welcome help from anyone else who sees my mistake. Thanks in advance!
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