On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:10:02 -0600, James Shatto <Shadow_7@...> wrote:
> > I brought eth0 down and was able to set a static IP and ping my
> > router, but was not able to get out to the internet.
> Is this by chance one of those via motherboards?
No, it's an nForce3 motherboard, sorry :).
> If you've got alsa setup for a via82xx chipset, you might also try bringing down the soundcard as well as eth0. And rmmod'ing the modules that correspond with them.
At first that sounded familiar, but upon investigating some of the
webpages of people who have similar laptops, I believe it uses the
intel8x0 driver. I'm in Windows so I cannot check directly without
> /etc/init.d/alsasound stop
> ifconfig eth0 down
> rmmod 8139too
> rmmod mii
> rmmod snd-page-alloc
> rmmod rtc
I do use the 8139too network driver for my LAN card. Perhaps
something to try, but that seems rather inconvinient just to use the
wireless card. The thing is, I can get version 1.0 to work just fine
for me, so it must be something that has changed in ndiswrapper since
then that is causing problems. If only there wasn't a bad memory leak
in 1.0, I would be happy :).
> That's what I've got to do on my sony vaio laptop with a via motherboard/sound/usb in order to get my usb working somewhat reliably. It might help/work for your wireless as well. If not please ignore.
> I really wish via would get on the ball and help clear the air about their stuff. Until then I'm steering clear of anything via.
My desktop has a VIA KT400 chipset and seems to do fairly well. I did
have a lot of trouble with nVidia's drivers for the longest time, but
that was before I was really into Linux. I really like what nVidia is
doing with their nForce chipsets, though, so I'll probably go with
that when it comes time to upgrade my desktop again.
> You might also try a 2.4.x kernel as it appears to play better with at least my via motherboard. At least kernels >= 2.4.23. The 2.6 series seems to have stopped being useable since 2.6.7. You might also try some kernel parms. acpi=on apm=off pci=noacpi
I'm afraid that none of these are options for me. 2.6 seems to have
much better support for x86_64 and FC3 uses many things (udev comes to
mind) that I think are only on 2.6 series. I need ACPI for CPU
frequency scaling, and I don't think this laptop even has APM.
> - James