#11 8139too not working with SMC 1211 and kernel 2.4.0

misc
closed-fixed
Jeff Garzik
8139too (65)
5
2001-03-07
2001-02-09
Shawn Kovalchick
No

<stupid newbie>When upgrading to kernel 2.4.0 (Debian 2.2r2), I started using the 8139too driver because the old rtl8139 driver was no longer in the kernel tree. The rtl8139 driver worked, but with the 8139too, I can't get dhcp to assign an IP address to the card. I reinstalled the kernel with the latest version (0.9.14?) but it still doesn't work. The card shows up in ifconfig, but won't take an IP address. Please help.</stupid newbie>

Discussion

  • Jeff Garzik
    Jeff Garzik
    2001-02-20

    1) Please provide 'dmesg' and 'lspci' output after the card is in place.
    2) Please try (just released) version 0.9.15.
    3) Please provide output of "dhcpcd -B -d eth0" (this assumes 8139 card is eth0)

     
  • Jeff Garzik
    Jeff Garzik
    2001-02-20

    • assigned_to: nobody --> jgarzik
    • milestone: 100100 --> misc
     
  • Problem was with dhclient not cooperating with the driver. I installed dhcpcd and removed dhclient and now it works fine. I'm still using 0.9.14, so I haven't tested dhclient with the latest driver, but since it works now, I'll only do so if you want the feedback. Thanks for the help.

     
  • Jeff Garzik
    Jeff Garzik
    2001-03-07

    • status: open --> closed-fixed