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drummer

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2007, 17:43    Post_subject:  PCMCIA Realtek rtl8139
Sub_title: ethernet card does not work because of missing kernel driver
 

Installed Puppy 2.14 on a Thinkpad 600 laptop last evening but the PCMCIA network card did not work, i.e. not internet access. could not find rtl8139x.ko under /lib/modules/.../net/.

Looks like need to compile kernel driver. Questions:

Is there a rtl8139x.ko in stock puppy kernel ?
where the kernel source is ?
what packages needed for kernel module building ?

Unlike xubuntu, puppy runs faster with the old dog that is Thinkpad 600.

Thanks in advance.

Drummer
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trapster


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2007, 17:53    Post_subject:  

It works from this discussion Here

What happens when you try the network wizard?

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drummer

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2007, 20:48    Post_subject: PCMCIA Realtek rtl8139 SOLVED  

Network wizard could not auto-probe the PCMCIA network card so it asked me to "Load Driver". Yesterday I loaded every PCMCIA modules in the list thinking one of them might be compatible but none worked.

Your reply gave me a hint. today I loaded the 8139too driver and follow the instructions to setup eth0. It works.

The 8139too driver is labeled as a pci driver, not as a pcmcia driver. This threw me off.

Thanks for your help.

Drummer
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albert2

Joined: 11 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 03:51    Post_subject: Re: PCMCIA Realtek rtl8139 SOLVED
Sub_title: Network PCMCIA Cardbus works with 8139 driver!!!
 

I run Puppylinux 215CE on an old Compaq 1237 with 90MB RAM, and
use a no name PCMCIA/Cardbus 32bit. ethernet card.
On your advice I loaded the 8319too driver, and it works !!
Great improvement in the look, same good Linux, bravo to Barry and the team.
Thanks and do as myself; donate, so the project can go on.
Chefmichel

drummer wrote:
Network wizard could not auto-probe the PCMCIA network card so it asked me to "Load Driver". Yesterday I loaded every PCMCIA modules in the list thinking one of them might be compatible but none worked.

Your reply gave me a hint. today I loaded the 8139too driver and follow the instructions to setup eth0. It works.

The 8139too driver is labeled as a pci driver, not as a pcmcia driver. This threw me off.

Thanks for your help.

Drummer
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maodd

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Dec 2007, 13:44    Post_subject:  

Thanks. 8319too PCI driver works for my pcmcia card.
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