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Anyone know why Linux, including Puppy can't use onboard NIC
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ChiJoan

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2009, 21:05    Post_subject:  Anyone know why Linux, including Puppy can't use onboard NIC
Sub_title: MSI MS-6580, 845G-Max-L, version 1.0 motherboard
 

Hello,

Yes, I even tried putting in several PCI NIC cards instead, but no luck getting online. Yet with the drivers from MSI the onboard NIC works with WinXPpro. The manual says it's an Intel 82562ET and Puppy does find it. Oh, the Knoppix LiveCD said it wasn't supported, but no reason, but they listed a slew of options from other Distros.

I'll probably pass it onto to a friend, but have to give her a KVM switch, so her old computer can be for Linux. I'd love to know what MSI did to the Intel NIC that it doesn't work. By the way, this was the first P4 socket 478 motherboard that Windows asked me to push F-Key #7 to install it.

On a slightly different thought, are there any good online ways to update a BIOS chip? I tried, but failed with the above mentioned motherboard. Luckily, it still worked and had the problem before I tried.

Thanks,
ChiJoan in Reno

Looks like others have problems, too:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=intel+82562ET+nic&btnG=Google+Search
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 22:10    Post_subject:  

hi ChiJoan

looks like either intel (82)557/559 or pro100 should work

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=1700&DwnldID=6647&lang=eng

I believe they are in the current Puppy kernel, so should work OK

this may help

http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

HTH

Aitch Smile
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 05:11    Post_subject:  

sorry Aitch but the module is for only kernel 2.2 and doesn't work on newer ones
but this on will
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/2896/eng/e100-3.5.17.tar.gz&DwnldId=2896&ProductID=1700&lang=eng

oh ChiJoan, by the way I compiled it on 2.14X
so if you download 2.14X and install the package below then open a terminal and type depmod -a

then try it, it should work
2.14x can be downloaded at http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 06:11    Post_subject:  

It will also be included in the 2.14X v9 release due out in 1-2 weeks.
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2009, 07:31    Post_subject:  

thanks ttuuxxx Embarassed

Looking forward to v9 - I'm a couple behind, it's so reliable......

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