[nSLUG] Redhat 8, Dell Dimension L500r, RTL8139

Dean Landry dlandry at cs.dal.ca
Tue Mar 11 07:35:11 AST 2003


I know both cards will run with the 8139too driver under debian (that's
where the cards came from).  I tried the ne2k-pci and tulip modules, but
they both throw an error saying there is no such device.  This is the output
from 'dmseg'.  Do the lines starting with 'PCI:' look suspicious?

Linux version 2.4.18-14 (bhcompile at stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)) #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000003ec0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000003ec0000 - 0000000003ef8000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000003ef8000 - 0000000003f00000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb80000 - 00000000ffc00000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
62MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 16064
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 11968 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 498.482 MHz processor.
Speakup v-1.00 CVS: Tue Jun 11 14:22:53 EDT 2002 : initialized
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 990.06 BogoMIPS
Memory: 59440k/64256k available (1326k kernel code, 3928k reserved, 999k
data, 212k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
ramfs: mounted with options: <defaults>
ramfs: max_pages=7492 max_file_pages=0 max_inodes=0 max_dentries=7492
Buffer cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU:     After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU:             Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch at atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfda95, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Unable to handle 64-bit address for device 01:08.0
PCI: Unable to handle 64-bit address for device 01:09.0
Unknown bridge resource 0: assuming transparent
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/2410] at 00:1f.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 2 of device 01:09.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 3 of device 01:09.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 2 of device 01:08.0
PCI: Failed to allocate resource 0(10000000-0) for 01:08.0
PCI: Error while updating region 01:08.0/2 (fc000000 != 02000000)
PCI: Failed to allocate resource 0(10000000-0) for 01:09.0
PCI: Error while updating region 01:09.0/2 (fa700000 != 02000010)
PCI: Error while updating region 01:09.0/3 (fa700100 != 00000100)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
speakup:  initialized device: /dev/synth, node (MAJOR 10, MINOR 25)
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
pty: 2048 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ
SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
oprofile: mapping APIC.
oprofile: enabled local APIC. Err code 00000000
oprofile 0.2 loaded, major 254
block: 112 slots per queue, batch=28
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev f9
PIIX4: chipset revision 2
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: QUANTUM FIREBALLlct20 20, ATA DISK drive
hdc: CD-ROM 56X/AKH, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
blk: queue c03c0004, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c03c0004, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hda: 39876480 sectors (20417 MB) w/418KiB Cache, CHS=2482/255/63, UDMA(33)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET4: Frame Diverter 0.46
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 8192)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 126k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 212k freed
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 13:44:31 Sep  4 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:1f.2
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.2 to 64
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xef80, IRQ 10
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech at suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.18, 14 May 2002 on ide0(3,2), internal journal
Adding Swap: 257032k swap-space (priority -1)
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.18, 14 May 2002 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
ohci1394: pci_module_init failed
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre11 (May 11, 2002)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Teed" <dteed at artistic.ca>
To: <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Redhat 8, Dell Dimension L500r, RTL8139


>
> Sometimes Redhat can add the entry for the alias for the ethernet
> device, other times it needs help.
>
> Look in your boot up messages with dmesg for hints of any
> matching device driver you should be maping to eth0 or
> whatever.
>
> Suppose you see devices tulip and ne2k-pci identified
> in the dmesg (boot up messages that sometimes flash by
> too quickly) then you make sure you have entries like
> this in your /etc/modules.conf
>
> alias eth0 tulip
> alias eth1 ne2k-pci
>
> Note: it is the chipset not the card brand and model that counts),
>
> If you saw rtl8139 mentioned in the dmesg output, then use that:
>
> alias eth0 rtl8139
>
> I think you might need the tulip driver if it like the one I have.
> Go by the dmesg output - that is your hint as to what the device
> identified itself as to Linux kernel probes.
>
> Then you must also configure /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> to assign IP, or tell it to use DHCP.  I'm not sure what
> the problem is when you say "it doesn't work" - there are
> many outcomes that fit into that bracket.
>
> --Donald Teed
>
>
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Dean Landry wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've just received a new-to-me computer so I decided to install Redhat 8
on it.  Redhat didn't automatically install my NIC so I tried Mandrake 9.
It didn't work either.  So I've gone back to Redhat 8.  I did a minimal
install.  When try to 'modprobe 8139too' I get this message in the syslog:
> >
> > 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.25
> > Mar 11 01:10:22 localhost kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 01:09.0
> > Mar 11 01:10:22 localhost kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:1f.3
> > Mar 11 01:10:22 localhost kernel: 8139too: 01:09.0: region #1 not an
MMIO resource, aborting
> > Mar 11 01:10:22 localhost kernel: Trying to free nonexistent resource
<fa700000-fa70000f>
> > Mar 11 01:10:22 localhost kernel: Trying to free nonexistent resource
<fa700100-fa7001ff>
> >
> > Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?  I've tried another one of these
cards with the same error.  I also tried a RTL8029 card with the same
effect.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any assitance.
> >
> > Dean
> >
>
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