[PLUG] NIC on Linux

Shridhar Daithankar ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Sat Mar 18 20:36:21 IST 2006

On Saturday 18 March 2006 15:13, रणजित भोसले wrote:
> Hi,
> I am really disgusted.
> I had bought a Zebronics nic with 8139D realtek chipset.
> Did not work!
> I replaced it with a d-link for twice the cost.
> It is DFE-520TX, that's all the Sujata guy had.
> Has a driver on CD. Does not compile.
> Errors. No other driver available on net.
> Some module named rhinefet.ko
> Since it sounded like via-rhine.ko tried insmod.
> No luck. Linux sucks where hardware is concerned.

Duh.. get a hardware vendor which knows something about computer and 
linux... ;)

I thought of replying this thread but didn't know anything about either the 
card you have or FC5 so didn't speak. But your last accusation, citing Sujata 
as the last source of hardware in pune, is just wrong. 

May be you are too frustrated with whole thing not working. So take a break. 
Things will work out.

root at darkstar:/home/shridhar# lspci|grep -i ethernet
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)

From lcpci -vvv
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 80ed
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- 
Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- 
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64 (750ns min, 2000ns max), cache line size 08
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
        Region 1: Memory at fac00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA 
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

root at darkstar:/home/shridhar# lsmod|grep -i via
i2c_viapro              7572  0
i2c_core               16528  1 i2c_viapro
snd_via82xx            22552  1
gameport               10888  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         85664  1 snd_via82xx
snd_pcm                75016  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc          8200  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         5888  1 snd_via82xx
snd                    45156  14 
via_rhine              19332  0
mii                     4736  1 via_rhine


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