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Hi, i got this Realtek RTL8029(AS) ethernet card to connect to the internet, linux autoselected this NE200 driver... (it doesn't work) at the first session i used linux i could ...
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    ethernet driver (Realtek RTL8029)


    Hi, i got this Realtek RTL8029(AS) ethernet card to connect to the internet,

    linux autoselected this NE200 driver... (it doesn't work)
    at the first session i used linux i could acces internet...
    after that, it never worked, couldn't get the eth0 service not started or something... (at startup)

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    Could you post the output of the following commands (they must be run as root)?
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    /sbin/ifconfig -a
    lsmod
    grep eth /etc/modules.conf
    Also, what distro are you using?

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    I have a similar card (RTL-8139) and I use the 8139too module. I didn't find anything for your specific model number but they might use the same module. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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    Oh, and if that doesn't work, include the output of "/sbin/lspci" as well. I forgot about that in my last post.

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    where do i havta output that?

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    and i'm using redhat linux 9

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    check what i found

    Realtek RTL8029

    The Realtek RTL8029 is an older style PCI network card and has limited Operating System support. The floppy disk supplied with the card should contain various Window drivers. Windows XP will use its built in driver, while its suggested Linux should be set to use the Linux supplied NE2000 driver.

    To check for current support and the latest driver, go to the Realtek website :-.

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/htm/downlo...=communication

    There, input the Ethernet NIC(10M) product RTL8029, then select Drivers Only and click on the associated Go button.

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    Sorry, I just assumed that you knew. Start a terminal emulator (if you're using GNOME, then in the program menu under "system tools" you should find "terminal"). Run "su -" (without the quotes), which will ask you for a password. Enter the root password that you chose during the installation. Then run the commands, and copy their output into a new post (preferrably using "code" tags).

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    here's what's outputted ...

    Code:
    [root@localhost root]# /sbin/ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:BF:66:4F:09
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
              RX bytes:2780 (2.7 Kb)  TX bytes:2394 (2.3 Kb)
              Interrupt:10 Base address:0xd800
     
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:1076 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1076 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:72988 (71.2 Kb)  TX bytes:72988 (71.2 Kb)
     
    usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 7E:A0:CB:2A:77:A2
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    
    [root@localhost root]# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
    nls_iso8859-1           3484   1  (autoclean)
    udf                    97504   0  (autoclean)
    parport_pc             18756   1  (autoclean)
    lp                      8868   0  (autoclean)
    parport                36480   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
    autofs                 12948   0  (autoclean) (unused)
    ne2k-pci                7136   1
    8390                    8380   0  [ne2k-pci]
    ipt_REJECT              3896   6  (autoclean)
    iptable_filter          2380   1  (autoclean)
    ip_tables              14648   2  [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
    sg                     35980   0  (autoclean)
    sr_mod                 17912   2  (autoclean)
    ide-scsi               11984   1
    scsi_mod              106200   3  [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
    ide-cd                 35196   0
    cdrom                  33472   0  [sr_mod ide-cd]
    ohci1394               19944   0  (unused)
    ieee1394               48268   0  [ohci1394]
    usbnet                 15710   0  (unused)
    keybdev                 2880   0  (unused)
    mousedev                5428   1
    hid                    21700   0  (unused)
    input                   5792   0  [keybdev mousedev hid]
    usb-uhci               25868   0  (unused)
    usbcore                77696   1  [usbnet hid usb-uhci]
    ext3                   69984   1
    jbd                    51220   1  [ext3]
    
    [root@localhost root]# grep eth/etc/modules.conf
    ...didn't work...
    
    [root@localhost root]# /sbin/lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
    00:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Lucent Microelectronics FW323 (rev 04)
    00:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
    00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master
    IDE (rev 06)
    00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 18)
    00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 18)
    00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 18)
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 10)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP
    8x] (rev a2)

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    Your network card has indeed been detected and the driver is working as it should. However, the IP settings haven't been configured. How do you connect to your ISP?

    By the way, I would like to compliment you on the speed of that reply. That wasn't bad. =)

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