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Greetings, I'm having trouble getting a USB ethernet adapter to work. It's made by Davicom, and requires the driver, dm9601. It is recognized by the system, the lights on it ...
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    usb ethernet adapter not working


    Greetings,

    I'm having trouble getting a USB ethernet adapter to work. It's made by Davicom, and requires the driver, dm9601. It is recognized by the system, the lights on it blink, it is using the driver, and it gets assigned "eth2," but I can't connect yet. I use pppoe, which I believe is set up right. What seems strange to me is that /proc/net/dev shows some activity, despite no connection.

    I'm running Slackware 12.0, kernel 2.6.18 (was using a newer version but couldn't get the driver to work there) on an old Acer laptop.

    Here's the output of some relevant commands:

    cat /proc/bus/usb/devices (relevant section)
    T: Bus=04 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
    D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=0a46 ProdID=9601 Rev= 1.01
    S: Product=DM9601
    S: SerialNumber=0001
    C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=120mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=dm9601
    E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=83(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=1ms

    ifconfig eth2
    eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:60:6E:96:00:79
    inet6 addr: fe80::260:6eff:fe96:79/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:97 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:12040 (11.7 KiB) TX bytes:2026 (1.9 KiB)

    cat /proc/net/dev
    Inter-| Receive | Transmit
    face |bytes packets errs drop fifo frame compressed multicast|bytes packets errs drop fifo colls carrier compressed
    lo: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    eth0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    sit0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    eth2: 11400 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 2026 40 0 0 0 0 0 0

    tail /var/log/messages
    Jun 26 16:10:54 tl2008 pppd[3238]: Exit.
    Jun 26 16:10:54 tl2008 pppoe-connect: PPPoE connection lost; attempting re-connection.
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppd[3266]: pppd 2.4.4 started by root, uid 0
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppoe[3267]: PPP session is 7288 (0x1c7
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppoe[3267]: Sent PADT
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppd[3266]: Exit.
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppoe-connect: PPPoE connection lost; attempting re-connection.

    tail /var/log/syslog
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppd[3266]: Couldn't set tty to PPP discipline: Invalid argument
    Jun 26 16:10:59 tl2008 pppoe[3267]: read (asyncReadFromPPP): Session 7288: Input/output error

    pppoe-status
    pppoe-status: Link is down (can't read pppoe PID file /var/run/pppoe.conf-pppoe.pid.pppoe)

    Hope that's enough information to illustrate the problem. Thanks for any thoughts/help.

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    I had a similar problem setting up my wireless drivers in Slackware 12.1. It would connect and show activity, but I couldn't do anything on the internet.
    But I rebooted and it worked fine. So, I dunno. :/

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