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Re: [opensuse] Installing an NIC driver -- Addendum
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 12:07:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <200910091207.01867.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 10:17:20 on Friday Friday 09 October 2009, Per Jessen
<per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Stan Goodman wrote:
At 03:31:36 on Friday Friday 09 October 2009, "David C. Rankin"

<drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't know if this will help, but 'lspci -vv' might disclose more

I've done so. It's quite long, but if you want me to send it, I will.

It contains no mention of an Ethernet card, or the numbers 8168 oe

Then you need to start by actually plugging in the NIC :-)
If there is network controller in your PC and it's not listed by lspci,
your problem is not in the driver.

Perhaps start with just the output of 'lspci' - that ought to be no
more than 10 lines or so.

There are a couple of other oddities:

1) The two hwinfo reports (yesterday and today) have very different
length, for both the overall reports and the specific paragraph about the
Ethernet card. Here is yesterday's version; note that it is #96 in a very
long list:

96: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10ec_8168'
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4136 (0x1028)
info.subsystem = 'pci'
pci.device_class = 2 (0x2)
info.product = 'RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller'
pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10ec_8168'
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:09:00.0'
pci.vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_294a'
info.vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
= '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:09:00.0'
pci.product = 'RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller'
info.linux.driver = 'r8169'
pci.subsys_vendor = 'Dell'
pci.product_id = 33128 (0x8168)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
pci.vendor_id = 4332 (0x10ec)
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
pci.subsys_product_id = 1026 (0x402)

Here is today's, the last paragraph of only 72:

72: None 00.0: 10701 Ethernet
[Created at net.124]
Unique ID: fLK9.ndpeucax6V1
SysFS ID: /class/net/pan0
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Ethernet network interface"
Driver: "bridge"
Device File: pan0
HW Address: 22:84:97:19:2f:1a
Link detected: yes
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

How could the hardware list have become that much shorter?

2) When I booted the notebook machine yesterday, it booted to Level 1 for
some reason, although I had not set this in the herald screen. There was
a remark at the bottom of the log, just before the login:

Master Resource Control: run level 5 has been skipped services in run
level 5: (sic! that's the exact sentence -- SG)

Rebooting three times eventually got it to boot to level 5. Subsequent
shutdowns and boots proceeded normally, directly to level 5.

The same thing happened this morning, and again got to level 5 after three
additional tries.

So the machine is becoming flaky.

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
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