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b4nsh33
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:40 am    Post subject: Sunfire V240 quad ethernet problem Reply with quote

Hi , im installing gentoo-2.4 on my v240, all seems ok but the netwok cards doesnt work, if i ping the local ip it works but there is no connection with the internet, and the led doesnt ligth, i see no error on boot,
do you have any clue?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read the install guides? If so, have you done anything to set up the network cards (like running dhcpcd or using ifconfig)?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problem on v210
No modules for tg3 in the live cd kernel :oops:
No driver... No network...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tg3 is built into the kernel for the 2004.3 livecd.
So just upping the interface (ifconfig eth? up, dhcpcd eth?, net-setup eth?, whichever you like the most) should work as long as the interfaces on those machines are claimed by that driver.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:52 pm    Post subject: Using 2004.2 Reply with quote

I did a net-setup eth0 and the interface appears up:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:BA:5E:D0:B7
inet addr:200.13.161.35 Bcast:200.13.161.63 Mask:255.255.255.224
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:363 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:23232 (22.6 Kb)
Interrupt:192


I will try the 2004.3 livecd and post my results,
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also note that on some Sun machines port enumeration is different in Solaris than Linux, causing the port labeled as "0" being eth3 on linux and so on.
You can use the ethtool command in the 2004.3 livecd to check for link on the interfaces via a simple "ethtool eth?".
I'll probably have an experimental 2005.0 livecd available tomorrow if you want to play with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:33 pm    Post subject: V240 interface numbering Reply with quote

eth0 is the port labelled 2 on the back. mii-tool without args will show you the link status of all your ports if you have tg3.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: SOLVED !!! Reply with quote

Hey, thanks gust4voz and squash, following your directions i was able to configure the interface, i used a 2004.3 live cd burning it in the old 2004.2 rw-cd, so i dont know if the 2004.2 livecd works too.
this is what i did:

livecd root # mii-tool
eth0: no link
eth1: 10 Mbit, full duplex, no link
eth2: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok
eth3: 10 Mbit, full duplex, no link

So the first port in the quad eth card corresponds to the third eth in linux (eth2), the net-setup eth2 command finished without reporting any problem but the interface didnt work, so i did a:

livecd root # ifconfig eth2 down
livecd root # ifconfig a.b.c.d netmask e.f.g.h
livecd root # ifconfig eth2 up

and the interface is working now, the GW and NS server config of the net-setup command are still valid so i didnt configured it manually.
Im bootstrping rigth now, thanks to all and good luck in your gentoo learning!!!
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