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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:47 am    Post subject: Can't get my g3 to get on the internet [solved] Reply with quote

I configured the kernel a few times. I made sure the I have the BMAC (G3 ethernet) driver compiled into the kernel and not as a module. When I boot the imac up, at runtime dhcp runs for eth0 but says the driver doesn't exist. Any advice? Thanks guys!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grep for eth directly after booting in the dmesg info: dmesg | grep -i eth. And post the output of ifconfig too. Maybe you need the MACE driver
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nixnut wrote:
Grep for eth directly after booting in the dmesg info: dmesg | grep -i eth. And post the output of ifconfig too. Maybe you need the MACE driver


Silian SC92031 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter driver 2.0c
Driver 'st' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods

ifconfig just shows the loopback
nothing else.

I'll look for the silian driver in the kernel. Thanks for a point in the right direction!

Already got that driver compiled in, I just compiled in the MACE, BMAC, and that Silian driver. Let's see how it works now. :]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no dice. :(
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's no apple hardware. The driver you're looking for is "Silan SC92031 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter driver (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW)". You'll need to enable "EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers" too or you won't find that driver.
Oh, and ifconfig -a should show all network devices the kernel has loaded a driver for.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I'll check it out later on tonight!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nixnut wrote:
You'll need to enable "EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers" too or you won't find that driver.
Oh, and ifconfig -a should show all network devices the kernel has loaded a driver for.


Under what section is that EISA, etc located? Can't find it anywhere... :oops:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
Device Drivers  --->
    Network device support  --->
        Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)  --->
            EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers


In menuconfig you can also press '/' and enter a search string
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nixnut wrote:
Code:
Device Drivers  --->
    Network device support  --->
        Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)  --->
            EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers


In menuconfig you can also press '/' and enter a search string


Hey, thanks! I've been using Gentoo for a while, I never knew about the search function of a kernel config. Going to go try to get the kernel done now. Thanks again!

Damn. It's already compiled in. What else should I look for?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't use lspci when I boot up the IMac for some reason, but I booted from the LiveCD and said I had a different ethernet card than the Silan card. Recompiled kernel -> works! Thanks for the help!
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