On-Board LAN on Asus M3A78-EM not loading

  • bugsy
Posted: Tue, 03/24/2009 - 13:42
Hi All, I have recently installed 64 Studio on a system built around Asus M3A78-EM powered by Anthlon 64 Dual Core. The modo has an On Board Realtek RTL 8169 LAN - I presume it is eht1 but it's not showing up anywhere and my network and internet connection are not happening. I hunted around the net and here and there people have asked to check the a) lsmod and b) /sbin/ifconfig -a and c)lspci in a terminal so I am pasting the following results in ubuntu paste... "/sbin/ifconfig -a" in terminal results in http://paste.ubuntu.com/136732/ "lsmod" in terminal results in http://paste.ubuntu.com/136733/ "lsmod" in terminal results in http://paste.ubuntu.com/136734/ I have downloaded some LAN drivers but its install instruction is quite complicated to someone new to Linux...the install instructions can be read in this link http://paste.ubuntu.com/136737/ Any ideas? Best...

If you only need one LAN

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Tue, 03/31/2009 - 00:02
If you only need one LAN (which is 90% of workstations), just disable your onboard one, and then have Windows use the PCI one as well. Dual-homed networks are usually only for a server situation, which is between two different network segments. Turn off the onboard, use the PCI one for both and you will probably get along better in the long run.

Will do

  • bugsy
  • 03/16/09
  • Mon, 03/30/2009 - 15:08
Thanks for the input - I need to enter bios anyway before booting into 64studio, bios has only one option for selecting boot HDD in my case other than CD and Floppy - so I need to manualy change boot from SATA to IDE HDD in the bios before booting the 64Studio from IDE (Win running in SATA HDD), I can change the Bios for LAN then too. I guess in windows having two lans wont be a problem, I have run windows with two LANs running from PCI slots..on a different board though.

but remember...

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Fri, 03/27/2009 - 04:33
Disable your onboard one in BIOS if you add a card. No need eating up IRQ's that you don't have to.

Ya thinking same

  • bugsy
  • 03/16/09
  • Thu, 03/26/2009 - 17:21
You are right its easier to put a LAN card and wait for the new release, I in-fact have decided to make a dual boot along with windows now - as I need a working NLE solution immediately with my new hardware which is posing quite some problem with most linux distros. I hope the 64Studio 3 will be better compatible with new motherboards and onboard cards and SATA.

I have an Asus motherboard

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Tue, 03/24/2009 - 16:25
I have an Asus motherboard with AMD64, and mine does not recognize it's onboard gigabit ethernet either. I pursued it at the time, it's a known bug with some older kernels, The best solution is to wait for newer version of 64Studio. My workaround was to slap in a PCI network card.

Correction

  • bugsy
  • 03/16/09
  • Tue, 03/24/2009 - 13:47
"lspci" in terminal results in http://paste.ubuntu.com/136734/