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Okay, here goes: I have heard great things about Gentoo and decided to give it a try on my new comp. I started out with a NIC with the Raeltek 8139 chipset, but ran into problems. I looked around and found that others had had these problems, so I tried a sis900 I had lying around. Still no good. When I boot up the livecd I find that the sis900 module has been loaded (lsmod). However, a dmesg | more says that it is not 100 % native and will try to get an IRQ later. checking the IRQ's, I ...

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    Default Gentoo network card fails sis900

    Okay, here goes:
    I have heard great things about Gentoo and decided to give it a try on
    my new comp. I started out with a NIC with the Raeltek 8139 chipset,
    but ran into problems. I looked around and found that others had had
    these problems, so I tried a sis900 I had lying around. Still no good.
    When I boot up the livecd I find that the sis900 module has been
    loaded (lsmod). However, a dmesg | more says that it is not 100 %
    native and will try to get an IRQ later. checking the IRQ's, I of
    course see that there isn't one for my network card. I tried to boot
    with a nohotplug option and then modprobe sis900 but still no luck. I
    use dhcp, and have tried the net-setup eht0 repeatedly. I have read
    the instructions many times, and have scoured the posts, but have not
    actually found a solution. Any help would be very appreciated.

    _________________
    --Sean T. Dundon (STD)
    Sean Guest

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    "Sean Dundon STD" <com> wrote in message
    news:google.com... 


    Well dont blaim gentoo .
    It might be your new computer.


    Tried checking for a bios update, checking the bios configuration has the
    IRQ's allocated to PCI/PNP ?

     

    Well its no the fault of the cheap ethernet cards or the distribution..
    It must be the motherboard or bios or you.



    Leon. Guest

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    Default Re: Gentoo network card fails sis900

    "Leon." <net> wrote in message news:<3fd447d6$rivernet.com.au>... 
    >
    >
    > Well dont blaim gentoo .[/ref]

    Didn't mean to blame Gentoo, actually RedHat and SuSE have not gone
    well, either, but at different places.
     

    My biggest fear...
     

    I don't believe that is it, but I will check. I have Win2k Server up
    and running with no problems on a different partition. I set my bios
    for a non PNP device. I will post in a few hours with my BIOS
    settings.
     [/ref]
     

    If the card works in Win2k on the same computer, by this would it have
    to be me? I am, btw, one of very many to have had this problem on
    Gentoo, but I have never been able to find a solution.
    Sean Guest

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