[realtek] RealTek Ethernet not working under kernel 2.2.18
Wed, 23 May 2001 17:05:23 +0930
I've just installed Debian 2.2r2 on my PC here at work. All is fine
except I can't get networking to work. I believe the network card
is based on the RTL8139 (RealTek) chipset. Everything works fine
under Windows, so the problem has to be a Linux one. The rtl8139
module loads okay. Doing ifconfig shows that eth0 is up.
The routing table has been set up. Just that pinging the gateway
results in 100% loss of packets. I am also getting error messages,
eth0: RTL8139 Interrupt line blocked, status 1.
eth0: Transmit timeout, status 0c 0005 media 00.
eth0: Tx Queue start entry 10 dirty entry 6.
I can think of a number of possibilities:
1. Perhaps I've configured things wrongly. But I believe I've done
everything correctly and use the same settings as for Windows.
2. Perhaps there is a bug in the driver --- I would try upgrading to
kernel 2.4 but, catch 22 --- I need to be able to access the net to
properly upgrade. For now I am stuck with kernel 2.2.18something.
3. Interrupt conflict?? I don't think this is the problem but I
could be wrong.
4. Firewall not letting things through?? I doubt this is the problem.
I haven't setup any firewall --- unless Debian has done it for me.
Also I would expect different messages from ping if this were the case.
Well, they're the ideas I can think of. Any suggestions would be most