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cortman
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« on: April 05, 2013, 12:40:19 AM »

Hi all,

I'm running DSL on a Toshiba 460CDT (full specs here- http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/products/notebooks/satellitepro460cdt/product.shtm (http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/products/notebooks/satellitepro460cdt/product.shtm)). I have a Linksys NP100 PCMCIA ethernet adapter that I'm trying to get working.
If I plug the card in, I get the following in dmesg:

Code:
<6>eth0: Asix AX88190: io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr 00:04:5A:A5:66:08

Which means it's definitely being recognized, and even recognized as a network device, which had me pretty excited, as I've had no luck trying to get any networking working on this old beast.
Unfortunately ifconfig only displays lo. I googled and found this thread in the old forums- http://damnsmalllinux.org/static/act-ST/f-7/t-17873/st-5.html (http://damnsmalllinux.org/static/act-ST/f-7/t-17873/st-5.html), and per instructions given there, I loaded the pcnet_cs driver with modprobe. It loaded fine, but ifconfig still returns just "lo".
I'm really interested in getting this going. Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 06:13:30 PM by cortman » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 03:16:49 PM »

From browsing the limited resources on this card online, I've tried a few things.
First,  I edited /etc/pcmcia/config to bind the "axnet_cs" driver to the adapter, rather than the original "pcnet_cs" driver. One user of Debian Sarge said this fixed the problem for him.
Next, I edited /etc/pcmcia/config.opts and added this to the end of the file:

Code:
card "Fast Ethernet 10/100 PC Card"
  version "Network Everywhere", "Fast Ethernet 10/100 PC Card", "3.0", "AX88190"
  manfid 0x0149, 0xc1ab
  bind "axnet_cs"

I then blacklisted the pcnet_cs driver, and that is working.
From the output at startup, the axnet_cs module is being loaded. The system also recognizes the card as a networking card and begins to try to set it up with ifup, and then suddenly stops and returns a message that it is ignoring. I've managed to roughly copy down the output:

Code:
pcmcia found starting cardmgr
starting version is 3.2.2
socket 0 fast ethernet 10/100
executing modprobe 'axnet_cs'
Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep
exectuing ./network start eth0
debian network setup
setup /sbin/ifup eth0
ifup ignoring unknown interface eth0
Network device eth0 detected, DHCP broadcasting for IP (Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep)
Autoconfiguring devices.... (Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep)
(Backgrounding)
Running dsl-4.4.10

What should I be trying next?
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 06:12:59 PM »

Solved with some help from CookieJar in #dsl. All that was required was running

Code:
sudo ifconfig eth0 desiredip netmask 255.255.255.0

It's working great now.
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