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webtech
03-23-2003, 09:25 PM
I have a broadcomm 440 network controler on my asus a7v8x motherboard how can i make it work under knoppix?

rickenbacherus
03-24-2003, 12:07 AM
Have you logged in as root and tried

netcardconfig

Bobmeister
03-24-2003, 03:48 PM
I finally found the Thread! Sorry that I posted on ANOTHER thread about SOUND AND NETWORK...but I have the same network configuration on my Motherboard and the Broadcom is not recognized. I did a netcardconfig command and Koppix says that "no supported network card is found" or something similar. I tried to change the IRQ allocation in my BIOS, and unlike the OTHER thread where a person had some success with this, it didn't work for me. I went back to my original BIOS settings and am now trying to find answers. Is it maybe, that this particular Network chip just isn't supported yet? If so (I am using Knoppix 3.1) will there be more support with 3.2? I am holding off on using that because there are still some language problems in that version as of yet.

Any ideas?

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 12:43 AM
A reply to myself! Anyway, I started the latest 3.2 version (3-23-2003) and it looks great! The only problem is....same thing with the sound which I'm not worried about) and the network adapter (which I really want to work badly). So, for now, I have tried everything I can think of for the Broadcom adapter on a ASUS motherboard....IRQ assignments included.

If anyone has any other ideas, please shoot. Not me, of course....but I am interested, and I'm sure the person who posted originally for this problem is too.

Thanks

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 02:00 AM
Did you try a

modprobe tg3

If that doesn't work what does

cat /proc/pci

tell you?

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 02:48 AM
Sorry, but I didn't get all of the info yet...but I'm working on it. First, modprobe tg3 says basically, that there might be incorrect modual parameters and that no such device is found. Also, it mentions the IO or IRQ parameters not being right, maybe, and I heard that this solved someone elses problems.

I DID NOT get the cat /proc/pci info yet because I forgot to put the space between the cat and/ so I didn't enter a valid command. I did look at the messages and of course there is so much stuff there, that it's hard to find what you are looking for. Anyway, there ARE some IRQ conflicts, that it detects, but I can't tell from the codes exactly what it is. I will go back now and get the cat /proc/pci message and get back to you, but I'm getting tired and will quit soon.

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 02:57 AM
OK well obviously if you still have IRQ conflicts then the driver can't load. I probably didn't need to tell you that eh? I hope that when you say 'quit' you just mean for the night and not 'quitting Linux'. post back whenever you're ready, I'm in no hurry. gluck

Oh yeah - go ahead and post the ENTIRE output of cat /proc/pci if you would please.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 03:02 AM
Getting closer, but I have to find a solution. The dmesg is filled with info that I was talking about before, but now I can see where cat /proc/pci is telling me something. I don't think that knoppix is recognizing any IRQ higher than 15 (the old standard). I have 21 IRQ's and my sound card (integrated) is on 18 normally. OK, so is the sound card...and it's not working either. My PROBLEM is figuring out how to assign a lower IRQ to the Ethernet chip. In the BIOS, it's not all that clear, but I'll study up on it and see if I can get this thing working.

I can assign IRQ's to SLOTS but the card isn't in a slot...it's integrated. So I must have missed something in the BIOS. I'm a little new at this so please excuse me if I sound dumb. But thanks for pointing me BACK to the IRQ situation because I'm thinkint that's it.

Question...can the Knoppix "see" IRQ's that go up to any number? My new motherboard surprised me with the 21 IRQ's (actually 22 counting 0) or is that now a limitation? The original post on this thread was NOT me but he has the EXACT SAME MOTHERBOARD and Network chip (Broadcom 4401 family..and it works great, by the way).

Also, where do I find a listing of all of the rood commands like the ones that you have already told me about? I'm having trouble finding that on any documents. Thanks for all of your help!

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 03:31 AM
I can assign IRQ's to SLOTS but the card isn't in a slot...it's integrated.

OK so assign all of your lower IRQ's and see what happens, maybe that will make some available for your non-assignable devices. That's just a guess now - I only have old equipment. :D


Question...can the Knoppix "see" IRQ's that go up to any number?
Not sure but I think so. Can anyone give a better answer to that?


Also, where do I find a listing of all of the rood commands like the ones that you have already told me about?
Here is one source although maybe not the best.
http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r10735/unixcomm.html#tth_sEc2
edit Found another:
http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml
also - hit <tab> in a term for all commands on your system - watch out! :D

But you see...... 'cat' is something you 'add on' if you will. It means 'concatenate' or literally "to link together". 'proc' is a virtual fiesystem. pci is obviously the pci bus. I really don't know where a good info source for all of that is. Maybe someone who reads this post could chime in. Rock mumbles perhaps would know.
Oh yeah - check out the link in my sig. it's got alot of excellent links.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 01:48 PM
Thanks, I am not giving up. However, I do have a little problem with TIME and a lot of other projects going on...so the speed of this might not be all to your liking....but if you have time...so do I.

First, let me say, that the 3.1 distribution is working PERFECTLY in my wife's laptop, so I KNOW that it's just a configuration issue with my MUCH newer machine. I am patient....but like to find and solve problems.

Thanks for the links to a lot of commands...they are all in my bookmarks now. I am TOTALLY new to Linux, and my plan is to use my wife's old hard drive and install a full version of some distribution on that machine some day to have a totally Linux machine....so what I learn now "playing" will help me down the road.

OK, maybe a dumb question, but I need an answer. Since I am getting all of this info in Linux, but replying from Windows where I can get all of this stuff to work (Shame on me!), I have two problems. First, the output from the cat /proc/pci command is so big that I can't see the whole thing at the same time and I can't figure out how to get the page to scroll. The bar on the left shows how much is not shown, but I can't get it to move....what keyboard entry is required for that.

Next, how do I copy the text? I can highlight it...but dummy me in my windows mentality...don't know how to get it all on the "clipboard" from the root to paste into some application where it will be useful to make a file. Sorry about being stupid, and maybe I should spend more time figuring out that stuff myself...but I'm too busy keeping my wife's Windows ME machine running without blowing up that it's hard to do!

Anyway, jokes asside (what joke?....Windows?...ha-ha)..thanks, in advance for your help!

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 01:58 PM
cat /proc/pci | more

You can add a 'pipe' and 'more' after most any command (as far as I know)

How to copy text to clipboard? - highlight it and it's there. I know windows has caused some severe damage but it can be repaired. :D
I like to use my middle mouse button to paste.

Use the arrow keys to move up or down in a terminal. Some terminals have scroll bars - it all depends on which term you like. Personally I prefer the Konsole.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 02:06 PM
OK...I'll get to work. But the arrow keys didn't work for me, and that's why I asked...but I'll get the info one way or the other!

The damage is severe...it may take some time for a full recovery. There are many like me in a living nightmare. Medication hasn't helped. Only a good slap in the face every now and then is useful.....

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 02:14 PM
Seems you're right - the arrow keys don't work in an Xterm. You could just type 'konsole' in whatever term you have open. Konsole is very user friendly.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 02:27 PM
Well, yes....I wasn't using the Konsole...just the root command window. The Konsole is the way to go and I got the info to look at. I will paste it below. Before that, just so you know...this is the NORMAL configuration of my computer. I haven't messed with any BIOS settings yet...although I have tried that before with no effect. But here goes and I hope that you can see something. One thing I notice is the low IRQ numbers. My BIOS has 21 IRQ's and I am having difficulty figuring out in the BIOS how to assign and IRQ for the Network integrated chip. I have to research that a little more. But here it is!

noppix@ttyp0[knoppix]$ cat /proc/pci
PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: PCI device 1106:3189 (VIA Technologies, Inc.) (rev 0).
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf7ffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: PCI device 1106:b168 (VIA Technologies, Inc.) (rev 0).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=8.
Bus 0, device 9, function 0:
Ethernet controller: PCI device 14e4:4401 (Broadcom Corporation) (rev 1).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe9800000 [0xe9801fff].
Bus 0, device 10, function 0:
FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link) (rev 0).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=4.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe9000000 [0xe90007ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe8800000 [0xe8803fff].
Bus 0, device 11, function 0:
Communication controller: PCI device 1813:4000 (Ambient Technologies Inc) (rev 2).
IRQ 9.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe8000000 [0xe8000fff].
I/O at 0xd800 [0xd8ff].
Bus 0, device 15, function 0:
Multimedia audio controller: PCI device 1004:0307 (VLSI Technology Inc) (rev 6).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=9.Max Lat=40.
I/O at 0xd400 [0xd47f].
I/O at 0xd000 [0xd00f].
I/O at 0xb800 [0xb803].
I/O at 0xb400 [0xb407].
I/O at 0xb000 [0xb03f].
Bus 0, device 15, function 1:
Input device controller: PCI device 1004:0308 (VLSI Technology Inc) (rev 0).
I/O at 0xa800 [0xa807].
Bus 0, device 16, function 0:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 128).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xa400 [0xa41f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 1:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#2) (rev 128).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xa000 [0xa01f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 2:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#3) (rev 128).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0x9800 [0x981f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 3:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 130).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe7800000 [0xe78000ff].
Bus 0, device 17, function 0:
ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge (rev 0).
Bus 0, device 17, function 1:
IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 6).
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0x9400 [0x940f].
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti500] (rev 163).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xea000000 [0xeaffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xec000000 [0xefffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xeb800000 [0xeb87ffff].


Hope you can see somthing! And thanks for all of your help....this is kinda fun.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 02:29 PM
Wait a minute! I SEE the Ethernet controler at IRQ 10!!!! Now, what the heck! At least it is identifying it correctly. Now I have to dig even further, but I think we are on to something...but I didn't see that before so I KNOW that Knoppix KNOWS it is there. Let me see about any conflicts.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 02:52 PM
Also, I am getting dmesg info to look at. There it seems to be talking about a lot of IRQ conflicts that might be related to this problem. However, when I was in Linux (and now I'm in Windows again), somehow the file got lost in the translation..I did something too fast and didn't save the file properly. Now I have to do it all over again!

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 03:10 PM
At the risk of taking a lot of space, let me post the rest of the information. I can see at the BIOS post, that the Network card is on IRQ 10 with NOTHING ELSE assigned to that. However, there is a bunch of stuff on IRQ 9 that dmesg says is a problem. I don't see how that is related to the ethernet, however.

Here it is:

knoppix@ttyp0[knoppix]$ dmesg
Linux version 2.4.20-xfs (knoppix@Knoppix) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)) #1 SMP Die Dez 10 20:07:25 CET 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000003fffc000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000003fffc000 - 000000003ffff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000003ffff000 - 0000000040000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
Warning only 896MB will be used.
Use a HIGHMEM enabled kernel.
896MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 229376
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 225280 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: lang=us ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init apm=power-off hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi vga=791 initrd=miniroot.gz nomce quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz
ide_setup: hda=scsi
ide_setup: hdb=scsi
ide_setup: hdc=scsi
ide_setup: hdd=scsi
ide_setup: hde=scsi
ide_setup: hdf=scsi
ide_setup: hdg=scsi
ide_setup: hdh=scsi
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 2083.159 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 4154.98 BogoMIPS
Memory: 904416k/917504k available (1266k kernel code, 12700k reserved, 502k data, 124k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU0: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2600+ stepping 01
per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 731.36 usecs.
SMP motherboard not detected.
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 2083.1399 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 333.3024 MHz.
cpu: 0, clocks: 3333024, slice: 1666512
CPU0<T0:3333024,T1:1666512,D:0,S:1666512,C:3333024>
Waiting on wait_init_idle (map = 0x0)
All processors have done init_idle
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf1720, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/3177] at 00:11.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xec000000, mapped to 0xf880d000, size 65536k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:ba30
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 89
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:11.1. Please try using pci=biosirq.
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci00:11.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x9400-0x9407, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x9408-0x940f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD1000JB-00CRA0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4824A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: DVD-ROM DDU1621, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1820KiB Cache, CHS=4866/255/63
hdb: 195371568 sectors (100030 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=12161/255/63
ide-cd: passing drive hdc to ide-scsi emulation.
ide-cd: passing drive hdd to ide-scsi emulation.
Partition check:
hda: hda1
hdb: hdb1
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 100000K size 1024 blocksize
Cronyx Ltd, Synchronous PPP and CISCO HDLC (c) 1994
Linux port (c) 1998 Building Number Three Ltd & Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: PLEXTOR Model: CD-R PX-W4824A Rev: 1.04
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: SONY Model: DVD-ROM DDU1621 Rev: S1.6
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 0x/40x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 465k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
NCR53c406a: no available ports found
aec671x_detect:
scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
megaraid: v1.18 (Release Date: Thu Oct 11 15:02:53 EDT 2001)
megaraid: no BIOS enabled.
DC390: 0 adapters found
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k nls_iso8859-1, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k nls_iso8859-1, errno = 2
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
cloop: Welcome to cloop v0.67
cloop: /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX: 28712 blocks, 65536 bytes/block, largest block is 65562 bytes.
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
Freeing unused kernel memory: 124k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Intel PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
unloading Kernel Card Services
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 20:19:53 Dec 10 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.0
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xa400, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.1
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xa000, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.2
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x9800, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-1, assigned address 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 4 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: ENXIO 80000280, flags 0, urb f5be6bb0, burb f5be6b30
usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed dev 2 rqt 128 rq 6 len 9 ret -6
hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-1.1, assigned address 3
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x3f0/0x1005) is not claimed by any active driver.
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
ohci1394: $Rev: 578 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[11] MMIO=[e9000000-e90007ff] Max Packet=[2048]
blk: queue c032afc4, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c032b110, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
Found signature1 0x4e0005 signature2 0xc00b6600 sector=1.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:01.
FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
Found signature1 0x4e0005 signature2 0xc00b6600 sector=1.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:01.
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/W MODULE]
FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
Found signature1 0x4e0005 signature2 0xc00b6600 sector=1.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:41.
FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
Found signature1 0x4e0005 signature2 0xc00b6600 sector=1.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:41.
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.


Now, I have to feed my kids!

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 03:21 PM
My friend you have multiple IRQ conflicts. You have so many it's a wonder it works at all.

I see you are using APIC. APIC bad - no APIC good. Try it without APIC like this:

knoppix noapic

Of course you will need to add all the cheat codes you normally use to get the OS booted properly. That may very well solve your problems after all APIC stands for Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller. Note the 'interrupt' part. :D

If that doesn't do it go fix your BIOS.
Unfortunately I do not know what your BIOS is like. There should at least be a way to disable the BIOS automatically assigning IRQ's.

edit
DOH! I forgot one- you could also try this:

knoppix pci=biosirq

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 03:27 PM
Yes...well, I thank you in advance and will try the cheatcode. I hope it works. Just so you know....in Windows, there aren't any conflicts...and with all of the IRQ's available, it seems to work fine. If the APIC is the problem HERE, I have a work-around and can leave the BIOS alone...however, before you wrote back, I had an idea to work in the BIOS which might help if this doesn't work.

I'll let you know how things go!

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 04:12 PM
I tried both cheatcodes and separately, and concurrently and it didn't work. I tried about 4 different BIOS configurations and it didn't work. But I noticed something. The Sound card (which isn't working) and the Ethernet "card" are ALWAYS on the same IRQ NO MATTER WHAT I DO. When one moves, the other moves...and I can't separate them.

I am going to unintall my sound card, move it to another slot. I think that might make it find another IRQ. After that...I'll see if they are separated, and then try again. I'll check Windows function first, but then go to Linux and see what happens.

Only problem, I have to go to work soon...and will be "out" for a while....but still, I thank you even if this doesn't work.

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 04:45 PM
Last one for a while. I got the IRQ's separated by changing slots. Actually, the configuration is better now for Windows also because nothing is shared between the sound card and the Ethernet (it really didn't matter anyway before)...but now the Sound card, and ethernet have their OWN IRQ's. But....alas.....Knoppix STILL won't let either of them work. It says that the sound card is unsupported, which makes sense since it's not a very common card. But the ethernet is still not "found" after I have tried all suggestions. My only thing is to play again with the BIOS and see what happens.

Well, if this doesn't work, I'll try the Knoppix 3.2 again and see if that works with this new configuration. If that doesn't work, I'll use my wife's computer! But noooooooooo!....she's writing a thesis!

Oh...how I dream of Knoppix....

I'm getting sick now....

Thanks for all of your help...

I'll check the forums later after work

rickenbacherus
03-25-2003, 04:52 PM
Just so you know....in Windows, there aren't any conflicts...and with all of the IRQ's available, it seems to work fine.

Windows does IRQ sharing. You can have everything on the same IRQ. OK so that's a nice feature but still........well you know :D

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 05:46 PM
Heading out the door...I'll figure it out eventually. Thanks again for all of your help!

Bobmeister
03-25-2003, 11:42 PM
I'm back! Don't know how much I'll get to playing with this tonight because I have to watch the kids. You know.

Hey, I am really new at this Linux stuff, but want to say that this forum is really great. I just have to sit for a couple of days to READ and LEARN. I have been happy with Windows XP...but man...the resources sapped up just running itself. The Unix thing can do the same work in half the time and so efficiently. I look forward to getting "up to speed" with this stuff one day.

Anyway, not related to the stuff above, I just wanted to say THANKS for all of the willingness to help around here.

I'll try a few more things in the BIOS before giving up on the Network card for now. Remember, I have another computer sitting right next to me (when my wife isn't using it!) that runs Knoppix PERFECTLY. So I can work my way around that when I want to be online. In the mean time, I can practice all of the other stuff here because Knoppix runs great except for the above sound and network problems. I'll get there....

rickenbacherus
03-26-2003, 12:11 AM
I have been happy with Windows XP...but man...the resources sapped up just running itself[quote]

On my 550 MHz w/ 224M I can watch a DVD, surf the web, run system monitoring apps, and use a graphhics proggie (gimp) all at the same time and still have processor & ram left. It's been running for 16 days now. My Linux router/DHCP server has been up for nearly 6 weeks! WIN2k made this machine a dog.


[quote]Anyway, not related to the stuff above, I just wanted to say THANKS for all of the willingness to help around here.


de nada hombre'

You're addicted to Linux - I can tell. :D

Bobmeister
03-26-2003, 12:19 AM
Well, if not addicted yet, getting hooked. I might disappear for a while learning stuff. I'll ask more when I run into problems or just have questions that I can't find answered on the forums. I can run the Knoppix on my machine and learn playing with that....and my wife's machine doing the internet stuff.

I will get this network card to work eventually.

The "slow" machine problem....well, as they say, you can get THROUGH Windows with BRUT FORCE! My machine runs OK because it's kinda new, but you KNOW there is something wrong when you see yourself running out of memory with one application going with 256MB of RAM, right? I have a GIG because I work with a lot of image files. But SHEEEESH...come on. I DO have to say that at least Windows will run for a few days before needing a reboot....something needed every hour or two with earlier versions!

But who would run a Windows Server anymore? With Linux, you can set it and forget it. I'll get addicted to this stuff for sure, if not YET. But my problem now is to UNLEARN (repair the damage) and LEARN a lot of the inside "how to's" so that I don't feel lost.

Again...thanks.

rickenbacherus
03-26-2003, 12:28 AM
I've often heard it said that Linux is not well documented-PSHAW! There is so much documentation you couldn't possibly read it all. Here are some other great forums:

www.justlinux.com
www.linuxquestions.org

gluck

Bobmeister
03-26-2003, 09:46 PM
Well, Rickenbacherus, I have finally done just about EVERY combination I can think of. None of it worked. I finally found a combination of assigned IRQ's that eliminated ALL conflicts, but the net card is still "not supported" and the sound card is being mis-identified and of course, not supported.

But how I am loving Knoppix!

So....here is the deal. I am wondering if it's just a matter of my PARTICULAR hardware not being supported with available drivers. That being the potential case, how do we know? Is it documented anywhere or is there a way to PETITION Klaus to include certain hardware for the next release?

Since I am not doing a HARD DISK installation I'm not sure of finding the proper drivers and "installing" them every time. But alas...things do work perfectly in the wife's laptop and EVERY OTHER computer we have tried 3.1 in (still working on 3.2....Video is a little different and I'm trying to get the refresh rate up)....so I'll keep enjoying my edumacation (as my wife says) with things as they are for now.

rickenbacherus
03-26-2003, 11:12 PM
Since you got your IRQ's fixed try this:

modprobe tg3

and see if that will get your NIC working.

Bobmeister
03-27-2003, 12:45 AM
Yes, I should have mentioned that I did a modprobe tg3 command and it had no effect. I still get the "cannot find supported network card" box. But it's OK. I still might get it working some day.

In the mean time, 3.2 really looks great. It has a really nice "feel" and that apps work fine. This is not related to this thread, but it seems as if 3.2 is handling the video differently...I have a slightly smaller screen, same resolution, but it seems as if the refresh rate is smaller. I tried a cheatcode, but it I might have the code wrong because it complained that it didn't exist.

Also, is there a method to get into the Video Driver and change settings from within Knoppix..I can't find anything in the System or other consoles that seems to be what I'm looking for.

rickenbacherus
03-27-2003, 01:11 AM
Ah yes, the good old XF86Config file..............

Become root and type:

mcedit /etc/X11/XF86Config

That is where you can change resolution, screen size, color depth, etc. This is a vast subject. If you want go ahead and post your XF86Config file and we can try to get it to do what you want.

Bobmeister
03-27-2003, 03:49 AM
OK, I'm going to let this one drop because first, I got the cheatcodes to work....as usual, I was too fast and mistyped. But the funny thing is, I kept making the SAME mistake. Sheeesh...I'm getting old. But with a couple of little adjustments, the screen is looking really nice.

This thread is about tired out now....look for me when something blows up and I need HELP again!!!!

By the way.....do you ever sleep?

rickenbacherus
03-27-2003, 04:39 AM
By the way.....do you ever sleep?

lol - I happen to have a job that enables me to spend a great deal of time online.

".....fritter and waste the hours in and of that way....

ktheking
10-14-2003, 02:45 PM
try this :
When using the driver (linux-7.0.0.zip) from broadcom (http://www.broadcom.com/support/downloaddrivers.php)
it works now. (on the livecd version 3.3 from 24/09/2003)
unpack the source zipfile bcm5700-7.0.0.tar.gz to you /home/knoppix

type:
tar xvzf bcm5700-7.0.0.tar.gz

type:
cd /home/knoppix/bcm5700-7.0.0/src

type:
make

type:
insmod bcm5700.o

launch netconfig from menu


greetzzzzzz from Belgium,

PS request on german site (www.knoppix.de) have been made to insert the broadcom driver on the cd.

arkaine23
10-14-2003, 07:19 PM
I included this driver in my remastered cd, overclockix.

http://overclockix.octeams.com