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SubjectRe: Newbie with SiS 900 NIC driver, SuSE 8.1 and Fujitsu-Siemens Celvin EasyPC.
On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 10:31, Brian Durant wrote:
> Please personally CC the answers/comments posted to the list in response
> to my posting, as I am not a list member. I have tried getting the SiS
> 900 driver to run on SuSE 7.3, (and now) 8.1, Mandrake 8, 8.1, 9, Debian
> 3 rev.1 as well as running the latest Knoppix, none of which has been
> successful. Being a newbie and having only an interest in this one issue
> that I have never been able to resolve, I really don't belong on the
> list either. However, I believe that there is either a bug in the driver
> or my configuration is not supported. Either way, I would like to get
> the issue cleared up.
> Anyway, to the issue at hand. There is a Fujitsu-Siemens Celvin EasyPC
> connected to my home WAN/LAN that I have been trying to get to work with
> the SiS 900 driver. The box has a SiS 900 NIC built into a Biostar
> motherboard and uses an Award BIOS. The WAN/LAN consists of 4 computers
> connected to a LinkSys router and a 3 Com cable modem. All other
> computers are able to connect to the Internet through auto DHCP,
> including one that is a dual boot Win2k Pro and SuSE 8.1 box. The Celvin
> is neither able to connect through auto DHCP or with a static IP
> address. I have checked the physical connection using a USB to Ethernet
> adapter and Knoppix, so I know the problem doesn't lie there. The SiS
> 900 NIC itself, works fine under Win 98 SE. This seems to me to rule out
> a number of things. Using SuSE 8.1, I have tried:

This box I have at work is an Asus CUSI-M with sis900 NIC. Works
just dandy.

There are no real caveats I know of, so maybe just include relevant
info, like full dmesg, lspci, kernel version. output of ifconfig, etc.

Here is mine .. maybe you spot something. Also, might try a bios update

----------------- relevant dmesg -------------------------
sis900.c: v1.08.06 9/24/2002
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:01.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:05.0
eth0: SiS 900 Internal MII PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd400, IRQ 10, 00:e0:18:27:03:cc.
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex

workshop module-init-tools-0.9.10 # lsmod | grep sis
sis 47904 1
sis900 12236 1
workshop module-init-tools-0.9.10 # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630 Host (rev 21)
00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C503/5513
00:01.1 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900
10/100 Ethernet (rev 83)
00:01.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (rev 07)
00:01.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (rev 07)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5591/5592 AGP
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
SiS630 GUI Accelerator+3D (rev 21)
workshop module-init-tools-0.9.10 # ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:18:27:03:CC
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:159732 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:137561 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:74381620 (70.9 Mb) TX bytes:23243550 (22.1 Mb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xd400

workshop module-init-tools-0.9.10 # uname -a
Linux workshop 2.4.20-win4lin-r1 #2 Fri Feb 28 10:51:31 SAST 2003 i686
Celeron (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
workshop module-init-tools-0.9.10 #


Martin Schlemmer

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