Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Asus F3SV Laptop - Can't get on net with ethernet (Ubuntu 8.04)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    23

    Asus F3SV Laptop - Can't get on net with ethernet (Ubuntu 8.04)

    Hi, I'm a newbie to Linux and Ubuntu, could use some help.

    System Specs:
    Asus F3SV Laptop
    Centrino Duo
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
    Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet (Now bought by Atheros)
    Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

    OS Specs:
    XP Pro (SP2) - Works 100%
    Ubuntu 8.04 - kernel 2.6.24-17-generic
    gnome 2.22.2


    Net hardware specs:

    DSL modem
    Router - wired (It doesn't matter what, works 100%, including dhcp. upnp disabled though and it must stay so.)

    Problem:
    First I should say that everything on this laptop works 100% with XP.
    I should also say that there are a number of computers in the house, and they all work 100% in every respect.

    I installed ubuntu as a dual boot on this laptop because I wanted to give linux a try. I used the 64bit alternate disc.

    The system under ubuntu 8.04 seems to work fine, I like it.
    The disc came with kernel 2.6.24-16.

    On the day I installed ubuntu everything worked including the ethernet, at least as far as I could tell. I rebooted the laptop a number of times during the evening and the ethernet got me to the net every time.

    I let ubuntu update, got a new kernel automatically. Then I shut the system down for the night. Next day, the etherent did not work. After many tries and reboots I booted to the older kernel and the ethernet worked to my surprise.

    I soon discovered (after a few more boots) that it was odd luck. Most of the time the ethernet does not work, regardless of which kernel I boot too. This makes me question if it was OK prior to the kernel update. I had very limited time with it, just a few hours. It could very well have been flaky from the start. Right now, it works, and it will until I reboot or shut down. Perhaps it will work even after a reboot if I'm lucky, but I know from experiance that it only works in 1 in 10 reboots. It always works with XP on this very same laptop so I know it is not the router or defective hardware.

    I'm new to linux, as I have said, so I don't know the console (and thus linux admin) but I tried the following:

    Console feedback:
    I should say that right now it is one of those rare times that it does work, this is what I get now.

    when I type:
    ifconfig

    I get:
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr EDITED OUT FOR PRIVACY
    inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: EDITED OUT FOR PRIVACY Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:2730 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2625 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:2720151 (2.5 MB) TX bytes:340487 (332.5 KB)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:2298 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2298 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:115688 (112.9 KB) TX bytes:115688 (112.9 KB)

    At the times it does not work (most of time), I try to get a new dhcp IP,
    by typing:
    sudo dhclient eth0

    Normally, I get something along these lines:
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    This is actually the first time that sudo dhclient eth0 worked (Got me on the net). Yes I have clicked the net icon next to the clock and chose "Manual configuration" and there selected dhcp for the etherenet card.



    Typing:
    modinfo atl1 (atl1 is the driver name I take it)

    I get:
    filename: /lib/modules/2.6.24-17-generic/kernel/drivers/net/atl1/atl1.ko
    version: 2.0.7
    license: GPL
    description: Attansic 1000M Ethernet Network Driver
    author: Attansic Corporation <xiong_huang@attansic.com>, Chris Snook <csnook@redhat.com>, Jay Cliburn <jcliburn@gmail.com>
    srcversion: D4A09843942F6B8C6009011
    alias: pci:v00001969d00001048sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends: mii
    vermagic: 2.6.24-17-generic SMP mod_unload
    parm: int_mod_timer:Interrupt moderator timer (array of int)
    parm: flash_vendor:SPI flash vendor (array of int)
    Last edited by bla; May 30th, 2008 at 10:00 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    6

    Re: Asus F3SV Laptop - Can't get on net with ethernet (Ubuntu 8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by bla View Post
    Hi, I'm a newbie to Linux and Ubuntu, could use some help.

    System Specs:
    Asus F3SV Laptop
    Centrino Duo
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
    Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet (Now bought by Atheros)
    Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

    OS Specs:
    XP Pro (SP2) - Works 100%
    Ubuntu 8.04 - kernel 2.6.24-17-generic
    gnome 2.22.2


    Net hardware specs:

    DSL modem
    Router - wired (It doesn't matter what, works 100%, including dhcp. upnp disabled though and it must stay so.)

    Problem:
    First I should say that everything on this laptop works 100% with XP.
    I should also say that there are a number of computers in the house, and they all work 100% in every respect.

    I installed ubuntu as a dual boot on this laptop because I wanted to give linux a try. I used the 64bit alternate disc.

    The system under ubuntu 8.04 seems to work fine, I like it.
    The disc came with kernel 2.6.24-16.

    On the day I installed ubuntu everything worked including the ethernet, at least as far as I could tell. I rebooted the laptop a number of times during the evening and the ethernet got me to the net every time.

    I let ubuntu update, got a new kernel automatically. Then I shut the system down for the night. Next day, the etherent did not work. After many tries and reboots I booted to the older kernel and the ethernet worked to my surprise.

    I soon discovered (after a few more boots) that it was odd luck. Most of the time the ethernet does not work, regardless of which kernel I boot too. This makes me question if it was OK prior to the kernel update. I had very limited time with it, just a few hours. It could very well have been flaky from the start. Right now, it works, and it will until I reboot or shut down. Perhaps it will work even after a reboot if I'm lucky, but I know from experiance that it only works in 1 in 10 reboots. It always works with XP on this very same laptop so I know it is not the router or defective hardware.

    I'm new to linux, as I have said, so I don't know the console (and thus linux admin) but I tried the following:

    Console feedback:
    I should say that right now it is one of those rare times that it does work, this is what I get now.

    when I type:
    ifconfig

    I get:



    At the times it does not work (most of time), I try to get a new dhcp IP,
    by typing:
    sudo dhclient eth0

    Normally, I get something along these lines:


    This is actually the first time that sudo dhclient eth0 worked (Got me on the net). Yes I have clicked the net icon next to the clock and chose "Manual configuration" and there selected dhcp for the etherenet card.



    Typing:
    modinfo atl1 (atl1 is the driver name I take it)

    I get:



    HI Friend
    Please Test this Command in Konsole :

    $ sudo ifconfig -a

    this command search for all network interfaces as like as WLan
    Lan and ....

    be happy forever and ever

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    23

    Re: Asus F3SV Laptop - Can't get on net with ethernet (Ubuntu 8.04)

    Hey there, thanks for your help.

    I've been trying to get online for the past hour...
    It is again one of those few lucky times that I got online with ubuntu.
    Xp always works (so it is not hardware, cable, or router).

    I just want to add that in the router I have a STATIC DHCP IP set for
    the laptop ethernet. That ip is 192.168.0.100.
    The routers ip is 192.168.0.138. So anyway... the interesting thing about setting ubuntu to dhcp is that it know all this as can be seen from the
    sudo ifconfig output i posted above...
    Sometimes it works, sometimes not...but it always seems to know because of having info cached.

    I've now set things to a manual config and entered the values by hand.
    I tried this before, it did not work. I tried it a few times today, it did not work. Now with the same thing, it works. No typos were made for sure. Basically it looks as flaky as dhcp was.

    When I have probs again, I'll post the sudo ifconfig (with the "-a"), as you want.

    I should also mention, that i have disabled IPv6 in ubuntu yesterday and that did seem to help a bit but still flaky.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    23

    Re: Asus F3SV Laptop - Can't get on net with ethernet (Ubuntu 8.04)

    [UN EDITED OUT]@ubuntu:~$ sudo ifconfig -a
    [sudo] password for [UN EDITED OUT]:
    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr [MAC EDITED OUT XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX]  
              inet addr:192.168.0.100  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:49 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:6
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:4359 (4.2 KB)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:180 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:180 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:9864 (9.6 KB)  TX bytes:9864 (9.6 KB)
    The above is what I get when it doesn't work.

    The internal IP: 192.168.0.100 you see above is correct. This is the static dhcp ip set for my laptop's mac in my dlink router. This is also the ip i set in the manual config of ubuntu.

    The router IP is also correct.

    Yet...doesn't work.

    If i unplug/replug the lan cable a few times, then eventualy it works.
    This however for sure is not a cable, router issue, because with the exact hardware on this very laptop evrything works 100% with XP.
    Last edited by bla; June 3rd, 2008 at 10:04 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    23

    Re: Asus F3SV Laptop - Can't get on net with ethernet (Ubuntu 8.04)

    c'mon... no one can help?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •