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Thread: eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

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    eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    pcnet32 module, kernel 2.4.20, AMD 79C978 chip, phoneline NIC.

    When I boot Gentoo the status of eth0 is up, when I type ifconfig eth0 it says up, running, multicast, etc. When I ping another computer on the network it comes back with 100% packetloss. This has worked in the past with 2.2.X kernels and when I was dualbooting with Win9x (2.4 series). The problem appears to be that the nic isn't brought up in phoneline mode as there are no green lights on, on the card. I have googled this, I have gentoo forumed this, and one issue was solved by disabling ACPI and APM, both of which are disabled in my kernel.

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    Re:eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    Hmm, the fastest way to fix it would be to install redhat. ;D
    Seriously though, wish I could help, but Ive never gentooed b4.

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    Re:eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    Have you tried pinging 127.0.0.1? If you get a reply back then you at least know that your nic card is working.

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    Re:eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    I tried pinging 192.168.0.4 (computer's IP) and it will ping that. Gah, left out some low importance stuff.

    I'm dual booting with Win2k and the nic works in that. This is strictly a kernel 2.4 issue because it worked fine when I was using Debian and a 2.2 kernel.

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    Re:eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    would not having a /etc/inetd.conf file be a problem?

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    Re:eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    After doing a bit more homework it appears that the pcnet32 module was made improperly since it won't use the phoneline but should use the regular ethernet. There is a patch which is http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...05.1/0033.html here. Now the biggie, since there's no downloadable file I saved it to a text file. How do I use this bugger, do I patch just the module or the kernel and remake my modules?

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    Re:eth0 has 100% packetloss w/pcnet32

    After doing a bit more searching I found there are two lines that can be deleted in the pcnet32.c file, once deleted and a make modules & modules_install it works fine. ;D 8) 8) 8)

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