Confused (eth0) - Still Confused.

Reg Clemens reg at
Tue Jan 24 19:20:40 UTC 2006

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Comments: In-reply-to Edward Dekkers <edward at>
   message dated "Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:43:13 +0800."
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> Reg Clemens wrote:
> > OK, Im confused.
> > 
> > I have an OLD 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp kernel which boots just fine,
> > the /etc/modprobe.conf file has the line
> >     alias eth0              sk98lin
> > and ethernet comes up just fine.
> > 
> > I have a couple of other kernels which have been downloaded from
> > RPMS.updates, and they DONT bring up the eth0.  Rather than trying
> > to figure out what was wrong with them, I just built a
> > kernel, and sure enough I get the same error message, viz
> > 
> > Bringing up interface eth0: sk98lin device eth0 does not seem to be present, ..
> > 
> > Whats going on here?
> > same modprobe.conf, and the sk98lin.ko file is there in /lib/modules/ for the
> > new kernel.  The /proc/modules shows the sk98lin module to be loaded.
> > 
> > For reference, this IS a D945Gnt motherboard, which does have onboard 
> > ethernet, but I have yet to get Linux to notice either the ethernet or
> > the onboard soundcard.
> > 
> > Any suggestions appreciated.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> I would firstly suggest you get vanilla kernel updates the exact way the 
> other on this list do - up2date or yum. There should be no need to mess 
> around like you are.
> Now, the D945GNT smells like a genuine Intel board. In my experience, 
> they only EVER have ether express chips built into them. I've never used 
> a sk98lin module ever on an Intel board, it's always the e100 module or 
> similar.
> Could you please run lspci and confirm the LAN chip you have on the board.

Well the board is 'Genuine Intel' but that seems to be the problem, It
has a new series of hardware on it and it doesnt seem that Linux supports
it yet (I would SWEAR that I saw some announcement that a late version of
Linux was supporting the 945 board, but I cant find that statement anywhere)

In any case, neither ethernet nor sound work.  Ive added a Sound Blaster
to get around the one problem and a D-Link ethernet card to get around
the other (its the sk98lin).

Now I notice one more message during the boot.  

It says:

    PCI: Fail to allocate mem resource #6: 20000 at 48000000 for 0000:01:00.0

Why this would happen under Fedora5 and not Fedora4 would be my first 
question, unles of course Fedora5 is recognizing one of the onboard devices
that Fedora4 doesnt...

I guess I can try pulling the ethernet card and see if that gets rid of
the above message (and then the sound blaster) but Ive never had problems
like this with Linux before (Back thru RedHat 6.x) so I consider this just
plain strange.

And I guess I COULD downgrade the motherboard.
That would be a pain, but Im sure it would solve the problem.

Any thoughts, PLEASE....

and here is the lspci, its the same on Fedora4/5, the lspci -vv is slightly
different between the two.


[reg at deneb ~]$ more lspci-Fedora4
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 945G/P Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 945G/P PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition 
Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 
(rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 
(rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 
(rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 
(rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 
(rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 
(rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 
(rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI 
Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface 
Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller 
(rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial 
ATA Storage Controllers
cc=IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600] (rev 
05:00.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-2940U2/U2W
05:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
05:03.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 
[reg at deneb ~]$ 


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