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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: DVD version Reply with quote

I don't know if you followed my threand but I was successful in installing gentoo but I had no internet connection at all.I used the minimal install cd. I don't want to give up so I thought I'd try the dvd. But there is no current releases. My laptop is new. I also don't understand which version I need. Any help appreciated.

Here are the results of lspci

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev e3)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev e3)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev e3)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 (rev 83)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Code:
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 (rev 83)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)


The RTL8101E/RTL8102E wired interface needs the r8169 kernef module.
If you can't modprobe it, you need to add it to your kernel.

Your Wifi needs the wlwifi driver in the kernel and one of the wifi stacks.

The newest Gentoo DVD is from January. Its 64 bit only.
I've raised bug 611996

Hint: Boot your install media, where networking worked and run
Code:
lspci -k

It will show something like
Code:
0a:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
   Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC
   Kernel driver in use: r8169

Its not 100% complete. It will list wlwifi for your wifi but say notitf about all the other wifi options you need too.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mystified ...

rather than minimal, or liveDVD, I'd recommend sysresccd (installed to a USB stick is best as you can update it over time). This is a gentoo based rescue CD/USB with good support for wireless devices, X11, firefox, and many diagnostic/rescue tools.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already did modprobe 8169 and it's there. I don't know about the other because I already started a reinstall but I did genkernel all since it's been years since I compiled a kernel.

i have the rescue cd but the problem I had was that it kept asking for a password. I'll try putting it on a usb stick but I don't know if that will solve the problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mystified wrote:
i have the rescue cd but the problem I had was that it kept asking for a password. I'll try putting it on a usb stick but I don't know if that will solve the problem.

mystified ... I'll admit that the version I have on USB is prehaps a few versions behind the latest, but I've never seen this problem. When booting you should be automatically logged in as root in the console, if you then need to ssh in (as user or root) then you need to create the user (and provide a password), or run 'passwd' for root. Anyhow, without details any attempt to troubleshoot the issue will likely be wrong.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Code:
genkernel all
will not make WiFi work. There are too many conflicting kernel elements.
You will need to follow the Gentoo Wiki Iwlwifi page and adjust the kernel configuration.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well at least now II know.
thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wel it worked! I couldn't help but notice all the things in the kernel that I didn't need like all the modules and drivers that don't apply to my laptop. Maybe after a few kernels I might experiment. Oh well, there isn't ll anything that can't be fixed. Now for the fun part. Thanks for the help and I'll try not to bug you guys for a while. :)
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