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mikefot
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: problem getting network card working on laptop Reply with quote

Dear All,

I have installed gentoo on an hp laptop running an athlon 64 X2 chip.

running lspci shows the ethernet contoller stuff to be

NVIDIA MCP 67 Ethernet (rev a2)

and Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR 542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI Express) (rev 01).


The network is dead.

Running
Code:
dhcpcd
doesn't help.

It worked OK with the genkernel kernel.

In the kernel network card support listings found by running
Code:
make menuconfig
the Atheros stuff seems much newer and thus perhaps irrelevant here.

The kernel is 5.1.16-gentoo.

Suggestions getting the kernel to see the network card appreciated.

Regards

Michael Fothergill
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NeddySeagoon
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikefot,

You need the forcdeth driver for your wired ethernet.

Wireless is ath5k and the user space tools (wpa_supplicant) to cope with the wifi encryption.
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mikefot
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for your advice.

I emerged some kernel firmware files and now dhcp works.

Regards

MF

PS

My /etc/conf.d/net file looks like this:

Code:
cat /home/mikef # more /etc/conf.d/net
dns_domain_lo="fish"
config_eth0="dhcp"
cat /home/mikef #


Do I need more entries in it?

MF


PS Would it make sense to create a file called
Code:
 local.start
in
Code:
 /etc/local.d
and then write:

Code:
dhcpcd -k eth0
dhcpcd -nd eth0                  ## (i use oftenly the -nd flag)


in it so it would be run after I log in?

Regards

MF

PPS

If I would do this I need to follow the instructions at the end of this page


https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki//etc/local.d
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