3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

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3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby cRuNcHiE » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:19

Hi there,

I have just tried getting 4.3e to work with the Dell dimension 5000 here at work but with no joy.

The network card is detected but it cannot get an ip via kdenetwork manager or via net-setup (without kde network loaded)

If i manually set an ip via net-setup i still cant get on the internet or talk to my router.

The card works 100% fine in other distros e.g ubuntu or fedora

i was advised to post lspci info here so here it is!

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localhost noteworthy # lspci -G
Trying method 1......using /sys/bus/pci...OK
Decided to use Linux-sysfs
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]
04:02.0 Modem: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI (rev 04)
04:03.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)


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Any ideas on how to get this going?

cheers
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby Dark_MaGe » Thu Sep 06, 2007 13:11

can you post your dmesg?, also try using ifconfig to set a static ip, and don't forget that when you use net-setup you need to change manually /etc/resolv.conf adding
Code: Select all
"nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
where the xxx.xxx... is the address of your router
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby BillDozer » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:53

Is there a resolution for this? I just installed 3.4F and have this issue. When I had Gentoo on here a few months back there was no problem with it. It is almost like the firewall is blocking all traffic in and out. All that I get is a 169.254.x.x address and that is no good.
I get an error when I issue the command: dhcpcd eth0
It states that eth0 timed out.

If I boot to the Gentoo 2007.0 LiveDVD the card works just fine. As you are based on Gentoo I am wondering what has changed for you that the card no longer works.

Hardware:
Dell Inspiron 5100
P4 2.66GHz
1GB Ram
60GB HDD
15"Screen 1600X1200
ATI Radeon 32MB
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby WarraWarra » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:44

Yup change /etc/resolv.conf to a known working dns or to the routers + isp dns's.
nameserver 192.168.1.1
nameserver isp dns1
nameserver isp dns2
or similar.

If the cable is securely inserted into both slots and the spring clip is erect / locked then it should work. Been there done this error before :oops:

See dhcp below as some of the dhcp versions is more sensative or less than others and the ones in SUSE / Debian / Gentoo is of the x86 / stable / older versions and you might have the testing unstable version that causes the bug or ~x86 version. See /etc/make.conf / search the forum for dhcp working versions or copy from gentoo install cd /dvd and replace with current SL version to see if this fixes something.

If in the live cd / dvd it gets connected but not the installed then something was messed up during install ?? If yes then the cable / router / pc +SL is good.
If not then cable / router needs attention / 5mins powered off to get rid of static etc and powered back on or even a good reset to default after backing the config file of it up.
Some routers the bug comes back if you reimport the backed up config file = weard but setting the reseted to same settings = working still ?? Linksys firmware aarrgghh.

Alternatively getting the latest firmware for the router or even openwrt linux firmware for it helps to fix this.

Then can you see the router / wifi router and login to it or your cable / modem and login to it but still no inet , if yes = resolv.conf = funky.

If not then likely the "emerge -s dhcp" needs to be checked as it could have the funky one as posted a few times in the forums.
Think the 3.06 and before was okay and 3.10 or later was okay again. In between was funky versions have to check on numbers.

By default my bcm440 lan Dell laptop eth connection connects in all of them provided there is no mac adress block or I am using a good cable as some routers hate patch cables in a cross over port or vica versa something like this and causes timeouts in SL as a result = 169.254..... ip's = bad router firmware.

This is about the extent of the problems.

Listing the dmesg tail part also helps to find what it is complaining about and so can find the bug / cause for this problem. Some one will psot with dmesg tail how-to code to use or search the forums for it.

Hope this helps.
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby BillDozer » Thu Nov 15, 2007 0:51

I have tried everything that you suggest. I have even gone and looked at my DHCP server settings to see if there is something there that might be causing the issues. The DHCP is not coming from a router but an actual server at my company. I thought that it was the distro and that there was something wrong with it so I loaded it on another computer and am not having any issues at all with it there. But the hardware is different. I think that you need to look at the b44 module and make sure that it is compiling properly and with the right options. I noticed it is showing as not being on the pci bus. I have also noticed that when the card is getting a DHCP address it only holds it for about 30 seconds and then it can no longer use it. As I stated in the last post, under the Gentoo 2007.0 LiveDVD this card works fine. Under your LiveDVD the card does not work, and under the installed Sabayon OS it does not work either.

Should I recompile the kernel and all modules to see if there was an issue during compilation? and if so, what kernel are you using and is the source installed during the install from the DVD?

What else would you suggest that I do?
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby WarraWarra » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:31

Have a look at my lspci / lsmod as I posted yesterday in general / "SL + DV guide thingy" maybe you can see something in there that is different from yours.

Will see what I can find and post back later today. 3.4F I still have the live dvd and will try it on mine + lan eth cable.
Just hang in there for a bit.
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby BillDozer » Fri Nov 16, 2007 19:08

Well I can say that it is specific to that card on 3.4F. I have Sabayon installed on 2 other laptops with different ehternet cards and they work just fine. I am going to see if I can redo the genkernel compile of the kernel to see if there is something that can be done with the driver. I am going to try to compile it into the kernel just to see if that helps at all.

Keep me posted if you find anything and I will do the same.
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Re: 3.4e - cannot get WIRED network going. Broadcom 440x

Postby Beatnik » Sun Dec 09, 2007 23:53

I have the same problem using Sabayon 3.4F cd and dvd versions, Sabayon is on my Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebook with a Broadcom 4400 network card.
The network icon appears as connected, but internet is not being received, and also is not visible my other PC on the network with Windows XP and its shared files.

Interesting is that I have no network problems using Sabayon version 3.3
For now, I think I will have to use Sabayon 3.3

What else can I do?
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