Ubuntu doesn't recognize my second ethernet

Asked by Guillermo Rodoni on 2007-02-10

I'm new in Ubuntu. I have installed it and everything is Ok. The only problem is that I have a network of two PCs. In one of them I had to install two net adapters: one for entering Internet and the other one to link the two PCs with each other. Ubuntu doesn't recognize this last one. Can anybody help me? Thank you in advance.

Question information

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Status:
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Solved by:
Thomas Templin
Solved:
2007-02-17
Last query:
2007-02-17
Last reply:
2007-02-17

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #1

This could be different problems. The driver might not be loaded or installed, or the second card is not confiured correctly.

Could you please past here the out put of

     lsmod

and

    sudo ip link show

could you also please give some information about the cards (what chipset or model/brand)

Thanks

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #2

Here you have:

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13448 1
rfcomm 42260 0
l2cap 27136 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 53476 4 rfcomm,l2cap
nfsd 234276 13
exportfs 7296 1 nfsd
lockd 67976 2 nfsd
sunrpc 165948 8 nfsd,lockd
ipt_TCPMSS 5376 1
xt_limit 3840 8
xt_tcpudp 4480 10
ip_nat_irc 3840 0
ip_nat_ftp 4736 0
iptable_nat 8964 1
iptable_mangle 3968 0
ipt_LOG 8320 8
ipt_MASQUERADE 4864 1
ip_nat 19884 4 ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_ftp,iptable_nat,ipt_MASQUERADE
ipt_TOS 3456 0
ipt_REJECT 6784 1
ip_conntrack_irc 7920 1 ip_nat_irc
ip_conntrack_ftp 8816 1 ip_nat_ftp
xt_state 3328 8
ip_conntrack 53216 8 ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_ftp,iptable_nat,ipt_MASQUERADE,ip_nat,ip_conntrack_irc,ip_conntrack_ftp,xt_state
nfnetlink 8216 2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 4224 1
ip_tables 15204 3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
x_tables 16132 10 ipt_TCPMSS,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,iptable_nat,ipt_LOG,ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_TOS,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables
via 47616 2
drm 88344 3 via
speedstep_lib 5764 0
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
cpufreq_stats 7744 0
freq_table 6048 1 cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave 2944 0
cpufreq_ondemand 8876 0
cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
video 17540 0
tc1100_wmi 8324 0
sony_acpi 6412 0
sbs 16804 0
pcc_acpi 14080 0
i2c_ec 6272 1 sbs
i2c_core 23424 1 i2c_ec
hotkey 11556 0
dev_acpi 12292 0
container 5632 0
button 7952 0
battery 11652 0
asus_acpi 17688 0
ac 6788 0
ipv6 272288 12
fuse 43912 6
lp 12964 0
af_packet 24584 2
snd_hda_intel 20116 1
snd_hda_codec 164608 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm_oss 47360 0
snd_mixer_oss 19584 1 snd_pcm_oss
tsdev 9152 0
snd_pcm 84612 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 25348 1 snd_pcm
snd 58372 8 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 11232 1 snd
evdev 11392 1
sg 37404 0
floppy 63044 0
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
parport_pc 37796 1
parport 39496 2 lp,parport_pc
usbhid 45152 0
psmouse 41352 0
serio_raw 8452 0
via_rhine 26116 0
mii 6912 1 via_rhine
via_agp 11264 1
agpgart 34888 2 drm,via_agp
shpchp 42144 0
pci_hotplug 32828 1 shpchp
pcspkr 4352 0
ext3 142728 1
jbd 62228 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 34696 0
uhci_hcd 24968 0
usbcore 134912 4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
ide_generic 2432 0
ide_cd 33696 0
cdrom 38944 1 ide_cd
via82cxxx 10500 0 [permanent]
sd_mod 22656 6
generic 6276 0
sata_via 10500 5
libata 74892 1 sata_via
scsi_mod 144648 3 sg,sd_mod,libata
thermal 15624 0
processor 31560 1 thermal
fan 6020 0
fbcon 41504 0
tileblit 3840 1 fbcon
font 9344 1 fbcon
bitblit 7168 1 fbcon
softcursor 3328 1 bitblit
vesafb 9244 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8704 1 capability

And here the other:

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ sudo ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,10000> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,10000> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:15:f2:b6:72:d2 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: sit0: <NOARP> mtu 1480 qdisc noop
    link/sit 0.0.0.0 brd 0.0.0.0
raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$

Thank you very much!

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #3

Ok.. could you please paste here the output of

   lspci

and what ethernet cards do you have ?

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #4

Here you have:

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 AHCI/SATA 4-Port Controller
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 90)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 7c)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to PCIE Bridge
00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to PCI Bridge
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UniChrome Pro IGP (rev 01)
02:00.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port
02:00.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port
02:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller
raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$

The cards that are physically installed in my PC are:

- Adaptador Ethernet basado en RTL8029(AS)(Genérico)

-
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

Thank you!

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #5

Since your RTL8029(AS) card is not displayed in the lspci list, I believe it is not detected by the hardware. You should check your motherboard and bios setup if you need to change something there.

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #6

But Windows detects it without any problem. That made me think that all is OK with the motherboard. Am I wrong?

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #7

ok.. in this case we must make sure the right driver is loaded by the kernel.

you could try

   sudo kudzu

if it automatically detect it.

Otherwise, we need to figure out which driver is used by your card

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #8

It seems that I don't have "kudzu"

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ sudo kudzu
Password:
sudo: kudzu: command not found
raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #9

sorry,

   sudo discover

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #10

I got the same result: "command not found"

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #11

Well, I could install "discover".
Here you have the result:

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ sudo discover
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
unknown unknown
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #12

you can install it with

  sudo apt-get install discover1

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #13

What is what I have to install: discover or discover1?

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #14

Please, excuse me. I have click on the wrong place.
My question is: What is what I have to install: discover or discover1?
Thank you once more...

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #15

the package name is discover1. it contains the program discover that can detect hardware.

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #16

Well, I have done it. But the result is an empty screen!!
At first, when I installed "discover", the result was as follows:

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ sudo discover
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
unknown unknown
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$

But now I have installed "discover1" (it asked me to unistall discover) and the result was just an empty line...

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #17

Can you paste the output from

    discovery -d

Thanks

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #18

Can you paste the output from

    discovery -d

Thanks

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #19

Here you have:

raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$ sudo discover -d
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/pci.lst' for reading!
Reading PCI hardware database...
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/pci.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/usb.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/usb.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/pcmcia.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/pcmcia.lst' for reading!
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/pci-26.lst' for reading!
Reading PCI hardware database...
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/pci-26.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/usb-26.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/usb-26.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/pcmcia-26.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/pcmcia-26.lst' for reading!
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/pci-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/lib/discover/pci-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading PCI hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/pci-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/usb-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/lib/discover/usb-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading USB hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/usb-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/etc/discover/pcmcia-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/lib/discover/pcmcia-i386.lst' for reading!
Reading PCMCIA hardware database...
Can't open file `/usr/share/discover/pcmcia-i386.lst' for reading!

Probing PCI cards...
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800CE Host Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 AHCI/SATA 4-Port Controller (ide)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (ide)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (usb)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (usb)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (usb)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (usb)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (usb)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown (Unknown)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (ethernet)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to PCIE Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to PCI Bridge (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown (Unknown)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port (bridge)
        Found VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller (Unknown)

Probing USB devices...
                Found Unknown Unknown
                Found Unknown Unknown
                Found Unknown Unknown
                Found Unknown Unknown
                Found Unknown Unknown
                Found Unknown Unknown

Probing SCSI devices...
                Found ATA WDC WD800JD-08LS (4)

Probing parallel ports...
                Found [/dev/lp0]

Probing serial ports...
                Found [/dev/ttyS0]
raulkirin@GUILLERMO:~$

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #20

Maybe you have some problems with the interrupts.

try booting without apci could work.

another idea I have is to put an alias line into the /etc/modules file, i.e

    alias eth1 ne2k-pci

which would link the ne2000 driver to the eth1 interface

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #21

I'm sorry to be so new in Ubuntu (and in Linux).
I don't know what I must do to boot without "apci".
Regarding the other possibiity, do I have to edit modules file and add that line?
Thank you a lot again!

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #22

Edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst

the entry the starts your ubuntu has a line starting with kernel.

you can add pci=noapci at the end of the line.

I would copy the whole paragraph of lines for this (starting with title and ending with boot) in order to create a new menu item, just in case you run in troubles with your change you can always select the original one.

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #23

I've done it, but when it starts booting, it appears a phrase beginning with a long number and then saying something as "unknown option...".
Then all continues as ever...

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #24

And if you just add noapic at the end?

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #25

Nothing.
I've done it. Now it boots normally, but the result is the same. I have checked "ifconfig" and there only appears eth0.
I'm sorry. I really thank you very much and hope that you can go on helping me.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #26

Maybe you could use another linux version, i.e. Knoppix since you can boot from CD and see if you can get to see your second network card, and if you can, you might look for differences.

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #27

Give some minutes and I'll look for another version. Then I'll tell you. Thank you once more...

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #28

Well, I attempted to do it, but I just found two other Live CDs (Knoppix and PCLinux) and both of them are older.
None of them recognized the card but they didn't recognize other elemts either, as the USB optical mouse, for example.
But, on the other hand, Windows works wihout problems...
I don't know what do do more...
Thank you, my friend!

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #29

Well, it might be a good idea to swap out for a different Ethernet card, they can be found for under $10. An example would be:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833180025

Or if you are looking into faster speeds for the future, gigabit ethernet could be an option:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833180026

Of course it is probably not the absolute best answer, but if your current hardware is not supported, $10 isn't really that much to fix the problem.

Best Regards,

Williamts99

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #30

OK, but further than that, I would like to investigate the reason why Ubunty doesn't recognize my card...

Thomas Templin (coastgnu) said : #31

The question should be, "why did my windows system not notice this card as broken" :-)

Realtec cards, especially those comming along as cheap version by noname vendors, are known for their weird behaviours from time to time.
I had a couple of noname realtec cards which seem to work under windows but are broken under linux. After monitoring the card in an testbed environment it showes up that the cards don't work as they should do in windows too. E.g. the transfer rates are very bad, a lot of packets are corrupt.
But in windows they are reported as working.

What I've learned by this was, in windows even hardware which is almost broken is reported as OK and Linux Systems are much more sensible (and correct) in their way of reporting hardware status.

The conclusion I made for myself.
- I'm always testing hardware in linux systems.
- I don't use noname (in the meaning of crap) hardware anymore.
  E.g. 3Com cards, they come along with a live long warranty.

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #32

I have a new data.
I've changed the roles of the 2 PCs. So the one that was the gateway now is the client and viceversa. And everything is pefect! So my problem is solved. But the question persists...
Why my old AMD 550 recognizes the card and work perfectly, and the new Pentium IV 3 GB doesn't?
Thank you for all.

Thomas Templin (coastgnu) said : #33

The problem with electronic circuits is that they are manufactured and during the process they get calibrated to fit into a specific signal range / signal quality. This calibration may shift after a certain period of time and time of use. This range may fit using it with another component, or not. So by this and by the range with comes along with the quality of other components used it may happen that a card (which is a circuit) may work with one mainboard and may not with another one. Or it may work in combination with another card (e.g. a graphic card) on mainboard A but not on mainboard B.

I've been working in the assembly of computer systems some years ago and we had what we called 'blacklists' of components (e.g. graphic cards, network cards, scsi controllers ...) which will not work with specific mainboards or specific combination of other cards.

So in your case it seemes that the network cards signal range (or better quality) is good enough for the older p-III 500 board but not good enough for the newer board. To be honest that is what I would expect, newer boards are much more rigid in fitting predefined signal ranges / qualitiy than old ones. (frequencies are much higher on newer boards)

Knowing which components will bring a performant and failure less system is what makes the quality of a hardware company in the assembly sector.

For a private user who wants to build up his own system this is a bit like playing roulette. It may happen that you have to drop a choosen card and try another one. Or use it in another computer as you just did. :-))

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #34

Thank you very much! Your reply was very clear and made me see facts that I hadn't thought before.
Perhaps you let me abuse a little of your patience and can help me with another question.
As I said, my two PCs are networking now, acting the oldest one as the server and the newest as client. When both are running Windws XP there is no problem. But under Ubuntu, the client can get to Internet only if the server runs Windows.
I should like that both of them work well under Ubuntu, too. Could you give me some idea about what I have to do?
Thank you again.

Best Thomas Templin (coastgnu) said : #35

OK, but you better should open a new support request / thread for a new question. By doing so others are able to find an answer, what is quite tricky if several questions / answers are mixed in one support request.

I will have an eye to your open requests so I don't miss the new one.

Guillermo Rodoni (kirin) said : #36

User confirmed that the request is solved.