Sis900 PCI FAST Internet Driver?

Forum Forums Official Releases antiX-17 “Heather Heyer, Helen Keller” Sis900 PCI FAST Internet Driver?

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  • #60394
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    stroudmw

    I’ve got a very old Acer Aspire 3000 laptop. Really old: it has a job sticker on it from 2007!
    It works fine: I’ve got Antix 17.4.1 32 bit non-PAE running, and idles along happily using <70 Mib RAM.
    But I can’t get connected to the internet.

    Here are the details:

    System:
      Host: zero Kernel: 4.9.160-antix.2-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
      Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17.4.1_386-full Helen Keller 28 March 2019 
      base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
    Machine:
      Type: Other-vm? System: Acer product: Aspire 3000 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
      Mobo: Acer model: Lugano M serial: <filter> BIOS: Acer v: 3A27 date: 08/24/05 
    Battery:
      ID-1: BAT1 charge: 11.9 Wh condition: 11.9/29.6 Wh (40%) model: SANYO 10ZL 
      status: Full 
    CPU:
      Topology: Single Core model: Mobile AMD Sempron 3000+ bits: 32 type: UP 
      arch: K8 rev.E rev: 2 L2 cache: 128 KiB 
      flags: nx pae sse sse2 sse3 bogomips: 1600 
      Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/1800 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 800 
    Graphics:
      Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA 
      Display Adapter 
      vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
      Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: vesa resolution: 1024x768~61Hz 
      OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 
      direct render: Yes 
    Audio:
      Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 AC97 Sound 
      vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.7 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.160-antix.2-486-smp 
    Network:
      Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet 
      vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: N/A port: 1800 bus ID: 00:04.0 
    Drives:
      Local Storage: total: 66.51 GiB used: 4.25 GiB (6.4%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD400UE-22HCT0 size: 37.26 GiB 
      ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade size: 29.25 GiB 
    Partition:
      ID-1: / size: 35.44 GiB used: 4.17 GiB (11.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
      ID-2: swap-1 size: 1024.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
    Sensors:
      System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Info:
      Processes: 129 Uptime: 10m Memory: 716.4 MiB used: 90.4 MiB (12.6%) Init: SysVinit 
      runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.36 
    
     Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet driver: N/A
    
     

    Can anyone help, please?

    #60398
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    caprea
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    Did the internet work during the live-session ?
    What happens if you try
    sudo modprobe sis900

    #60399
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    stroudmw
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    Thanks for your reply. Nothing happens when I do sudo modprobe sis900. It just goes to a new line: no feedback at all.
    And it doesn’t work with the live session… either with Antix or one of the Puppies that I tried.

    #60403
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    anticapitalista
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    Are you sure the ethernet device is not damaged?
    I ask because the drivers have been compiled as modules in the kernel.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

    #60404
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    I have absolutely no idea. How can I tell?
    I don’t really use this thing and it’s just been gathering dust. But I thought it might be fun to get it up and running again.
    I can do a USB tether to my phone and connect that way, but that’s not really an elegant solution.

    #60405
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    Are you sure the ethernet device is not damaged?
    I ask because the drivers have been compiled as modules in the kernel.

    Ok… I’ve now also tried Gentoo and Lubuntu 18.04 and they didn’t work either. I think you must be right and my ethernet port must be damaged.

    #60407
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    caprea
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    It might be possible the card is deactivated in the bios.

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