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18 Sep 2022 00:59 #252216 by tommylight
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Do you guys have a recommendation for a stable install if using a Mesa 7i92m card ?

The official ISO from the downloads section.
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18 Sep 2022 01:36 #252223 by jay.perez1
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That would be my preference tommylight.

My friend and I have spent weeks trying to get the official Debian 10 with LinuxCNC 2.8.2 to install on 5 different desktops with no success. The network installation fails. Thing is, we did not have this problem several months ago using the exact same installation media on the exact same USB thumb drives. I have two computers currently running it but don't dare touch them for fear of buggering them up.

I've posted here and on the Debian forums but haven't been able to resolve the network issue.

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18 Sep 2022 06:15 #252238 by rodw
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That would be my preference tommylight.

My friend and I have spent weeks trying to get the official Debian 10 with LinuxCNC 2.8.2 to install on 5 different desktops with no success. The network installation fails. Thing is, we did not have this problem several months ago using the exact same installation media on the exact same USB thumb drives. I have two computers currently running it but don't dare touch them for fear of buggering them up.

I've posted here and on the Debian forums but haven't been able to resolve the network issue.

It sounds like your network NIC is not supported in the Buster kernel. You need to tell us what network card you have for us to advise.
This is  good reason to use a later version of debian but then this error finishing read is likely to bite if using Mesa hardware.
It might be possible to just install the network driver from the manufacturer's site.
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18 Sep 2022 18:22 #252281 by JT
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For anyone following along when I installed Debian 11.5 and it was so nice to erase a 2TB drive that was also plugged in to that PC... I wondered why it too forever to install.

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19 Sep 2022 13:19 #252339 by JT
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I upgraded to Debian 12 and the onboard NIC stopped working so I went up to 13. now to restore everything that I can...

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20 Sep 2022 07:26 #252383 by rodw
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For anyone following along when I installed Debian 11.5 and it was so nice to erase a 2TB drive that was also plugged in to that PC... I wondered why it too forever to install.

JT

I like my 12 TB Synology NAS even more now. Its over 12 years old and I have replaced 2 drives (out of 5) in the last 2 years. It works really well with linux clients too..

Has Debian 13 solved the NIC latency?

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20 Sep 2022 12:20 #252395 by JT
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For anyone following along when I installed Debian 11.5 and it was so nice to erase a 2TB drive that was also plugged in to that PC... I wondered why it too forever to install.

JT
I like my 12 TB Synology NAS even more now. Its over 12 years old and I have replaced 2 drives (out of 5) in the last 2 years. It works really well with linux clients too..

Has Debian 13 solved the NIC latency?
 

Aye, my NAS is a life saver.

I've not got far enough to test the Ethernet issue...

JT
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24 Oct 2022 04:18 - 24 Oct 2022 04:43 #254881 by jay.perez1
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rodw post=252238 userid=20660

It sounds like your network NIC is not supported in the Buster kernel. You need to tell us what network card you have for us to advise.
This is  good reason to use a later version of debian but then this error finishing read is likely to bite if using Mesa hardware.
It might be possible to just install the network driver from the manufacturer's site.



Thanks rodw,

After MANY attempts, using the same USB drive and media, to install the official version of LinuxCNC I managed to get past several roadblocks and have what I believe is a good installation. Even appeared to have both the wired and wireless networks working.

Sooo ... I disconnected the Ethernet cable going to my home network and plugged it into the Mesa 7i92 board. Very excited at this point !

My joy was premature.

The NIC stopped working/responding and I can no longer launch the nm-tray 'Editor' by right-clicking on the network icon in the top-right corner as I was before. (Found a post where I can use the 'sudo nmtui' command to launch it.)

Bought a new pci-e NIC from this site (www.amazon.com/dp/B08V1HG47H?psc=1&ref=p...dt_b_product_details) which stated it was Linux compatible and installed it.

As best as I can tell the new card is not recognized by the system and there are no drivers loaded for the card so I downloaded this driver (2.5G Ethernet LINUX driver r8125 for kernel up to 5.19) from the website and attempted to install them. (They also list (Linux driver for kernel 2.4.x (Support x86 and x64)) but I haven't tried it.

They provide a 'Makefile' but it fails. Got past the first fail by manually creating a new 'build' directory in the Modules folder for the drivers to be built in ?  It then fails due to a bad 'clean' command error message; make: *** No rule to make target 'clean'.  Stop. Searched for a solution and tried a variety of commands. Pretty sure things were correct on my end but still no luck.

Questions:

    Is there a easy way to get the new NIC to be recognized ?

    Should I try the other driver ?

Thanks all.
I'm trying to get a working system so we can start using JT's configuration tool but it's been months of struggling.
Last edit: 24 Oct 2022 04:43 by jay.perez1. Reason: Because I don't know what I'm doing ... ;-)

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24 Oct 2022 17:38 #254925 by andypugh
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I don't think that nm-tray knows how to connect to a Mesa card, if that is what you are expecting.

Did you make the changes to the etc/netwrork/interfaces as suggested in the hm2_eth docs?

linuxcnc.org/docs/stable/html/man/man9/hm2_eth.9.html

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