[SOLVED] New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge ... DH67BL mobo

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[SOLVED] New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge ... DH67BL mobo

Post by vrkrao » 2011/07/29 16:44:18

Hi,

* Assembled a box with Intel DH67BL mobo + i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge) (Intel H67 Express Chipset - motherboard)
* 1 TB, Western Digital HDD, 4gbx2 (8GB) RAM
* Downloaded CentOS6.0 DVD isos. With DVD #1, installation went fine. Everything was text based. I did not get any option of installing in GUI mode.
* I'm not able to connect to internet aswell. I connect to my ISP with my laptop and use a 2nd port from modem (wired) to connect Linux box.
* Read on this forum that there is no graphics support in CentOS 6.0 for this chipset (Intel HD Graphics) and it is addressed in kernel 2.6.38. I'm a novice
w.r.t Linux and this is my first try. I downloaded the stuff from the following page http://intellinuxgraphics.org/2011Q1.html . But tried loading gcc from
DVD #1 using rpm. Fails due to a lot of dependency files.
* Onboard Graphics (Intel HD Graphics chipset)
* Onboard Intel? 82579V Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Ethernet LAN controller - Also read on internet that present kernel does not have support for this.

I'm providing the ./getinfo.sh data.
I've also done ethtool eth0 at the prompt and enclosed the output for your reference. I 've cat both the outputs into a single file attached as getinfo_ethdata.

Please help me with the following as I'm stuck.
1. How I can use/get to GUI
2. How I can connect to Internet.

Thanking you,
Ramki.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by TrevorH » 2011/07/29 18:30:29

For the GUI really the only option is wait for CentOS 6.1 :-(

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by vrkrao » 2011/07/30 05:32:57

Thanks Trevor :-(

1. How about NIC ??? If i have to wait for 6.1, can I go in for a D-Link add-on?? Would this work with CentOS6.0??
2. Would, going for a graphics card help?? If so, pls suggest a few options in graphics cards which are supported by
CentOS6.0
3. When is CentOS 6.1 expected???

regds.,
Ramki.

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Post by TrevorH » 2011/07/30 11:08:17

You could look at ELRepo for a driver for the NIC. Check [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/FAQ]here[/url] for instructions on how to find out.

A cheap supported PCIe graphics card will bypass the lack of graphics support.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by vrkrao » 2011/07/30 19:47:13

Hi Trevor,

Thanks for your clarification on the graphics card.

I do not see 'lspci' in /sbin. I tried finding it using 'find' command aswell. I don't see it
across the installation.

I installed CentOS 6.0 by downloading two DVD isos. Lot of common stuff like gcc etc. also
didn't get installed.

Please help me with how to proceed.

regds.,
Ramki.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/07/30 20:02:51

The [b]lspci[/b] command is part of the [i]pciutils[/i] package. How do I know? I asked a system to tell me --

[code]
[ajb@Duo2 ~]$ rpm -qf /sbin/lspci
pciutils-3.1.4-9.el6.x86_64
[ajb@Duo2 ~]$
[/code]
So, perhaps you should install the [b]pciutils[/b] package from your installation DVD.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by vrkrao » 2011/07/31 18:41:09

Thanks Trevor, I found the link useful and i see that the NIC is supported.


[quote]
TrevorH wrote:
A cheap supported PCIe graphics card will bypass the lack of graphics support.[/quote]

I would like to get a recommendation of the series of graphics cards Nvidia/ATI preferrably
(as they are available in this small town in India easily).
I'm already caught with lack of graphics support in CentOS 6. Using CentOS 6 is a must for
me.

I would like to know the graphics card which are surrported by CentOS 6 for sure!!

Please help me. This will set me up. Thanks in Advance.

regds.,
Ramki.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by pschaff » 2011/07/31 19:10:14

As far as I know there is no comprehensive list of supported video hardware; however the [url=http://elrepo.org/]ELRepo[/url] [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-nvidia]kmod-nvidia[/url] and [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-fglrx]kmod-fglrx[/url] should support most current cards from NVIDIA and ATI respectively. There are also legacy versions available for older hardware.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by vrkrao » 2011/07/31 19:22:05

Thank you so much Sir.

I'll procure one tomorrow and let you guys know how it goes!!

regds.,
Ramki.

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Re: New box, centos6.0, did not install gui mode, no Internet, Sandy Bridge i5-2400+Intel DH67BL mobo

Post by vrkrao » 2011/08/01 17:07:36

Hi Trevor, Alan and PS,

Thanks for your support. I have been able to bring-up my CentOS 6 installation.
I bought a graphics card (NVidia Geforce 8400GS chipset based) and re-installed the
CentOS 6. It worked out of box. I'm really happy. Thank you guys for that!!

At the same time, I'm not being able to connect to the internet.
I've checked the availability of the driver as mentioned in http://elrepo.org/tiki/FAQ
Looks like driver is present.

I'm using a laptop (windows based) which connects to the internet using PPP.
This is what I have from ipconfig run in windows command prompt.
LAN:
IP Address: 192.168.1.9
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
IP Address : fe80::211xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

On my linux box, I tried connecting using netowrk connection icon on the top.
I used all the default settings.

Contents of ifconfig-auto_eth0:
TYPE=ethernet
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
DEFROUTE=yes
IPV4_Failure_fatal=yes
IPV6_Defroute=yes
IPV6failure_fatal=yes
Name="Auto eth0"
UUID=92xxxxx-xxx-xxxxxxx
ONBOOT=yes
HWADDR=E0:69:95:A3:1F:CB
PEERDNS=yes
PEERROUTE=yes

I've attached ifconfig_log.
Please help me move forward.

regds.,
Ramki.

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