Help with VIA EPIA-CL mini-ITX with two onboard ethernet ports
Ho hum, do hope I haven't got myself ahead of Debian hardware
Situation is that I have to replace an ageing three port firewall on
my home/ADSL network. I wanted something small and quiet so have
bought a little box with a VIA EPIA-CL mini-ITX motherboard which has
two ethernet ports. The manual says:
"LAN: dual LAN
VIA VT6105 LOM 10 / 100 Base-T Ethernet
to provide the third port the suppliers had put in an SMC 1255 TX-PF
PCI ethernet card.
Debian stable boot disks (compact version) showed
"eth0 VIA VT6102 Rhine-II at 0xc800, 00:40.... rest of MAC, IRQ 12
MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x78?? [can't read own
handwriting] advertising 05e1 Link 0000"
and when I took the SMC card out and rebooted I think things changed
and dmesg now shows:
"3c59x.c 18Feb01 Donald Becker and others ...
pcnet32.c: PCI bios is present, checking for devices...
via-rhine.c:v1.08b-KL1.01.1 12/14/2000 Written by Donald Becker
However, when I get to the installation of network drivers in the
Debian installation sequence, I select the via-rhine drivers and
offer no parameters and get:
"/lib/modules/2.2.20-compact/net/via-rhine.0: init_module: Device or
... and the rest of the failure notice.
Has anyone succeeded in installing the network drivers on this
motherboard? It's moderately crippling to me at the moment as the
machine (silly me) hasn't got a CDROM as I've never had problems with
the floppy and network installation route in the past.
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