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Re: No ethernet [SOLVED]

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 11:15:12PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 08:21:54PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > I bootstrapped a Debian system from a RH one.  The initial bootstrap
> > was with woody, then I changed apt to use testing and got a 2.4.18
> > kernel (k7 variety).
> > 
> > The first time I booted into the new system I didn't seem to have any
> > ethernet card (I was working before in a RH chroot environment).
> > ifconfig didn't mention it, and ifup didn't help.
> > 
> > I'm not entirely sure where I should start looking for the cause of
> > this problem.  My first suspicion was that the card (on onboard 3 Com
> > 950, I think) was too new to be supported; at any rate I saw no
> > obvious drivers to load in the relevant lib dir (it's not, e.g., a
> > 3c905).
> Correction: the card is a 3c905c.  The problem was that all the
> drivers have names like 3c5xxx.  However, looking at the 2.4.20 source
> on a different machine, I see that the 3c59x module actually supports
> this model.
> So I guess trying to insmod this is the first step, assuming the stock
> 2.4.18 kernel has it.
Yes, that fixed the problem.  I added it to /etc/modules also.

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