Re: Ethernet Card Install Problems
On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 10:11:03AM -0400, Patrick Moroney wrote:
> I'm trying to install Debian 3.0 Stable with 2.2 kernal onto my home PC
> At first I was trying a Linksys card but gave up. After reviewing your
> documentation, I decided to purchase a Netgear card; with its limited
> number of chip set choices I figure I'll have a better chance at
> success. After getting successfully Debian installed (save the
> ethernet), and then going to /lib/modules/2.2.../net directory and
> trying insmod natsemi.o, I get the following message:
> natsemi.o - unresolved symbol pci_drv_unregister
> natsemi.o - unresolved symbol pci_drv_register
> You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license and it
> has unresolved symbols. Contact the module supplier for assistance,
> only they can help you.
I'm not sure if this will help, but you might give it a try. first do
`depmod' and after that try `modprobe natsemi' (both you can do from any
directory, just make sure you are root). If that doesn't work you might
have some more trouble which I am unlikely to be able to help you with.
I'm unfamiliar with both the board and NIC.
If these simple things work you want to add `natsemi' in /etc/modules to
be loaded at boottime.
Using a higher kernel version is also better imho, the 2.4.x series
(which is in stable aka woody as package kernel-image-2.4.whathever) I
had once on a very old pc where the 2.4 kernel had no problem whatsoever
with the NIC while the 2.2 kernel's drivers wouldn't do the work.
Well, I hope this simple stuff gets you going.
Oh yeah, also next time use the list firstname.lastname@example.org for
questions like this (and also please follow up this mail there). You'll
get more and better response I guess.
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