Re: Potato vs Realtek8029PCI NIC
I worked with one of these recently it was a pain in the ass :) I
believe the proper way to load the module was to first load the 8390
module first. the mandrake box i was working with did not have the
proper dependency information for this module so modprobe wouldn't
should work :)
Bob Nielsen wrote:
> For what it's worth, I am running one of these cards with the driver
> compiled into 2.2.16, rather than as a module.
> Here's a snippet from dmesg:
> ne2k-pci.c:vpre-1.00e 5/27/99 D. Becker/P. Gortmaker
> ne2k-pci.c: PCI NE2000 clone 'RealTek RTL-8029' at I/O 0xe800, IRQ 10.
> eth0: RealTek RTL-8029 found at 0xe800, IRQ 10, 52:54:00:E6:65:FB.
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 09:33:45PM +0200, Vitux wrote:
> > Trying to build a tiny lan here...
> > Recompile fresh 2.2.16 with the ne2k-pci driver as module.
> > No signs of nic when booting, insmod ne2k-pci.o gives me "unresolved
> > symbols"-error, and ifconfig -yadayada gives me error to the effect
> > that there's no hardware to configure.
> > So the question is: to nic or not to nic?
> > I've determined that the kmod-bit works (all the other modules are
> > inserted automagically on request), and little lights are shining
> > from nic and hub.
> > Is there any other voodoo I have to do to get the card recognised/
> > installed/ configured/ whatever?
> > It said in a howto somewhere (I forget which, I've pored over so
> > many of'em lately;-), that the Realtek RTL8029 is a NE2000-clone,
> > and so should use the driver for same... Right?!
> > Thanks
> > Vitux
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