Re: Network config
On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 11:11:02AM +0800, Gilbert.Li (§õ«Â¾§) wrote:
1. I am reading te list so there is no need to send me a private mail
2. Please start to write at the beginning of a line. Your mails are
very hard to read.
> > What do you mean? Are you talking about a driver, which is not in the
> > kernel source-tree? You compile it and load the module via insmod or
> > modprobe.
> > Phil
> The kernel source-tree have the network driver I need.
> When I make menuconfig, I select built-in option for my network
> I don't use a module driver for my network card. I use built-in
> driver. I don't really think
> I need insmod and modprobe, because the drivers is built-in in the
Ok, sure there is a driver in the kernel-tree but you should under all
circumstances try to compile the driver as a module because you can
load and unload it this way and not have to reboot every time you try
to set up your network.
> And it seemed that kernel can detect my card.
> $cat /proc/pci
That does not mean, that the kernel detects your card but the the
What do your logfiles report while booting?
What type of card do you have and what driver did you select?
> Is that possible this driver didn't support built-in option. I can
> use this driver when I
> use it as a module. I will work fine. But when I compile it as a
> built-in driver, I want
> to know what should I do to make it work. I tried to use
> /etc/network/interfaces and
> ifup and still didn't work. Please help me. Thanks.
It's really simple and very well described in the Ethernet-HOWTO.
You compile the module. Yes, make it a module and not what you refer
to as a "built in"-driver.
Then you can load it. Check /var/log/messages or syslog to see if
everything was ok. Then you can start to set it up with ifup or add
the correct entrys to /etc/network/interfaces.