[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

RE: Kernel 2.4.0 vs 3Com NIC

Did you follow procedure while building the kernel ? Maybe you have some
problem there ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Viktor Rosenfeld [mailto:rosenfel@informatik.hu-berlin.de]
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 2:32 PM
To: Joris Lambrecht
Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Kernel 2.4.0 vs 3Com NIC

Joris Lambrecht wrote:
> out on a limb here but ... if you compiled 2.4.0 with support for your nic
> selected would it not be normal for the module to fail ? 

Yeah probably.  I tried to `modprobe` into a kernel, that has the driver
compiled-in (but won't recognize the NIC anyway), but the error message
is the same when I try to `modprobe` the driver into kernel that _does
not_ have the driver compiled-in.

I searched google and found that some 2.4.0test kernels needed a patch
for this card, but nothing about 2.4.0prerelease or 2.4.0final.

> Is your nic not
> active in any way ? no ping, no tracert ? ifconfig ?

Nope.  `ifconfig eth0` complains about an unknown interface.  This comes
from a kernel that has 3c509 support compiled as a module:

14:26 root@bart:~ # uname -a
Linux bart 2.4.0 #1 Mon Jan 22 03:56:56 CET 2001 i686 unknown
14:26 root@bart:~ # ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16192  Metric:1
          RX packets:190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
14:26 root@bart:~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
rtc                     5296   0  (autoclean)
14:26 root@bart:~ # modprobe 3c509
/lib/modules/2.4.0/kernel/drivers/net/3c509.o: invalid parameter parm_io
/lib/modules/2.4.0/kernel/drivers/net/3c509.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.0/kernel/drivers/net/3c509.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.0/kernel/drivers/net/3c509.o: insmod 3c509 failed
14:26 root@bart:~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
rtc                     5296   0  (autoclean)
14:26 root@bart:~ # ifconfig eth0 netmask
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
14:27 root@bart:~ # ls /lib/modules/2.4.0/kernel/drivers/net/
3c509.o  dummy.o
14:29 root@bart:~ #
Viktor Rosenfeld
WWW: http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~rosenfel/
Geek Code (3.1):
  GCS/SS d-@ s+: a20 C++@ UL++$ P+ L+++ E--- W++ N++ o? K? !W O? M? V?
  PS++@ PE+(-) Y+ P?(+++) t+ 5+ X- R? !tv b+ DI+ D- G e>+++ h-- r- !y+

Reply to: