Re: new kernel, now no network
Well, it is a week since I had almost the exact same problem (thanks
guys for the advice ...) but still striving to get connected using the
2.4.20 kernel ...
Fitz Hugh Ludlow wrote:
From: David Z Maze [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: new kernel, now no network
"Fitz Hugh Ludlow" <email@example.com> writes:
I got a new kernel installed (woody from 2.2.20 to 2.4.20) following
Ifconfig says device not found.
That's probably the best indicator that the kernel doesn't have a
network driver it believes in. Do the boot messages (or 'dmesg') say
anything informative? 'lspci' shows that the card exists, right?
OK here lspci does _not_ show a card. I have a Billionton 10/100 which
needs axnet_cs (and yes, I think I do need a steenkin' PCMCIA when I
make xconfig) ... ifup eth0 ifdown and ifconfig are otherwise a match
for me. Searching in modules as described by you is the same.
lspci shows it. It's a 3c905 - TX. I'm pretty sure I didn't do all the
steps to actually get it into the kernel.
So I downloaded, compiled and installed the 3c59x module. Then installed
the pci-scan module that it is evidently dependant on. I put lines in
/etc/modules/aliases and ran update-modules to get them into the
modules.conf. I added lines to /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/modules
Tried to edit /etc/modules with axnet_cs and pcmcia_cs ... no result.
Now the module loads, but says "unused" in lsmod. dmesg has zero info. I
can't find any mention of it whatsoever in /var/log/ either.
Should the mere act of loading the module cause it to probe and look for the
nic? Will this activity be logged anywhere? Should /etc/init.d/networking
restart cause it to look for the nic?
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags no such device
bind socket to interface: no such device
When I went to /etc/init.d/networking restart I got zero response.
Zilch. Return to command line.
kern.log shows one major difference to the 2.2.20 messages:
cs: warning: no high memory space available!
cs: unable to map card memory!
debian last message repeated 3 times
no mention of an ethernet (should be ASIX AX88190)
Any ideas now? I have recompiled the kernel a "few" more times and have
scraped the bottom of the barrel of my knowledge...
Brian F. Walker
Registered Linux User 270078