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Re: via-rhine (or rhinefelt) and VT6105/VT6103 driver problems with Debian stable

On 29 Feb 2004 at 6:10, Nick Jacobs wrote:

> I also needed to use the via-rhine driver with
> Woody. I used the one from the Scyld site. There
> are some minor things to fix but basically the
> Scyld driver will solve your problems.

By the time I got Nick's very helpful post I had discovered that the 
damn LOM was switched off in the BIOS: switching it on gets me one of 
the two ports with the 2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel via-rhine module but not 
both and I do need both.

So, I got the kernel-header package (so that's where modversions.h 
was hiding in I've probably looked through umpteen things telling me 
that ... but, to be fair to myself, I did search around and whatever 
explains this didn't leap up and hit me).

I also downloaded and compiled via-rhine.c and pc-scan.c.  For the 
former I had to hard code he location of modversions.h for the 
latter, the explicit -include parameter suggested on the Scyle site 
seemed to do the trick.  I now have the two executables: via-rhine.o 
and pci-scan.o.  I can see where I'd have to put the via-rhine one to 
replace the bf2.4 supplied one but the pci-scan.o file isn't there in 
the Debian distribution?  Does that need to be modprobed in 

Anyway, more serious problems: I moved supplied via-rhine.o and 
replaced it with new one but no joy:  

/lib/modules/2.4.18-bf2.4/kernel/drivers/net/via-rhine.o: kernel-
module version mismatch
        /lib/modules/2.4.18-bf2.4/kernel/drivers/net/via-rhine.o was 
compiled for kernel version 2.4.18
        while this kernel is version 2.4.18-bf2.4.

Presumably there's something I should have done in the compilation to 
make sure it recorded the correct version ID?  Can anyone tell me 



P.S. continuing to cross-post to get this well archived, including my 
embarrassment about the BIOS, and thanks to everyone who's helped 
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