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:
module version mismatch
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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