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Re: How to change driver for NIC

Carlos Rodrigues wrote:
> Ugo Bellavance wrote:
>> Carlos Rodrigues wrote:
>>> So, I have Debian running inside VMware, and the NIC is detected as a
>>> AMD PCnet (module pcnet32). I installed vmware-tools and would like to
>>> know how to me Debian use the "vmxnet" driver instead.
>>> How is the right way to change which module is loaded for a given
>>> hardware?
>> I guess you should find what to edit in /etc/modules.conf
> I tried to add "alias pcnet32 vmxnet" to a new file under /etc/modutils,
> and then run "update-modules.modutils".
> I did a similar thing on an Debian Alpha installation with "alias e100
> eepro100" (to force the use of "eepro100" instead of the default "e100"
> which keeps freezing on an ES40) and it worked, but for pcnet32/vmxnet
> it doesn't, and I can't figure out why.

Is the driver file in the right place?

> Carlos Rodrigues


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