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> Ethernet Woes, Hardware trouble with ethernet drivers
Hawk
post Aug 27 2003, 10:13 AM
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Hi,

I'm new to Linux and recently installed RH9. I have a P4P800 motherboard, and I installed the linux drivers for the onboard gigabit ethernet device. I use a DHCP server (I'm on a college network) and everything worked fine for my ethernet card for a while...until I rebooted.

Now that I rebooted it could not initialize the device eth0. I had to go back in and run the makefile again and install the module again. I rebooted again and had to run through the procedure of installed the module (the makefile did the insmod command). Why would I have to continually install the module everytime I reboot? (I rebooted properly)


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hughesjr
post Aug 27 2003, 12:20 PM
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you shouldn't have to remake the module ... but you do need to tell the module to load...which is what insmod does

the easy way would be to edit your /etc/modules.conf file and either add (or edit) the eth0 line to look like this:

alias eth0 modulename

(substitute the module name that you made for the above modulename


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