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Old 10-29-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
LinuxFreebie41
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Conf.modules Vs Modules.conf Issue, lost eth0 initialization


I am attempting to install a driver for a PCI CAN driver, and upon installation, I no longer have eth0 initialization!

This driver utilizes modules.conf, and upon power up, I get this message:
The use of /etc/conf.modules is depreciated, please
remove /etc/conf.modules as soon as possible.

/etc/conf.modules includes:
alias eth0 3c59x
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

so I see why my initialization fails.

I then included
alias eth0 3c59x
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
in the new modules.conf, but still get no initialization.

I also put the info in modules.conf into conf.modules, and also get no initialization.

What are the necessary steps required to get my eth0 back again?

Thanks for any suggestions.

This kernel is 2.2.14-5.0 under Redhat 6.2.
I know this is old; plans are in effect to update to the latest OS on a new PC.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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Wow, that's old.

I'd probably try running:
/sbin/depmod -ae
And see where you get from there.

Can you actually modprobe up the driver after bootup?

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Old 11-01-2004, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I tried /sbin/depmod -ae both under root and in the gui.
In the gui, I get this message:
Can't open /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/modules.dep for writing.
Under root, no message when this ran.

I rebooted, and still get eth0 failure.

Not sure what you mean by modprobe?

Thanks,
 
Old 11-04-2004, 07:02 AM   #4
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insmod/modprobe is run by root to call a particular module rather than modules.conf/conf.modules calling it when needed.

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