Can't detect VIA network card with support compiled into 2.6.7 kernel.
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I then recompiled with VIA Rhine support included into the kernel. However, now I cannot bring eth0 up and ifconfig tells me "error fetching interface information: Device not found" which I suppose means that the card is not detected, right?
Is compiling support into the kernel equivalent to modularizing that support and modprobing, because this seems to be the only difference in my actions. Am I missing something when compiling support into the kernel.
Oh, I'm running gentoo 1.4.16 and to compile the kernel in both cases i do
make && make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.7
cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.7
Make sure that you are doing a make mrproper on the kernel before doing the make menuconfig or whatever one your using to select kernel mods. Then make sure you do a "make all" instead of just a "make". Not sure if make only builds the stuff in the kernel and not the modules. Every thing else looks fine tho.