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Old 04-28-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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Reload eth0 after installing drivers without reboot of system


Hi, I have a red hat 5 system with a new network card but not the correct driver installed.

I would like to "reload" and get the HWaddr for eth0 after that I have installed the driver WITHOUT doing a reboot of the system. I have tried to restart <network> and <haldeamon>, does anybody known if it is possible?

See example of the problem below.


[...]$ /sbin/ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
...

[...]$ /sbin/ifconfig eth0
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

[...]$ rpm -ivh tg3-3.92n-1.x86_64.rpm
Preparing.... ######################## [100%]
1:tg3 ######################## [100%]

[...]$ /sbin/ifconfig eth0
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found


=============> REBOOT

[...]$ /sbin/ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:21:BE:83:16
...
 
Old 04-28-2009, 07:36 AM   #2
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you should be able to modprobe the new module, which then should pick up the card and give it an eth0 name. TBH i'm never quite sure where the names come from, but think you should see that behaviour. chekc dmesg output to see that the driver has loaded and what hardware it's recognised.
 
  


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