Originally posted by Andrew Benton
Did you compile the right driver into your kernel? If you've installed pciutils, what does lspci say about the card? If you have a linux distro where the card works, what module is listed for the card when you run lsmod?
I installed from the bootcd (lfs 6.1) so i have not tested the network card with linux before. Its a integrated network card on my motherboard (MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinium) and according to a posting on kerneltrap (http://kerneltrap.org/node/4442
), at least one of them is supposed to work fine. Ive tried compiling support for both of them into the kernel though, but still eth0 is not found.
Dont have pciutils installed, and lsmod shows nothing, because i currently have the drivers compiled into the kernel.
As i write this, im recompiling the kernel with the drivers as modules instead (to show the lsmod command output)..... i run the make, copy over the kernel and system.map and config, run make modules-install and reboot.
Nothing. lsmod shows an empty list....
Ill try to install pciutils... done.
Ok, lspci shows the ethernet controller as AMD 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]. Recompiling kernel with support (as modules) for that one instead...could this be wrong though? pciutils is a little outdated...
Success! eth0 is detected. But how can i be sure that this is the right driver for my card? It could just work as a compatible driver, but not the most optimal one, right? Anyway, im happy... ill play around with it abit more. Thanks for your help!