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Old 02-18-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
pyrocrickett
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NIC module fails to load in new Gentoo install


I just finished a stage 3 Gentoo install on my laptop and I get these errors on booting:

* Loading module via-rhine...
* Failed to load via-rhine

*Loading module mii...
* Failed to load mii

I added these modules to my boot process after checking the LiveCD's list of modules after booting from it and recompiling my kernel to support that network card. How can I get these modules to load? I tried emerging them from a chrooted LiveCD boot, but it didnt' work.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 10:06 AM   #2
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Maybe the module tulip is already loaded and conflicts..
if so, do rmmod tulip..

Try modprobe via-rhine from the command line.
It will either give some errors to follow, or load the module and any others it needs..
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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rmmod tulip told me that that module wasn't loaded, and

modprobe via-rhine gave me this:
Code:
modprobe: Can't locate module via-rhine
So I guess I have to load the via-rhine module... how do I do that?
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:14 PM   #4
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it means you haven't GOT the via-rhine module in the first place, you need to rejig your kernel nd compile it as a module.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:18 PM   #5
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Ok... I recompiled my kernel with via-rhine as a module and now it works fine!

BUT...

I still have the same problem with the mii module! (When I checked the boot CD's modules, it showed mii being used by via-rhine.) It was simple to fix the via-rhine problem, since I knew what option to check when compiling my kernel, but I have absolutely no clue what option I need for mii. Any ideas?
 
  


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