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Old 01-09-2016, 01:56 PM   #1
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change e1000 to via-rhine-II


Hello, I am Benoit (call me ben) and I am trying to migrate an old Gateway to a newer hardware...

It seems to be an old redhat 8.0 and of course I don't have the sources.

the kernel running is 2.4.24 (it's date is 2004)
the old hardware running on aVMware have a e1000 card, my new hardware have a Via-Rhine VT6102. this my biggest problem, the other HW is not so important, this is a network Appliance, without graphics/mouse...

the /etc/module.conf is correct (alias eth0 via-rhine) instead of (alias eth0 e1000)

modprobe -l
/lib/modules/2.4.24/kernel/drivers/net/e1000/e1000.o

(this the only file in the /lib/modules/2.4.24/kernel directory...)
I tried with a via-rhine.o from a 2.4.18-14 but this not the good version.

Is there a way to found the .o file for my network card ?

I am a real newbie on linux, I'm usually works on Microsoft environments...
but 20 years ago I was support on SVR4.2 unix systems and still remember vi commands...

any idea should be fine !!!

Ben, from Paris.
 
Old 01-10-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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dmesg should give hints as to what driver (kernel module aka .o/.ko) has claimed a device. Plus lsmod to see what modules are loaded. And various other things from /var/log/ (if logging isn't disabled) should give hints. Otherwise the vendor:device number can be grepped in the kernel tree for matches.
 
  


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