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Old 07-05-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
LrH
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e1000e driver does not work after gentoo installation.


Recently I wanted to install Gentoo, but now I am stuck with the configuration of my NIC(
Intel Corporation 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection (rev 02)). During the installation process using the live cd, eth0 was detected fine and i could easily set it up using net-setup. Net-setup showed me, that my device uses the e1000e driver, therefore I selected this driver when i configured my kernel. After the reboot eth0 was not detected anymore. I also tried to use e100 or e1000 driver, none of these worked for me. Furthermore i decided to try compiling a kernel using defconfig, this did not work too. (The e1000e driver isn't included in defconfig)

Note: When I execute lsmod using the livecd it shows me that e1000e is not used. I do not want to load it as a module anyway.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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If you build the Kernel you must build and install the modules
one a lot of people short cut the config. My favorite .config is Pat's from Slackware for his Huge smp kernel. You should try never to build in the /usr/src/linux area because of conflicting headers. this is written on every read me file that comes with every released kernel. so make your folders in your directory called /home/your-name/build/kernel this creates a clean work area. now as root cd /usr/src/linux-your-kernel.
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and do a "make mrproper"
then copy the hugesmp.config to
/usr/src/linux-your-kernel. rename it .config
now it is time to configure it.
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cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.N
make O=/home/name/build/kernel oldconfig
make O=/home/name/build/kernel
sudo make O=/home/name/build/kernel modules_install install
Please note: If the 'O=output/dir' option is used then it must be
used for all invocations of make.
Why a make old config if anything is added to the kernel you have a chance to put it in.
you will then get a lilo output if you are using grub then do not worry.
if using lilo you must do lilo from your host operating system that is using lilo.
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for 32 bit OS right click this link and save as http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...gesmp.s/config
and if your doing a 64 bit OS
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right click this link and save as http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub.../huge.s/config
this kernel will run 99 percent of everything and has support for your system.
just send Pat a Thank you His long hard work for a stable system has surpassed any other distro.
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the .config is for 2.6.29.5 kernel try to stay with a 2.6.29 source.

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Old 07-05-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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I compiled the kernel using that config. Regardless that the kernel now supports a lot of stuff I'll never need, my ethernet still doesn't work.

I tried to load e1000e via modprobe.

dmesg output:

e1000e: Unknown symbol __vlan_hwaccel_rx
e1000e: Unknown symbol contig_page_data

The config doesn't seem to be the problem in this case. I'll try building a kernel using genkernel.
 
  


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