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Old 06-27-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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Gentoo Install. modprobe can't find module?


O.k heres the crack. I am trying to install Gentoo on to a new laptop I just recived from a grant. I have partitioned my hard drive with gparted. Easy. I down loaded the instalation cd with the GTK intelation program. When I set everything going gentoo has not configured my network. O.k look in the documentation. I try

net-setup eth0

. No luck. the documanetation then surgests I try looking for the appropriate network modules. So as instructed I type

ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net

I have previously been in to windows and found out my network card is a
Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast eth. I see two modules. 1. 8139cp.ko and 2. 8139too.ko. I try and load these modules in turn. with

modprobe 8139*

and the try running

net-setup eth0

again. This still dose not seem to have set up the card. When I run ifconfig I only get the loop back infomation. I know there is the section on config your network manully but I do not seem to have the hardwear working. I would post the output but I have no way of putting on the net. Is this may be just because it is a new laptop?

Any thoughts?
 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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Due lsmod and make sure the 8139too module is loaded. There also has to be an alias from that module to eth0. In deb distro's you also set up /etc/network/interfaces, im not sure what that net-setup does. But i'd start by checking with lsmod and checking /etc/aliases.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:47 PM   #3
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And yes I know you're not running a deb distro for whoever comes behind you and makes a crack. I'm just saying i don't know exactly where that file is in gentoo
 
Old 06-28-2006, 02:30 AM   #4
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What is the output of...
Code:
lspci
?
 
Old 06-28-2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply guys. Sorry for late reply have been working hard! I think that I forgot to mention that when I say I get every thing going I don't mean I hae an up and running kernel I mean I am just on the live cd but obveously I need the network to work so that I can install.

O.K ls mod you can see 3189too and 8931cp are both loaded.

lspci
loads of stuff too much to copy it all down but the line about the ethernet controler was

06.07.0 Ethernet controler: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev10)

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 05:45 AM   #6
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Thank you guys. I did

rmmod 8139cp
rmmod 8139too

then

modprob 8139too

net-setup eth0

then

ifconfig

and all is good. It seems to be on eth1 though. I guess my wirless card must be eth0.
I can ping ggole but get packets filtered but I guess that is due to the fire wall.

Thanks again.
 
  


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