Originally posted by dudds
Here's the story. I bought a new PC that has an Abit Is7 mobo. This mobo has an integrated 3Com Gig ethernet chip on it. The mother board driver CD comes with a Linux driver for this.
I have followed the instructions and have a file called 3c2000.o which I can load using the insmod command. If I then use ifconfig I can bring eth0 up and after assigning it an IP address all works fine........until the next time that is.
My question is how can I get the module to load automatically so I don't have to load and configure the module manually every time I boot Linux.
I don't know what distro you're using, but there are several way's to do this. In the first place, when loading modules manually, allways use "modprobe" to load modules. insmod also loads the module, but not the needed dependensies (if required).
1. In Gentoo Linux : Make a file modules.autoload file in /etc and add the following line: modprobe 3c2000
2. In redhat (I thought it must be added in /etc/modules.conf
3. Also in slackware