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Old 01-15-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Kernel issue for suse9 when tring to install module for e1000


I got an IBM here with e1000 Gig Card. Suse 9 worked fine with it until i updated the kernel to 2.6.0. I wasn't expecting for the NIC to work with the new kernel, when I tried to install the module for it, here is what happened:

i untar the driver files from intel, trying to do a "make install", and it tells me "kernel source file not found, stop"

I figure the driver should be the same for 2.4 as 2.6. so i mannually copied e1000.o file from /lib/module/2.4.3(whatever)/drivers/net/e1000/ to /lib/module/2.6.(whatever)/drivers/net/e1000/.

when i run "insmod e1000" and it returns an error message. I know just about everything i did here is wrong, but worth tyring, i figured.

One more thing, after upgrading to 2.6, it will not recognize the mouse ( i have an usb mouse), i need to unplug & and replug in, then the os will recognize it, it works but very annoying.

Please advise!
 
Old 01-15-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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The e1000 module comes with the 2.6 series kernels already so you don't have to install the driver Intel provides. Just modprobe e1000.

About your mouse problems - check what USB modules you have loaded when you boot. You might have to load the mousedev and hid modules to make sure the USB mouse will work as expected.

Håkan
 
Old 01-15-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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modprobe brought up the card, but everytime i reboot the kernel fails to load eth0. How can I change that?

Can you be a little more specific about the mouse problem? thanks a lot man.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by feetyouwell
modprobe brought up the card, but everytime i reboot the kernel fails to load eth0. How can I change that?
post the output of dmesg | grep eth0--that might be helpful.

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Originally posted by hw-tph
About your mouse problems - check what USB modules you have loaded when you boot.
Håkan
use lsmod | grep usb to see what usb modules you have loaded.

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You might have to load the mousedev and hid modules to make sure the USB mouse will work as expected.

Håkan
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:50 PM   #5
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ok guys, i am back.
I got internet to work and this is how it happens

first I modprobe e1000 to load up the module, then i use ifconfig to bring up the card, suse comes with a VERY nice configuration tool yast and I use it to initialize the card (kinda like ipconfig /renew in windows) and it will pick up my dhcp and everything works!

The problem is, however, every time I reboot the machine, all the configuration is gone, it fails to load eth0 at bootup and I have to do everything all over again.
why? is there a conf file i need to edit?

one more question: will command

ifconfig <interface> up

automatically update dhcp info?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 03:05 PM   #6
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this is kinda ghetto, but it might work. add

modprobe e1000
ifconfig eth0 up

to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. i'm not really sure of the proper way to do this stuff, but it might work
 
Old 01-15-2004, 03:35 PM   #7
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well, there is no such file under suse, so i edit boot.local instead.
It brought up the card during booting but it didn't get an ip. so i mannually did ifconfig down and up again, this time it got an ip but no dns so internet is still not working, which means I still need to go through yast to get it to work completely.
 
  


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