I am using SuSE7 with a 2.4.7 kernel and I am having difficulty getting my Realtek rtl8139 chip ethernet card to be recognised.
First I type make xconfig, and I look at Network and choose Y for my Realtek rtl8139.
I go through the instructions for compiling the Kernel, re-boot, everything seems fine, it recognises Eth0 and states it is a 2.4.7 kernel.
I check if everything is ok with YAST1, but when I go into YAST 2 and get it to check for my card it comes up with :
Device Initialization Failed Error Code 255 Module name rtl8139
so I go into a terminal and type Modprobe rtl8139 and I get the message: Can't find module.
This has happend before using a d-link card, the realtek was on sale for 4 pounds, so I thought why not.
How can I get this cards module to be recognised by Linux