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Old 09-03-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
systemparadox
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A couple of questions after kernel upgrade


Hi,
I have finally managed to get my new 2.6.6 kernel working properly (after upgrading from 2.4.22) and have a couple of questions:

1. The modules for my network and sound cards are not loaded automatically anymore.
a) why were they loaded in 2.4.22 but not 2.6.6?
b) what is the correct way of telling it to load modules on boot?

2. A new network device has appeared in 'ifconfig -a':
sit0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-31-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

what on earth is it?
what is going on with that hwaddr?

Thanks
Simon
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:58 PM   #2
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did you upgrade the modutils package??
the 2.6x kernel requires module-init-tool package.......
 
Old 09-03-2004, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: A couple of questions after kernel upgrade

Quote:
Originally posted by systemparadox
Hi,
I have finally managed to get my new 2.6.6 kernel working properly (after upgrading from 2.4.22) and have a couple of questions:

1. The modules for my network and sound cards are not loaded automatically anymore.
a) why were they loaded in 2.4.22 but not 2.6.6?
b) what is the correct way of telling it to load modules on boot?

2. A new network device has appeared in 'ifconfig -a':
sit0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-31-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

what on earth is it?
what is going on with that hwaddr?

Thanks
Simon

For modules edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and uncomment line "/sbin/modprobe/name_modules" or add this line if there isn't; in kernel 2.6.x some module it has an other name, you must control.

For network device I don't know what has happened
 
Old 09-03-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
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sit0 allows ipv6 to tunnel through ipv4.

Here is an interesting ipv6 guide, if you
are interested [here]
 
Old 09-03-2004, 07:30 PM   #5
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you might need to run:
Code:
/sbin/generate-modprobe.conf > /etc/modprobe.conf
That will do it, some times will give unusual output at start up but if you have the modules compiled will work.
 
  


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