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Old 10-20-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
chris4321
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Cant Find module for network card


Im running slackware 10.2 with kernel 2.4.31
i have a nic but it cant detect it
when i do lspci its saids

VIA technologies, Inc VT6120/VT6121/VT6122 Gigabit ethernet adapter

so its able to see it but i dont know what the right module for it is, or where i can find it. I looked in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and /sbin/modules/2.4.31 but i cant find one that refers to it.
can anyone help me? thanks cheers
 
Old 10-20-2006, 11:56 PM   #2
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Maybe the module you need is via_velocity.
Try

Code:
# modprobe via_velocity
Cheers
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:36 AM   #3
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That might be the correct module, but it's not in the kernel,
therefore, it won't help to modprobe it.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 09:09 AM   #4
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It's in the 2.6 kernel, but not the 2.4, so no, modprobing won't help, sorry. You could compile a 2.6 kernel with this module but I'm not even 100% sure it's the one you need.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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dcdbutler,

Just so I don't keep giving out incorrect information, where is it in 2.6?
Code:
mingdao@silas:~/kernel/linux-2.6.18$ cat .config | grep -i via_velocity

mingdao@silas:~/kernel/linux-2.6.18$ cat .config | grep -i via         
# CONFIG_MVIAC3_2 is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_VIA82CXXX=y
CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VIA=y
CONFIG_AGP_VIA=m
CONFIG_I2C_VIA=m
CONFIG_I2C_VIAPRO=m
# CONFIG_SENSORS_VIA686A is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX_MODEM is not set

mingdao@silas:~/kernel/linux-2.6.18$ less .config
# Ethernet (1000 Mbit)
#
# CONFIG_ACENIC is not set
# CONFIG_DL2K is not set
# CONFIG_E1000 is not set
# CONFIG_NS83820 is not set
# CONFIG_HAMACHI is not set
# CONFIG_YELLOWFIN is not set
# CONFIG_R8169 is not set
# CONFIG_SIS190 is not set
# CONFIG_SKGE is not set
# CONFIG_SKY2 is not set
CONFIG_SK98LIN=m
# CONFIG_TIGON3 is not set
# CONFIG_BNX2 is not set

chris4321 --

Which make and model of motherboard do you have?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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chris4321 --

Welcome to LQ!

Which make and model of motherboard do you have?

Didn't want this to get lost in the last post...
 
Old 10-21-2006, 06:02 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Hill
dcdbutler,

Just so I don't keep giving out incorrect information, where is it in 2.6?
It's in my config for 2.6.18.1, don't know why it's not in yours.

Code:
#
# Ethernet (1000 Mbit)  
#
# CONFIG_ACENIC is not set 
# CONFIG_DL2K is not set
# CONFIG_E1000 is not set
# CONFIG_NS83820 is not set
# CONFIG_HAMACHI is not set
# CONFIG_YELLOWFIN is not set
# CONFIG_R8169 is not set
# CONFIG_SIS190 is not set
# CONFIG_SKGE is not set
# CONFIG_SKY2 is not set
# CONFIG_SK98LIN is not set
# CONFIG_VIA_VELOCITY is not set
# CONFIG_TIGON3 is not set
# CONFIG_BNX2 is not set
Cheers
 
Old 10-21-2006, 06:53 PM   #8
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Because you have 2.6.18.1 and I posted from 2.6.18 -- so it's new.
Thanks for the clarification.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 07:22 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Hill
Because you have 2.6.18.1 and I posted from 2.6.18 -- so it's new.
Thanks for the clarification.
It's also in the kernel config file for my laptop which is running 2.6.15.6
 
Old 10-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #10
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Yes, it was in 2.6.15.6 ... and then at some point it was removed;
now it's back again. Let's find out his chipset, eh?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 07:55 PM   #11
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Well, you did say you wanted clarification. It was never removed, it's also in my config file for 2.6.18.

Enough.

Bring on the chipset.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 08:57 PM   #12
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Because I don't have "Show All Options" selected in qconfig,
which is necessary to see greyed out options (such as this module).

I need to read, but I wonder (a) why the kernel guys grey out
options, and (b) why this one went from black to grey.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 10-22-2006 at 02:29 AM.
 
  


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