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Old 01-14-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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eth0 Not Found


I just installed a very minimal slackware (I have to keep it under 256megs with the extra software I need).

The problem I am having is that eth0 is not found. When I type ifconfig eth I get the error:

eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

I am using a VIA EPIA MII6000 motherboard, with a onboard Rhine II ethernet adapter. The Rhine II shows up in /proc/pci.

Does anyone know if I am either missing a package or some other way to get this working?

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Old 01-14-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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If you are using a 2.4 kernel I suggest you upgrade. I google for 2.4 and 2.6 and got alot of people with working internet on 2.6 (don't know which). For 2.4 I saw alot of references to compiling your own driver for it.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 01:15 AM   #3
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How small can I get the 2.6 kernel? And where can I get a small version?

It would be great to be able to switch over, but I don't have much space. Would I need to put in another hard drive, download the source there, and compile it myself? Or is there a small version of 2.6 available for slackware somewhere?

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Old 01-15-2005, 04:09 AM   #4
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when you do /sbin/modprobe -l | grep rhine

Do you see via-rhine module ?
 
Old 01-15-2005, 01:07 PM   #5
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Yes, I get the output:

/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/net/via-rhine.o.gz
 
Old 01-15-2005, 02:58 PM   #6
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so...it's there, but is it also loaded ?
check with " $lsmod " ......

if not loaded, load it with " #modprobe via-rhine " .

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Old 01-15-2005, 03:30 PM   #7
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It wasn't loaded, but modprobe worked. Thank you

How do I set it to load on boot?
 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #8
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you can put those things in " /etc/rc.d/rc.modules "

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Old 01-15-2005, 04:12 PM   #9
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Ok, just one last thing. Now that I have the module loading, how do I get the interface to activate on boot?

I know I've done it before and it was easy, but I am blanking on it right now.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:35 PM   #10
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well....normally at boot, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 is executed and that takes care of eht-if and loopback-if.
make sure that file is executable .....

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Old 01-15-2005, 05:24 PM   #11
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Found the problem. /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 had a space after the . on the line ./etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

I took out the space, and its all working right now.

Thank you everyone for all your help
 
  


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