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skeetnah 12-15-2003 01:08 PM

modprobe: Can't find module eth1
 
I get "modprobe: Can't find module eth1" at boot and when I run "modprobe eth1"... I suppose I need the eth1 module to get any type of wireless anything to run and I need my pci wireless adapter to be working to connect to the internet. I am constantly rebooting to run windowsxp to access the internet to find anything linux related because I cannot get my wireless adapter to work!

So can anyone suggest why eth1 is not being found?

Tinkster 12-15-2003 01:17 PM

Because there is no module by that name?

You need to make an ALIAS in /etc/modules.conf


alias eth1 <physcial device's driver>



Cheers,
Tink

skeetnah 12-15-2003 01:20 PM

I actually have that in /etc/modules.conf... I can't remember what the line was, I got it from ndiswrapper's README. I'll see if I can find it without having to boot back to slack then back to here to post it.

skeetnah 12-15-2003 01:24 PM

Hah, the line is "alias eth1 ndiswrapper". That is what I have added to /etc/modules.conf. Also, the README said to add:

post-install ethX /path/to/loaddriver x y /path/to/driver.sys /path/to/driver.inf

I have both of the lines added...

malo_umoran 12-16-2003 02:07 AM

did you enable wireless support in kernel???

if recognized, you should have /proc/(something)/wireless or /proc/wireless.

M.

skeetnah 12-16-2003 06:01 AM

I'm not sure if I have wireless enabled. But, if I don't, how do I enable it? I'll check if I have /proc/wireless or /proc/(something)/wireless now...

malo_umoran 12-16-2003 06:09 AM

somewhere in kernel, I think under "networking devices" is wireless also.

if your driver is on the list, install it like a module, and if not google for it. after you install drivers, you'll get a module in /lib/modules/linux..../misc or /lib/modules/linux.../kernel/net/ and you can load it with:

"modprobe name_of_the_module"

"iwconfig -a" will show you all wireless devices if recognized.


"man iwconfig" to see all options.

M.


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