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Old 08-14-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Help loading NIC driver


I swapped mother boards and the new one has a 3com NIC that is not suported by my 2.4 kernel. The only instructions given with the linux driver leave me to type in as root "insmod 3c2000.o". I'm sure I must be able to put this line in a file so that it is executed sometime after the kernel is loaded and before x ia done loading so I dont have to load it manually all the time.

Whats the solution?

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Old 08-14-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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add "/sbin/modprobe 3c2000" in /etc/rc.local file
that should solve it
 
Old 08-14-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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Thanks

Had to go with insmod /path/3c2000.o

I did not know about rc.local
 
Old 08-15-2004, 09:43 AM   #4
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no problems.
i didn't know there is such a text file either when i first use linux.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:43 AM   #5
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The driver bindings for ethernet cards are generally defined in /etc/modules.conf like this:

alias eth0 e100
 
Old 08-15-2004, 05:33 PM   #6
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Futhark: Can you elaborate more on modules.conf and the conents of "alias eth0 e100".
 
  


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