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Old 10-23-2003, 02:45 PM   #1
PDog
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A7N8X 'nvnet' load problem?


I finally got my onboard lan to work. But, it does not want to load at boot. I always have to manually do it. "modprobe nvnet"
Is there a way to have Linux load the module at boot?

Im using Red Hat 9.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 11:54 PM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:34 AM   #3
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Check if you got a /etc/modules/autoload.If you do just throw nvnet in there - not the driver just add it to the file.Sorry - should be /etc/modules.autoload.d but thats with gentoo.

Last edited by crashmeister; 10-24-2003 at 05:06 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:40 AM   #4
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i have a similar problem and have to start 4 modules by had at startup.
i don't have an /etc/modules directory, infact the only directory i have is /lib/modules/ that is a modules directory. Can i just put an autoload file in there or is there one somewhere else that I have to find?

Jeff Smith

ps running red hat 9 kernel 2.4.20-8
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:10 AM   #5
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Leave /lib/modules alone - thats the actual kernel modules.Might be /etc/modules.conf with redhat.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:19 AM   #6
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This is what my /etc/modules.conf looks like

alias eth0 e100
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

I hand start the modules with:
[root@ncstate pcmcia]# insmod pcmcia_core.o
[root@ncstate pcmcia]# insmod yenta_socket.o
[root@ncstate pcmcia]# insmod ds.o
[root@ncstate pcmcia]# insmod pcmf502r.o

and have to stop with
rmmod pcmf502r

question 1: do i just throw those commands in /etc/modules.conf?
question 2:if yes, will i still have to hand kill it?

Thanks again

Jeff Smith
 
Old 10-24-2003, 06:19 AM   #7
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Just stick this line at the top of /etc/modulec.conf:
alias eth0 nvnet

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Old 10-24-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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I tried adding that to my modules.conf (i'm guessing your modulec.conf was a typo) and I changed eth0 to eth1 since thats where my wireless card is that starts this up. Still it did not work and I got these error messages in /var/log/messages:

Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate cardmgr[3262]: starting, version is 3.1.31
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/248c] at 00:1f.0
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate cardmgr[3262]: no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1f.5
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate cardmgr[3262]: exiting
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.6
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:0b.1
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:0b.0
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1d.0
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate pcmcia: modules cardmgr.
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate pcmcia: modprobe: Can't locate module pcmcia_core.o
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate kernel: isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate pcmcia: modprobe: Can't locate module yenta_socket.o
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate pcmcia: modprobe: Can't locate module ds.o
Oct 24 12:00:13 ncstate rc: Starting pcmcia: succeeded

Of course I edited out a few lines that didn't seem relative at all. Any suggestions?

Jeff Smith
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:50 PM   #9
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I'm sorry jsmith, I was actually replying to the original poster since he was trying to load the nvnet module automatically.

But yes, you spotted my typo.

Regarding your problem - I run Linux on a laptop with a pcmcia network card and I don't have to load the pcmcia stuff by hand, the modules load automatically even though they are not mentioned in my /etc/modules.conf.

One problem I can see from your log's "Can't locate module..." messages is that it seems you try to load the modules with their .o extension. You should NOT use the .o extension in /etc/modules.conf (or at the command line when using insmod or modprobe). Use the plain module name instead - the yenta_socket module should be called as yenta_socket, not yenta_socket.o, and so on.

Håkan
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:53 PM   #10
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...oh and one more thing: You could try just adding alias pcmf502r eth0 to your modules.conf. It's quite possible that the system looks it over and says "Ohh, this one depends on yenta_socket and pcmcia_core so we better start those first".

Anyway, it's worth a try.

Håkan
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:04 PM   #11
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Re: A7N8X 'nvnet' load problem?

Quote:
Originally posted by PDog
I finally got my onboard lan to work. But, it does not want to load at boot. I always have to manually do it. "modprobe nvnet"
Is there a way to have Linux load the module at boot?

Im using Red Hat 9.
I have the same board and RH9. At install the nic was not activated.
I got a driver from the NVidia site. Because the driver did not match the kernel, I took
the general driver as recommended by NVIDIA .

First I made a source RPM installation and then a binary RPM installation.
The instruction from Nvidia are not up to date. I got some help at the forum.

After the install it worked perfect.

Now I have installed SUSE on another partition and ......... yes it does not recognize the lan.

So I have to do it again.

CB
 
  


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