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Old 08-09-2001, 07:14 PM   #1
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IRQ's and IO Ports

I've setup my ethernet card's irq and base address with linuxconf and it seems to work well during that session once I reboot the system I get the...eth0 [FAILED] and also some line that mentions insmod failed. Is there any way of hard setting the irq and base address on my card so I can avoid the manual loading of everything..
Old 08-09-2001, 07:42 PM   #2
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Actually insmod is failing to install module dmfe.0 at boot up. Once I manually do a "insmod dmfe" and "ifup eth0" everything is fine.
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is the .o file somewhere in the /lib/modules/2.4-xx/kernel/ folder where it can be loaded on bootup?

and you might want to run depmod -a after putting it there

or you can issue the command in /etc/rc.d/rc.local

you may want to use modprobe instead of insmod
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Hi David,

dmfe.0 is in /lib/modules/2.4.*/kernel/drivers/net/ I have to type "dmfe" after depmod -a ?
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As far as trying to force IRQ and Base I/O, settings, you can try adding an option line in /etc/conf.modules below the "alias" line for your dmfe module (conf.modules is named modules.conf in some distros):
#conf.modules example snippet

alias eth0 dmfe
options dmfe io=0x280 irq=5
Replace the values for io= and irq= with the values you want.

If depmod is used with the -a, you don't specify a module name, because the -a causes depmod to build a dependency file for all modules found in the default module directories (man depmod for more info on that). As DavidPhillips suggested, you can put "depmod -a" in rc.local so you will always have a current dependency file.
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Iam tying to install two network card dmfe (DAVICOM) in leaf bering.
with this dm
#cat modules
ne io=0x300,0x320 irq=5
but not found. i not have more ideas.
I think, te problem is with irq numbre, but i can error description,
Please Helpme.


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