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Old 07-22-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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need insmod to load e1000 driver on boot

I need to find where to place the insmod command: "insmod e1000" so that the driver for my 2nd network interface card will load on boot/reboot.
Old 07-23-2005, 01:42 AM   #2
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It varies from distro to distro. In Debian, put a line with the name of the driver in the file /etc/modules, like so:


It's that simple. To find it in your distro, you can try the command

find /etc -name 'modules*'

to get a list of possible candidates for where to put that line. If you tell me what distro you're using, I can help out more.
Old 07-25-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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Hi mpeg4codec -

Sorry, I should have said in the original request that I am running Red Hat Linux 7.1 kernel 2.4.20...

Old 07-25-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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it is located in /etc/modules.conf
add a line like this:
alias eth0 e1000
if u have an alias eth0 for another NIC, use eth1 for e1000

after that u can configure your network following command:
netconfig -d eth0
good luck.
Old 07-25-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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I am agree with MAXUT

apart from that , at leat in RH , you must tell tell interface , whaterver it is , eth0 or eth1
to come up on boot time i.e ONBOOT=yes in the proper config file . No idea where to look in debian


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