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Old 10-12-2002, 02:17 PM   #1
niac
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Network card not recognized


Hi, I am using RH8 and my network card is not in default modules.

Surecom EP320-XS => it use a Myson MTD-8XX chip

I found that the module is called fealnx.o but it is not available in /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/net. I have only the file : /usr/.../fealnx.c

I think I have to recompile the kernel but I have never done it before. In the readme file of the driver they told to do /usr/src/menuconfig but the path don't exist in RH8.
Is there a tool like menuconfig to select which module should be supported by the kernel ?

best regards.
 
Old 10-12-2002, 05:32 PM   #2
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Yes, there's such a module. Please go to /usr/src/linux. Then type
make xconfig
(when you're in X) or
make menuconfig
(if you're outside).
Find your driver, add it (as a module), save the changes. Then you can complie the kernel (as described in many threads on this site). In case of problems post again.
 
Old 10-22-2002, 03:46 AM   #3
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lo got the sma eproblem as niac.

red hat 8 useing a sure com 320x-s1
was also unable to go to /usr/src/menuconfig.

All the instructions are in the install dir
downloaded from surecom.

I did recompile the kernel but it didnt work.
I did this before reading this post;

would like to know what results you got niac
and maybe you can help a newbie out on
this one.

Also...Not Important.................

The drivers I got with the card were out of date for
the kernel I tryed to complie the fealnx.o but got a
message going something like this.

this module is for kernel 2.4.0 your kernel is 2.4.18-14
hece it didnt work.


Last edited by lexy; 10-22-2002 at 03:53 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2002, 04:00 AM   #4
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Instructions

Quote:

4. If your Linux kernel is any new version above than 2.4.5
(included) and it is a new installation, you can configure the
kernel by following console commands to enable the driver for
SURECOM EP-320X-S/S-1 100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter.

#/usr/src/menuconfig

Enable the option of "Myson MTD-8XX PCI Ethernet support"
in "Ethernet (10 or 100 M bit)" of "Network device support" as a
loadable module or system default module.

#make dep

#make clean

#make bzImage

#cp /usr/src/linux-2.4.X/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot

Then, edit /etc/lilo.conf, run "/sbin/lilo", and then reboot
your Linux system. After new kernel has been rebooted, it will
automatically load the driver for this adapter.
Anyway I did all these instructions and it didnt work.

Last edited by lexy; 10-22-2002 at 04:01 AM.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 12:56 PM   #5
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What was wrong with kernel compilation?
 
Old 10-23-2002, 01:27 PM   #6
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I managed to install the card properly, but I don't know how. Here is what I have done :

- I recompiled the kernel to add the support of the Myson MTD-8XX as a module.

cd /usr/src
make menuconfig (or xconfig)
# add the support of the card Myson MTD-8XX as module
make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
mv /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.xx-xx /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.xx-xx.old
cp arch/boot/i386/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.xx-xx
mv /boot/System.map-2.4.xx-xx /boot/System.map-2.4.xx-xx.old
cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.4.xx-xx

Then modify your config file grub or lilo (add the old kernel in case it doesn't work)

- I didn't get result, and decided to add another card which was supported by default (surecom ep320-xr).

- I updated the kernel with the last version

- When I rebooted, I get a window saying that a new hardware was detected, Myson MTD-8XX...

I have a question : When we update a kernel (using the redhat update) has it all the module we added to the old one ?
I think no, thus maybe the new kernel support the Myson MTD-8XX by default and you don't need to recompile the kernel.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 01:49 PM   #7
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The new kernel comes with new modules. It looks that the module needed by your card is just added to the default configuration in new RH kernel.
 
Old 10-24-2002, 08:16 AM   #8
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thx for the info niac.

However I got myself a new linksys 100tx and installs
on set up, saves a lot of messing about.
 
  


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