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Old 06-21-2001, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question rc.modules


Hey guys!
I just installed Redhat 6.2 and am trying to get my Linksys Ether 10/100 to work. I followed the instructions to copy driver to /root, compliled it and so on. The problem is that it says that *.o file has to be coppied into .../rc.modules and I don't see that directory anywhere. So, as a result OS doesn't see the card at all. I have moved the card to different PCI slot on the motherboard and noticed that on boot the card shows IRQ 11 and another device ( some controller) also has IRQ 11. I do have PnP turned off in BIOS setup. I have read this message board from top to bottom and seems like I am doing everything right till I get to this rc.modules part...

HELP!
 
Old 06-21-2001, 01:23 PM   #2
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Shouldn't that be /lib/modules ? Or does RH6.2 have a different structure to 7?
 
Old 06-21-2001, 01:26 PM   #3
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My rc.modules file is located in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
About installing modules, I'm not to good
at that yet.

carne
 
Old 06-21-2001, 01:32 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by carne
My rc.modules file is located in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
About installing modules, I'm not to good
at that yet.

carne
...that's the problem: I do have /etc/rc.d, but there is no /rc.modules in it...
 
Old 06-21-2001, 01:33 PM   #5
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Try creating one, copying the files there, and giving it a go!
 
Old 06-21-2001, 01:38 PM   #6
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Smile rc.modules

Thanks guys! I will post the resolution once the issue is resolved.
 
Old 06-21-2001, 04:54 PM   #7
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uhm...

mention of rc.modules sounds like its aimed at /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and therefore BSD like statup script system, such as *BSD or Slackware... Your modules are usually placed in /lib/modules/<kernelVersion>/

There may well be support already for this card in linux kernel - have you read any of the HOWTOs athttp://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO ?

Cheers!

Jamie...

Just noticed that TrickyKid mention's a LinkSys board in this post http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?threadid=3580 so I assume they are supported by the standard kernel so you might not need to worry about that external module.

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Old 06-22-2001, 10:39 AM   #8
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Unhappy rc.modules

OK, I do have /lib/modules/<kernelVersion>/ and that's where I cp tulip.o to. Now I have to "test" the driver (I am just following instructions). alias eth0 tulip... What I get is "eth0 not found" and "tulip not found". If I do cat /proc/pci, it lists NIC as Network adapter, Unknown Vendor etc.
I know that there are 34.5 gazzillion people who have this card up and running, but what the hell is wrong with mine...?
I am downloading 7.1, and will try to upgrade tonight.We'll se if that helps. If not, I'll go and get 3COM C905C-TX which, according to compatible hardware lists, is supposed to just fly...
 
Old 06-22-2001, 11:07 AM   #9
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Did you insmod tulip?
What does the linuxConf network setup screen look like? Does it show eth0, if so you can tell it to use the tulip module (type tulip if it's not in the drop down list), and it should work. You can also achieve the same with netconfig.
I had similar problems with the netgear fa311 (search the forums!!!) and eventually it worked. Of note, I've now got 2.4.2 kernel compiled properly, and it runs the card moduleless. Magic!
So don't rush out and buy a new card yet.
Jim

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Old 06-22-2001, 07:20 PM   #10
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Cool yahoooooo!

IT WORKS! I used LinuxConf, rebooted and MAGIC, I am actually posting this from my brand spanking new linux box. Thanks to everybody who contributed. I am sure I will post again with questions since this is my 2nd week using Linux...
Have a great weekend everybody!
 
Old 06-29-2001, 11:12 AM   #11
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Cool some followup

Well, after my prevoius post, I managed to screw up the setup and, this time, I just got sick and tired of fighting with those stupid NICs. I ended up with owning Linksys 10/100 FastEthernet, Netgear FA311 and D-Link 530TX+. What finally solved my problems was download of RedHat 7.1.(I had 6.2) The only card that more or less painfully works is Linksys. OS actually promted me for the setup of it, all I had to do is enter IP,netmask and gateway addresses. Then I checked in Linuxconfig and saw tulip already selected as a driver. Rebooted and went surfing the Web.
Now the fun part begins: installed Domino mail server last night,will try to configure it today.
 
  


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