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Old 11-13-2001, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question Is there a Hardware detection Wizard???

Does Redhat and SuSE have a 'Hardware Detection Wizard' (much like windows) which will help me go about installing/uninstalling new drivers?

The reason why I am asking this questions is because, the ethernet card on my SuSE is not working ever since I compiled and installed new kernel (2.4.14).

Old 11-13-2001, 08:08 PM   #2
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Often it seems it is not working but instead it just did not get activates on boot up.

ifconfig eth0 up

if all is well yeah, but if not, tell us and we will try to figure it our further.
Old 11-13-2001, 09:06 PM   #3
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im willing to bet you either installed the wrong kernel module or you didnt install it at all.

a simple /sbin/ifconfig will tell you if ethX is functioning. if it is not, try modprobing the driver for it. if you do that and it doesnt work, just make doubly sure you compiled in the right driver when you recompiled the kernel. possibly boot up your old kernel, and then do a cat /proc/modules to see exactly which modules are being used. then remember these when you recompile your kernel next time.
Old 11-14-2001, 12:06 AM   #4
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Thanks tarball and sickboy..

ifconfig eth0 up: is not working. It says 'modules not found or something to that effect'.

ifconfig: alone doesn't report eho0. Only lo is printed.

/proc/modules is also an empty file.

It seems I made some mistakes in the way I configured kernel in order to use the ethernet card. Can you tell which flag I need to run on in xconfig to enable ethernet?

Sickboy: you suggestion to use old kernel was right. With the old version, I am able to browse.
Old 11-14-2001, 09:37 AM   #5
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what sort of ethernet card do you have?

in the kernel configure (xconfig) there is the section "Networking Devices"

you will need "Dummy net driver support" and also the relevant module in the "Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)". it will be in the same area. look for the module that corresponds with your card there needs to be loaded as a module ("Dummy net driver support" can be modularised as well. it will make your kernel smaller).




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