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Old 12-06-2003, 05:50 PM   #1
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kernel issues

This is the first time trying to compile a kernel. Im trying to install the new 2.4.23 release and I get it installed, but cant get the comp networked, when i type ifconfig, i just see the lo device and cant get my eth0 config back. What should I be looking for when compileing the kernel to resolve this.

Old 12-06-2003, 05:55 PM   #2
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try "ifconfig eth0 up" as root.

also, see if your driver modules (if you had built them as modules), are loaded.
for instance, i use a sis900 10/100, and i built them in as a module. so,if i ever want to use that, i would do a "modprobe sis900", and it will show up under "lsmod".

if you built the driver into the kernel, then see if it was recognized at boot time using "dmesg". do a 'dmesg | grep "eth"', and that should show stuff related to ur card. otherwise just go thro dmesg looking for anything related.

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