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Old 12-22-2003, 05:51 PM   #1
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Step by step guide to install onboard NIC

Hi everyone,

I am running Debian / testing on an ASUS A7V600 mobo with an onboard nic (3com / 3c940) which I could not get running. My workaround for now is to disable the onboard nic and use an old 3com 3c905. I already downloaded the 3com driver from the asus website but could not get it installed. make load returns me this error message:

insmod 3c2000.o
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol _mmx_memcpy
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol create_proc_entry_Rdb0bd2bc
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol eth_type_trans_Ra7b962e6
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol alloc_skb_R1afdff72
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol proc_net_Rfd6dce7a
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol netif_rx_R7a8247af
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol mem_map_R9c91522a
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol skb_over_panic_R3c105d73
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol __kfree_skb_R595a7f2d
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol init_etherdev_Rccd9f3f2
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol irq_stat_R1e4ae586
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol remove_proc_entry_R5bef3e3b
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol unregister_netdev_Rb4a7e4d6
3c2000.o: unresolved symbol softnet_data_R2bbe92a0

Can anybody give me a hint what's wrong?

Old 12-22-2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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Try modprobe 3c2000
Modprobe installs the module specified with all its dependencies (usually a NIC module needs other network modules to work). Insmod installs only the mdoul specified, without dependencies.
Old 12-22-2003, 06:12 PM   #3
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modprobe 3c2000 returns: modprobe: Can't locate module 3c2000

What does that mean?

I would think that I could load the "driver"/module with modconf but I cannot chose 3c2000 as a network module

Old 12-22-2003, 06:18 PM   #4
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are you running modprobe from the directory of the module? if not try modprobe /path/to/the/module.
Old 12-22-2003, 06:20 PM   #5
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In fact, you should copy your module to the moduels dir /lib/modules/kernelversion/kernel/drivers/net
and tehn run depmod -a to update dependencies. When it finishes, modprobe 3c2000 should work.
Old 02-13-2004, 09:55 PM   #6
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try the sk98lin module for this card


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