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Old 03-25-2002, 10:51 AM   #1
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modprobe problems


I am using SuSE7 with a 2.4.7 kernel and I am having difficulty getting my Realtek rtl8139 chip ethernet card to be recognised.

First I type make xconfig, and I look at Network and choose Y for my Realtek rtl8139.

I go through the instructions for compiling the Kernel, re-boot, everything seems fine, it recognises Eth0 and states it is a 2.4.7 kernel.

I check if everything is ok with YAST1, but when I go into YAST 2 and get it to check for my card it comes up with :

Device Initialization Failed Error Code 255 Module name rtl8139

so I go into a terminal and type Modprobe rtl8139 and I get the message: Can't find module.

This has happend before using a d-link card, the realtek was on sale for 4 pounds, so I thought why not.

How can I get this cards module to be recognised by Linux

Regards Ian
Old 03-25-2002, 12:24 PM   #2
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When you compiled your kernel, did you select 'y'es or 'm'odule for your realtek card? It may be that yast2 wants to find it as a module and not built straight into the kernel whilest yast1 and other programs are less picky and actually see that it's been built in and works fine. You could go back into xconfig and try making it a module and seeing if that suites all programs better.
Old 03-25-2002, 06:10 PM   #3
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The realtek module is now called "8139too", rtl8139 is the old module. Do "modprobe 8139too".


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