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Old 09-02-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
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Networking Broken 2.6.0-test4

Hello all.

Having a problem right now after compiliing a 2.6.0-test4 kernel. Networking doesn't work. I'm using Mandrake 9.1.

I've got a Realtek ethernet card, using 8139too. I've tried compiling it in and having it as a module, and I always get the same error:

Sep 1 21:58:34 localhost network: Setting network parameters: succeeded
Sep 1 21:58:34 localhost ifup: arping: socket: Address family not supported by protocol
Sep 1 21:58:34 localhost ifup: Error, some other host already uses address

It's frustrating, because everything else in 2.6 works perfectly. Feels more responsive, and it's certainly a lot leaner than the installed Mandrake kernel.

I've looked up the error, all the remedies I've seen haven't worked for me. I do also get a bunch of modprobe errors when I boot into 2.6, but not when I boot 2.4. Possibly just things to take out of the modules.conf when I get it all working?

af_packet support is in as a module, I've tried it compiled in as well. Doesn't help! I haven't assigned anything to other than localhost in the hosts file too.

Can anybody help me please?

Old 09-02-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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The modprobe stuff is probably since you require a later version of it to be able to use the DEVELOPMENT kernel. You should not use 2.6 yet in a production environment. Also I am having a RTL network card and everything works pretty fine. However I did not compile in as module ... no need to if you require it all the time :-)
Old 09-02-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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I've got modprobe version 2.4.22, good enough?

I've tried compiling in the ethernet card and having it as a module, doesn't work either way.

I'm not using the 2.6 kernel for anything heavy duty, just a single user home computer playing around with it for fun.

I checked out this 2.6 howto and I've get everything up to date on the list.

Still stuck, but I'll keep looking.


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