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Old 05-21-2004, 07:27 PM   #16
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MysteriousRevC: we need to know all the info about the network device that you are trying to start at boot time in order to determine if it is a module problem. Please post back the manufacturer and model number of the device.
Old 05-21-2004, 08:57 PM   #17
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it's a speedstream 5200 modem
Old 05-22-2004, 05:07 AM   #18
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With that info you shoulld be able to follow some advice I posted earlier:

The reason I need to know this is to determine if the module that needs to be loaded for the device to start properly is being loaded at all.

You can look up your networking device in the Hardware Compatibility List here at LinuxQuestions:

Or try google'ing it:

If you are able to determine the module name for the device that you are trying to start, search the output of lsmod to see if it there. If it is not try adding the name of the module to the bottom of your modprobe.preload file (its in your /etc directory). Keep in mind in order to edit that file you will need to be root.

Try rebooting after that and see if it starts.

If this does in fact work remember to post back with any other info that helped you solve your problem so others can benefit from your experience.
Old 05-22-2004, 01:39 PM   #19
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Talking IT WORKS!! Yes!

I changed MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no to MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and now it succeeds.


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