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Trano 01-14-2005 09:56 PM

eth0 Not Found
I just installed a very minimal slackware (I have to keep it under 256megs with the extra software I need).

The problem I am having is that eth0 is not found. When I type ifconfig eth I get the error:

eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

I am using a VIA EPIA MII6000 motherboard, with a onboard Rhine II ethernet adapter. The Rhine II shows up in /proc/pci.

Does anyone know if I am either missing a package or some other way to get this working?


barryman_5000 01-14-2005 10:29 PM

If you are using a 2.4 kernel I suggest you upgrade. I google for 2.4 and 2.6 and got alot of people with working internet on 2.6 (don't know which). For 2.4 I saw alot of references to compiling your own driver for it.

Trano 01-15-2005 01:15 AM

How small can I get the 2.6 kernel? And where can I get a small version?

It would be great to be able to switch over, but I don't have much space. Would I need to put in another hard drive, download the source there, and compile it myself? Or is there a small version of 2.6 available for slackware somewhere?


keefaz 01-15-2005 04:09 AM

when you do /sbin/modprobe -l | grep rhine

Do you see via-rhine module ?

Trano 01-15-2005 01:07 PM

Yes, I get the output:


egag 01-15-2005 02:58 PM's there, but is it also loaded ?
check with " $lsmod " ......

if not loaded, load it with " #modprobe via-rhine " .


Trano 01-15-2005 03:30 PM

It wasn't loaded, but modprobe worked. Thank you

How do I set it to load on boot?

egag 01-15-2005 03:43 PM

you can put those things in " /etc/rc.d/rc.modules "


Trano 01-15-2005 04:12 PM

Ok, just one last thing. Now that I have the module loading, how do I get the interface to activate on boot?

I know I've done it before and it was easy, but I am blanking on it right now.

egag 01-15-2005 04:35 PM

well....normally at boot, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 is executed and that takes care of eht-if and loopback-if.
make sure that file is executable .....


Trano 01-15-2005 05:24 PM

Found the problem. /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 had a space after the . on the line ./etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

I took out the space, and its all working right now.

Thank you everyone for all your help

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