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Hi, I recently installed Gentoo 2.4.26, and am having problems with getting eth0 to work. When the system boots, it fails when loading dhcp. Here is the exactly error I ...
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    Gentoo Networking


    Hi,

    I recently installed Gentoo 2.4.26, and am having problems with getting eth0 to work.

    When the system boots, it fails when loading dhcp. Here is the exactly error I get:

    Bringing eth0 up via DHCP... [!!]

    ERROR: Problem starting needed services.
    "netmount" was not started.

    I then login as root and try: ifconfig eth0 up, and I get the following error:
    eth0: unknown interface: No such device.

    Any ideas?

    thanks,
    mw

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    What type of NIC are you trying to bring up?

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    Yeah...it sounds like you either didn't compile in support for your network card, or you didn't put the module in /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4. As laker said, what type of NIC are you using? Try modprobing the correct driver to see if you have it installed (once you figure out the name of the driver for your card ).
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    Ethernet card info

    Hello again,

    I am using an IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus Ready Port Adapter.
    It says it was manufactured by XIRCOM, not sure if that means to use a particular driver or not.

    I think laker is correct in that I didn't compile networking into the kernel, does this mean I have to re-insall everything?

    Thank you,
    mw

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    no, cd /usr/src/linux and make menuconfig then select the network card you want and compile that module

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    selecting and compiling a module

    Hi,

    Sorry about all the questions, thanks to all who've replied.

    variant: you said to "select the network card I want and compile that module"

    first, how do I know which net card module is the correct one? the ibm etherjet card isn't listed, and i don't see anything regarding xircom.

    second, once i do find the appropriate module, how would i compile it?

    thanks again,
    mw

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    download
    Code:
    http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/pcmcia-cs-3.2.8.tar.gz
    and
    Code:
    http://ivs.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~danilo/tulip.c
    then read:
    Code:
    http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/contrib/README.cs89x0_cs
    good luck
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    hello again

    Hi,

    Still working on this. Not quite understanding everythin in the page that says how to install the EtherJet Card: http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp...ADME.cs89x0_cs

    Under the "Quickstart" portion of the doc
    To install this driver, unpack the archive on top of PCMCIA source
    tree, then type "make all" and "make install".

    Where exactly is the PCMCIA source tree?
    I thought it was /usr/src/inux/drivers/pcmcia

    Is that correct, or am I way off on this one too?

    Thanks again,
    mw

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    change directories to where you extracted pcmcia-cs and then run
    Code:
    make all
    make install

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    sweet

    hi again,

    make all and make install went beautifully.

    i edited /etc/pcmcia/config and inserting the lines told by the doc

    i issued the killall -HUP cardmgr command successfully

    the /etc/pcmcia/network and /etc/pcmcia/network.opts files are script files and i have no clue how to edit them, i skipped that step hoping it would work.

    i inserted the card and got no beeps, apparently the script files need to be changed in someway. I'm looking through them now, but if anyone has an idea on what I could do, I'd appreciate it.

    thanks again,
    mw

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