Hi. My new gentoo kernel boots up successfully (albiet without framebuffer or swap), but I have no network connection. ifconfig -a shows nothing but the local loopback. I emerged both hotplug and coldplug.
For some reason when I was configuring the kernel, the options for hotplug and network had no box next to them, but a "---" instead. I'm not sure what this means - does it simply indicate a header/title/subsection (which is unlikely considering they have '?'-descriptions and the online install instructions tell me to answer 'Y'), or have I missed some part of the configuration process that enables these options?
I'm on an IBM T43 with a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet.