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I hope this is a simple question. I installed a wacom tablet driver and SOMEHOW, by reboot time, I think the ethernet driver got unloaded. I suspect this because "lspci ...
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    3c940 ethernet driver got unloaded, how to reload?


    I hope this is a simple question.
    I installed a wacom tablet driver and SOMEHOW, by reboot time, I think the ethernet driver got unloaded.
    I suspect this because "lspci -k" does NOT show a kernel driver for the device, and "ifconfig -a" shows only the loopback device.

    The "card" is built-in:
    3Com Corporation 3c940 10/100/1000-Base-T [Marvell] rev 12
    System is Fedora 14, kernel is 2.6.35.14-97.

    1) How to I reinstall the suitable driver?
    Thanks!

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    Yikes.
    I think I found the correct diver, by browseing the kernel source: and I think the correct driver is "skge.ko"
    The bad news is "modprobe skge.ko" returns the error "module not found"
    Even worse, "modprobe -l" shows nothing but
    /home/installer/modules/linuxwacom/src/2.6.30/wacom.ko
    This makes me think that ALL modules were removed!
    How to fix!

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    try
    Code:
    modprobe skge
    lsmod
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Thanks for the reply.
    "mosprobe skge" returns module not found.
    "lsmod" returns only 9 lines of output.
    On my other linux system, returns 68 lines of output, showing many more loaded modules.

    More evidence of disaster. I'm surprised it booted.

    /lib/modules/2.6.35.14-97.fc14.x86.PAE/kernel seems to still exist intact.

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    Fixed (I think)
    "depmod -a"
    Seems to have fixed everything.
    I believe the /etc/modprobe.dep file got clobbered, and depmod -a restored it.

    Several nasty surprises here.
    1) The script in the wacom driver repository is broken
    2) A missing /etc/modprobe.dep prevents any modules from loading
    3) No warnings/errors are generated when /etc/modprobe.dep is missing

    The manpage for modprobe notes "modprobe expects an up-to-date modules.dep file, as generated by depmod..."
    It does NOT state "if this file is missing, no modules can be loaded."
    Even "modprobe -cv" does not print anything about problems with modprobe.dep.
    Beware!

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