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Hello, I've recently installed Ark Linux(redhat based and my kernel is 2.4.23), and I like a lot. The only problem is that the system doesn't interact in some way with ...
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    ethernet hell


    Hello,
    I've recently installed Ark Linux(redhat based and my kernel is 2.4.23),
    and I like a lot. The only problem is that the system doesn't interact
    in some way with the ethernet card. I've tried to get as much info
    as I can befor posting this, so . . . .

    on this site
    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...WTO.html#ss1.2
    I learned how to get some system info:

    To find out what card is in my computer , as root I did "lspci", and I got
    Code:
    Ethernet controller: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc Ethernet 100/10 MBit (rev 31)
    then I checked in "/etc/modules.conf" and the first line was
    Code:
    alias eth0 dmfe
    and on the site mentioned above it said that the driver for
    Davicom was dmfe

    so to see if the driver was loaded I did "lsmod | grep dmfe"
    and I got back the output below
    Code:
    dmfe		15713	1
    crc32		    3740     0 [dmfe]
    and the I did "modprobe eth0" but I got no reply

    then as root I did "ifconfig -a" and under eth0 I saw

    Code:
    Link encap:Ethernet Hwaddr 00:80:AD:77:95:5E
    	inet addr: 192.168.1.55 Brast: 192.168.1.255 Mask 255.255.255.0
    	UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    	RX packets:46 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    	TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    	collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    	RX bytes:15612 (15.2 Kb) TX bytes:168 (168.0 b)
    	Interupt:5 Base address:0xc00

    and I also looked in the direcory "/lib/modules/2.4.23-0.pre4.1ark/kernel/drivers/net/"
    and I found the file "dmfe.O"
    Isn't that the module(driver) that my ethernet card needs?

    I'm pretty much out of ideas, what do I need to do next, where do I need to look?
    If anyone can help me resolve this I'll be very happy. Thanks.

    William

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    Looks like your nice is working. What exactly is the problem?

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    ethernet driver ...........

    U can make ur hardware to work in 2 ways. either u can embed its software within the kernel (
    kernel compile time option as *) or u can compile it compile it as a module ( kernel compile time
    option M ). If u compiled it as a module it will be listed in lsmod else if u have embedded it in the
    kernel , then lsmod will not show it.
    For ur case it was compiled within the kernel and so modprobe and lsmod didn't work.

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    Sriram, you should reread his post again. If he has dmfe.o, it was compiled as a module. Even lsmod shows it loaded.

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    so what exactly doesnt work. can u ping other comps/they ping u. can u ssh into other comps/and they to u?

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    do this "dhcpcd eth0"

    and see what happens...

    But it allready says you have a ip, what was the problem again?

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