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
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
then I checked in "/etc/modules.conf" and the first line wasCode:
Ethernet controller: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc Ethernet 100/10 MBit (rev 31)
and on the site mentioned above it said that the driver forCode:
alias eth0 dmfe
Davicom was dmfe
so to see if the driver was loaded I did "lsmod | grep dmfe"
and I got back the output below
and the I did "modprobe eth0" but I got no replyCode:
dmfe 15713 1
crc32 3740 0 [dmfe]
then as root I did "ifconfig -a" and under eth0 I saw
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
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.