Re: network card drivers
From: Andreas Janssen (andreas.janssen_at_bigfoot.com)
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 11:32:12 +0200
Chris Armstrong (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) wrote:
> I am having trouble autoloading my network card driver. I am running
> Leadtek Winfast K7NCR18D (integrated network and audio card, running
> NVIDIA nForce2 chipset)
> AMD Athlon 2000+
> Debian Woody (3.0) with customised 2.4.20 kernel inc. agpgart patch
> for motherboard chipset and DevFS (most of the networking options are
> NVIDIA nforce2 drivers v. 0261., compiled from source (or whatever
> NVIDIA warrants as "source")
> I am using the compiled nvnet driver. It will load with modprobe and
> insmod, and ifconfig recognises it, but adding to /etc/modules.conf:
> alias eth0 nvnet
> comes back with claims that it doesn't know how to create it/doesn't
> know what I'm talking about.
> Any ideas?
What is the exact error message?
How did you add the entry to /etc/modules.conf? By editing the file
If yes, add the line to /etc/modutils/aliases or create your own file in
/etc/modutils and add the line. Run update-modules after that. Debian's
update-modules program will overwrite any direct changes made to
/etc/modules.conf. Maybe this happened to you.
Also, if you want the card to be activated at boottime, make sure you
made the necessary changes to /etc/network/interfaces.
You can also add nvnet to your /etc/modules. This will load it
automatically at bootup.
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