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#1 2004-03-08 23:25:49

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kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

TRying to roll a custom kernel and cannot get the Eth0 to load. I added the tulip family support into the kernel. When I boot, I get unable to load module tulip, not found. Is the problem the kernel, the module lib or a .config. Same setup working great with 0.6 and 2.4.25 kernel. Thanks for reading and any tips you might have.


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#2 2004-03-08 23:33:22

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

are you saying you compiled the ethernet card support into the kernel? that is what i am reading and if that is the case then of course you would get a module loading failure. have you run ifconfig to see if your ethernet card is up?

sorry i if i misunderstood you.


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#3 2004-03-08 23:38:25

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

no, you are right. Do I need to turn something off? Someone said I needed to add "alias eth0 tulip" to module.conf. It errors on module load line when I boot then fails on adsl line.
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#4 2004-03-09 00:56:07

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

yeah if you hav ecompiled it into the kernel then you don't need to have anything in rc.conf or module.conf to load it. if you want to make sure the driver has loaded just issue the command ifconfig -a and you should see you ethernet card listed and it should say "UP" in the second line.

next you adsl may not be coming up due to your ...hmmm is it /etc/ppp/options file. if you comment out everything in that file then you should be able to bring up your adsl


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#5 2004-03-09 04:32:40

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

If you did compile it as a module in the 2.6 kernel I believe you'd have to add that line to modprobe.conf rather than modules.conf

If you compiled it directly into the kernel, then the line should be removed, as it's no longer a module.

I do know that with my netgear card, I had a bit of problem figuring out which tulip options to take--I think I wound up in the end choosing generic tulip.

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#6 2004-03-09 05:39:47

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

I am sure you are correct, as the file says it is for 2.6 kernel only. I will test it when I get home, and thanks to all of you. I really like all the help I can get trying to learn Linux. big_smile


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#7 2004-03-09 08:20:12

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

changing the line in modprobe.conf and in rc.conf fixed the eth0 error and it is running fine. As i was in there I added the same line to module.conf so the old kernel will still load. Now I can't get the DSL to load in 2.6.3 but it runs on 2.4.25, (using that now) so again I ask for ideas. :?


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#8 2004-03-09 16:19:55

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

try commenting your /etc/ppp/options file. (or is that /usr/ppp/options)


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#9 2004-03-12 00:15:10

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

found the file, changed as I could, rebooted, still no luck. Everything is loading fine, until it gets to ADSL connection and it sits busy then [FAIL]. When I try adsl-start it timesout. I did a new adsl-setup, jsut in case, no help. Anymore ideas? At least arch still works in 2.4.25 :cry:  :cry:


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#10 2004-03-13 00:20:29

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Re: kernel 2.6.3 and tulip driver

I found the problem, I needed to add more things in the kernel, mainly all the ppp checkboxes instead of jsut the first one. Thanks for the help! big_smile


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