I just set a box up to be a firewall using two old SMC Ultra ISA NICs. I
set the interrupts and everything, started the network and my system hung
(cold re-start, fsck needed).
The problem appears to be that the smc-ultra driver requires another
module to be preloaded before it is loaded. Adding a line like
pre-install smc-ultra modprobe -a 8390
to /etc/conf.modules fixed the problem, but shouldn't linuxconf take care
of these dependencies? The install program did, since this machine lacks
a CD-ROM and was installed using http.
What does "grep smc-ultra /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.dep" on the affected
Looks right to me. I'm still using the stock kernel from 6.2, as the machine is
not really connected yet. I plan to roll a custom kernel this weekend, probably
from the virgin 2.2.16 sources.
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.