Bug 16529 - Kernel didn't use the correct Ethernet driver
Kernel didn't use the correct Ethernet driver
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-08-18 09:02 EDT by R. James Cross, Jr.
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 20:14:40 EST
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Description R. James Cross, Jr. 2000-08-18 09:02:19 EDT
I upgraded from v 6.0 to 6.2. On booting the upgrade, the installation of the Ethernet driver failed, and I had no internet
support. I have a 3Com 3c905C-TXM card, requiring the 3c59x.c driver. I fixed the problem by recompiling the kernel,
putting the 3c59x driver direclty into the kernel and removing all the other 3Com drivers. I conclude that the software supports
the card, but the routine that recognizes it tries to use the wrong driver.

After rebuilding the kernel I found that the new kernel would not support the Open Sound System; it would not mount the DOS
partition; and the NFL lock daemon did not install. Following suggestions from OSS, I deleted modversions.h and all the files
in /usr/src/linux/include/linux/modules, did a make clean and proceeded. This rebuild fixed all the above problems. I conclude
that the original rebuild failed to update one or more files that were needed.
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-08-18 09:13:35 EDT
lspci and/or 'lspci -n' output regarding the NIC would probably be of help.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-18 11:09:49 EDT
The problem with OSS and lockd sounds like a problem with your
kernel build; perhaps you didn't do 'make mproper' before rebuilding?

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