[realtek] Can't compile on RedHat 7.0 after reading instructions
Mon, 09 Apr 2001 01:08:19 +1000
I was running kernel 2.4.1 with the rtl8139 driver with no problems until I
had to re-build my kernel for fat32 support. I've managed to get my other
modules to work such as the NVidia driver and emu10k1 but i can't get the
rtl8139 to work again. The actual card in use is a D-Link DE528CT and
everytime during boot i get the error:
delaying eth0 initialisation [FAILED]
My modules.conf has the line 'alias eth0 rtl8139' as per the installation
instructions but i get errors when running depmod complaining about
I tried compiling the latest source code using the compile arguments at the
end of the source file but got errors such as:
rtl8139.c:XXXX: structure has no member named 'tbusy'
i then followed the instructions for users with RedHat and it's dodgy
compiler but i couldn't find any other versions of gcc or kgcc. My current
version of gcc is 2.96 and was used to build the kernel so i figured it must
Secondly i added the '-I/root/linux/include' argument to the argument list
for gcc(coz thats where i built the new kernel). However i still get the
same errors :(
When compiling the latest source didn't work, i decided to try and find my
original driver that worked before. The only reference to rtl8139.o I could
find was in /lib/modules/2.2.XX/net/rtl8139.o which is RedHat's precompiled
module tree. My previous working version of 2.4.1 had it's module tree
renamed to /lib/modules/2.4.1OLD so that running 'make modules_install' a
second time wouldn't overwrite it. I don't know why i couldn't find
rtl8139.o in /lib/modules/2.4.1OLD or even find the
/lib/modules/2.4.1OLD/net directory where this driver should be.
Anyhow i tried to 'insmod rtl8139.o' and that spat out a whole lot of errors
about unresolved symbols aswell.
The last thing i have done is gone and made sure that i specified support
for Realtek cards when running 'make xconfig' This is where i realised it
was set to no. I hadn't run 'make mrproper' at this time so it had kept my
previous settings. I specified to load support as modules and then rebuilt
the kernel and did 'make modules' followed by 'make modules_install'
After rebooting i tried everything i had tried before and still no luck.
Can someone help plz? as this is really frustrating!
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