[realtek] problem installing driver rtl8139

Jarl Friis jarl@softace.dk
Mon Dec 9 14:00:01 2002

Panard <panard@inzenet.org> writes:

> On Monday 09 December 2002 15:02, you wrote:
> > On Monday 09 December 2002 14:55, you wrote:
> > > try insmod rtl8139 (without o ) ?
> >
> > no change !
> Here is my complete error message :
> Using /lib/modules/2.4.19/kernel/drivers/net/rtl8139.o
> /lib/modules/2.4.19/kernel/drivers/net/rtl8139.o: init_module: No such device
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including 
> invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
>       You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg

Your 2.4.19 kernel is probably prebuilt with the 1839too driver or the
8139too module is inserted allready, hence occupies the Realtek chip.

what does lsmod say?

Is your kernel precompiled with 81399too built-in

When I try to load rtl8139.o module when 8139too module is load and
active, I get exactly the error message you describe!

What distro are you using? 

BTW you should use 'insmod rtl8139.o' when rtl8139.o is in working
directory and remember insmod pci-scan.o before that. Consider also
option '-N'.

Maybe the message "no such device" is inappropriate for this