[realtek] insmod rtl8139 problem
Tue Feb 19 12:58:03 2002
On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, rob.geelen wrote:
> I'm running RedHat 7.2, kernel version 2.4.9
> I downloaded the source rpm for netdrivers3.1-1
> Everything seems to have installed correctly.
> When I run insmod rtl8139.o, I get two messages :
> unresolved symbol pci_drv_unregister
> unresolved symbol pci_drv_register
> I have read one should run insmod pci-scan first !
Correct. (I left this in just for the archives...)
If you run 'modprobe' it will automatically load pci-scan first.
> when I run insmod pci-scan that runs fine, but now, when trying to run insmod
> rtl8139 again, I get the following:
> init_module: No such device
> I'm puzzled here,
> Can anybody help me on this one ??
This is reporting that no recognized device was found.
What does 'cat /proc/pci' or 'lspci' report as the numeric ID of the
It's possible that your card has a new, unrecognized PCI ID.
My guess is that you actually have a Myson 803 chip, which some board
vendors print with "8139". Myson makes a better chip, but the rtl8139
chip is much better known, so I guess that they are trying to trade off
the well-known number. That's not illegal in the U.S. (numbers can not
be trademarked), but it is unnecessarily confusing.
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