[tulip] Issues getting driver to work in Red Hat

prc@theriver.com prc@theriver.com
Sat Jan 19 09:49:01 2002


>I found a web page that descibes how to get a Linksys network card to work in
>Red Hat. This was for an older version of the card/driver that did not require
>pci-scan. The instructions were something like:
>1. compile tulip
>2. put tulip.o in the proper modules directory
>3. run "modprobe tulip" and "depmond -a" in some order ( I foget which)
>4. add "alias eth0 tulip" to /etc/modules.conf
>5. run netcfg to configure
>This did work even for a Linksys card that is supposed to require the latest
>drivers. That is the way my system is currently set up.
>The instructions on the scyld web page for installing the newer drivers
>individually go something  like this:
>1. compile tulip.c and pci-scan.c
>2. run insmod for the the two modules
>3. run install for the two modules
>There is no mention of adding anything to /etc/modules.conf or running netcfg.
>Does this mean that these are not necessay?
>What is the difference between modprobe/depmod and insmod/install? (I have done
>man on each but unfortunately I only have a masters degree in computer science
>so I can't understand them.)
>BTW: the warning about not being able to compile the drivers with gcc under Red
>Hat 7.0 may not apply if you have applied the correct Red Hat supplied fixes.
>I have downloaded tulip.c, pci-scan.c/h and kern_compat.h and got only the
>following warning messages compiling tulip.c and pci-scan.c.
>/tmp/ccYHGnea.s: Assembler messages:
>/tmp/ccYHGnea.s:145: Warning: Ignoring changed section attributes for .modinfo
>/tmp/cc9gkOLV.s: Assembler messages:
>/tmp/cc9gkOLV.s:25: Warning: Ignoring changed section attributes for .modinfo
>What is the significance of these warnings?
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