probe order of compiled-in NIC drivers

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at speakeasy.net
Wed Nov 13 10:00:05 PST 2002


On Wed, 2002-11-13 at 01:01, Carsten P. Gehrke wrote:
(snippage)
> If I compile the tulip driver as a module, I can control it the 
> /etc/modules.conf, and all works well.  However, I don't want loadable 
> modules.  The kernel version I am using is 2.4.19.  The on-board NIC is 
> TLAN-based, and uses IRQ 17 and I/O 0x8400.  The Linksys NIC is handled by 
> the tulip driver, and uses IRQ 18 and I/O 0x6400.  I would prefer not to 
> change any of these parameters.

"I would prefer not to change any of these parameters".

That doesn't leave us much room to work with, now does it?

Add to your /etc/modules.conf:

alias eth0 (tlan driver module name)
alias eth1 (tulip driver module name)

This was covered by the Ethernet HOWTO and the Multiple Ethernet
Mini-HOWTO (if you can still find that one anywhere)

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