probe order of compiled-in NIC drivers

James Drabb JDrabb at darden.com
Wed Nov 13 10:35:28 PST 2002


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dagmar d'Surreal [mailto:dagmar at speakeasy.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 1:00 PM
> To: BLFS Support
> Subject: Re: probe order of compiled-in NIC drivers
> 
> "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)
> 
> -- 

He is compiling the nic drivers into the kernel so the modules.conf file
will have no effect.  I am wondering two things.

1.  Why don't you want to compile the drivers as modules?
2.  Why does it matter what nic card is eth0 or eth1?

Jim Drabb
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