probe order of compiled-in NIC drivers

Carsten Gehrke carsten at rollinghorse.com
Wed Nov 13 11:28:27 PST 2002


At 10:00 13-11-02, you wrote:
>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?

I'd rather change the kernel source.


>Add to your /etc/modules.conf:
>
>alias eth0 (tlan driver module name)
>alias eth1 (tulip driver module name)

It's my understanding that works for loadable modules, not when they are 
compiled in.


>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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