More Problems ... SIOCADDRT

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Feb 28 08:20:19 PST 2004


On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 10:42:11 -0500
"K. Mike Bradley" <kmb at mikienet.com> wrote:

> Where is the modules.conf?

In /etc - it may not be there if you've not created it yet though.

> How do I identify my NIC?

Either look in the manual to see what chipset it uses, or if that's not
available then a bootable CD like Knoppix may help identify it for you
(do an `lsmod` or look at the output of `dmesg`).  Simply typing it into
google with "linux driver" might prove beneficial as well!

> Where do I get the correct module?

Depends on the NIC you have - drivers may be available in the kernel
sources or you might have to download open source or binary drivers if
that's not the case.

> What now?

>From the types of questions you're asking it sounds as if looking at
some of the howto's on http://www.tldp.org may be useful.  Also see
the essential prereading hint at
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/essential_prereading.txt

> Has Bill Gates won after all?

No, never :)

Best regards,

Matt.



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