ethernet support in linux-2.4 for an ibook G4

Sébastien Maerten maerten.sebastien at
Thu Jul 8 05:58:39 PDT 2004

axel wrote:
> Hello
> I have an ibook G4 (the new ones, November2003) on which I have built a
> LFS system. While running debian with linux 2.6, the driver for ethernet
> is "Sun GEM & Apple GMAC support" and works fine.
> With LFS and linux 2.4 , the driver should be the same, but while checked,
> it doesn' t work. Using the obsolete driver GMAC "(G4/iBook ethernet)
> support (OBSOLETE, use Sun GEM)" works.
> Is it a problem on my system or a bug in the kernel (I have checked that
> ..config contains "CONFIG_SUNGEM=y") ?
> Thanks in advance.

Suposing you're on LFS-5.1 and building sungem as a module, maybe a 
missing "alias eth0 sungem" in /etc/modules.conf ?
Are you sure the network configuration is elsewhere OK (resolv.conf, 
hosts ...)?

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