[lfs-support] Ethernet Card Not Found

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 17:40:30 PST 2013

Alan Feuerbacher wrote:
> On 11/25/2013 11:50 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Dan McGhee wrote:
>>>> r8169                  71677  0
>>>> mii                    13527  1 r8169
>> Looking at the help in the kernel for CONFIG_R8169:
>> Selects: FW_LOADER [=y] && CRC32 [=y] && MII [=y]
> How does one access this "help"?

Use a / and type in a term.

>> so mii is probably selected automatically.  The question the above line
>> gives me is whether there is a firmware blob for this card.
> What is a "firmware blob"?

Binary bits that are loaded into a device to make it work (better). 
Generally they are built from proprietary code.

   -- Bruce

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