[lfs-support] Ethernet Card Not Found
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.
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