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Gentoo - networking problems!! - Please Help [SOLVED]

Postby percyt » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:39 pm

I'm up to my 4th install now and i'm right at the end of getting it just right.

I've had problems with filesystems (the fstab file installed by default was totally wrong!) but my problem now is the networking.

I've tried using DHCP and manually setting the ip address etc in /etc/conf.d/net and I get the same error:-

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* Bringing eth0 up (192.168.0.2)...
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: No such device
eth0: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
eth0: unknown interface: No such device

* ERROR: Problem starting needed services.
* "netmount" was not started.
* Starting local

This is linux.unknown_domain (Linux i686 2.6.11-gentoo-r6)

linux login:

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Now I know it's the networking section and i've done a search for those strings in CAPS but not found anything.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to a solution?

nb. the pc is a Dell Optiplex GX260 if that helps (I think the network card is a 10/100/1000)

TIA

Best regards,

Darren
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RE: Gentoo - networking problems!! - Please Help

Postby skecs » Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:46 am

It is not finding, or incorrectly identifying, your network card - I don't use Gentoo but I think you need to add the hardware, using the appropriate chipset for your network card. Have a look at the Dell specifications to find this out.
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RE: Gentoo - networking problems!! - Please Help

Postby percyt » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:37 pm

Well i've found out it's an Intel PRO 1000 network card.
I typed these commands - can someone tell me if i'm doing something wrong?

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

Then I added the Intel PRO 1000 as a module, exited out and said yes to saving the kernel.

make && make modules_install && make install (as the magazine says to do)

Then checked /boot/grub/menu.lst to make sure it hadn't changed - it hadn't

init 6 to reboot

Thanks people!!
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Re: RE: Gentoo - networking problems!! - Please Help

Postby jimsaku » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:49 pm

hello

really you only need to do make install and that should take care of everything (works for me). to have the module load at boot, you need to add an entry for it in /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 (if you're running a 2.6 kernel :).

to load it without having to reboot, type

modprobe module_name

where module_name is the name of the module you just installed :P

no need to reboot if you're only adding modules :)

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RE: Re: RE: Gentoo - networking problems!! - Please Help

Postby percyt » Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:19 pm

Changed the entry in menuconfig from a module to built in
Worked a treat!
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Re: Gentoo - networking problems!! - Please Help [SOLVED]

Postby nelz » Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:21 pm

percyt wrote:I've had problems with filesystems (the fstab file installed by default was totally wrong!)


The fstab file is a template that MUST be changed, as described in the handbook.
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