Re: Intel EtherExpress Pro (making it work)

Josh Richards (
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 19:25:02 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Illuminati Primus wrote:

> So now, after putting eepro100.c in /usr/src/linux/drivers/net, and doing
> one little modification to the makefile in that directory (to compile and
> link the eepro100 object), I attempted to compile EEPro support into a
> 2.1.6 kernel on a coworker's machine... It seemed too easy.. and sure
> enough, no notice of any ethernet device comes up during bootup, and it
> doesnt show up in /proc/devices... However, in /proc/pci it shows the
> card, waiting for me to take advantage of it.. If I only knew how...
> I'm sure I'm missing something that I should have done, so please someone
> point it out to me.. I will be very appreciative (its probably something
> extra I have to do to turn on the EEPro driver during the kernel compile..
> (something like that?)). I know that the instructions in the eepro100.c
> source code say to compile it as a module, but since the only >=1.3.4x
> kernel source code (what the driver needs) available to me was 2.1.6, and
> since all I have at the moment is the basic Slackware 3.0 installation,
> inserting modules into a 2.1.6 kernel (without the EEPro driver inside of
> course) doesnt seem to work, returning an error code...

Haven't personally looked at the EEPro patch but if it is intended to be
used as a module it should probably be used as one...the error code may
have been due to older modules utilities/binaries (i.e. insmod) being
installed and the fact that module support was a little strange in the
earlier development (2.1.x series) kernels. Get the updated modules utils
at <*.tar.gz>
and while you are there grab the latest kernel src. tree, (either 2.1.13
or 2.1.14 - both seem _very_ stable for me).

> I would gladly upgrade my module package and everything else if I could
> get on the network :)... Kind of an chicken & egg problem.. network access but I would assume you can get e-mail if you sent
this messages, correct? If you need to I can drop the src's to you as

Good luck.

> Thanks again,
> -Vermont Rutherfoord
> Of course, speaking only for myself and whatever

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