newbie question

R. David Whitlock ryandav at
Wed May 3 23:20:04 PDT 2000

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't modprobe only work if you have
correctly generated the modules.conf file?


On Wed, 3 May 2000, Mike Hornung wrote:

> Is it an ISA card or PCI? If it's ISA I recommend running 'pnpdump' to

> see what cards are detected. This can be extremely helpful. Rather than

> using 'insmod' to load a kernel module, you're better off using 'modprobe'

> which is courteous enough to load other required modules, to meet

> dependencies, for you.


> ---------------------------

> -=<(| mike at |)>=-


> On Wed, 3 May 2000, Kjell Konis wrote:


> |First of all I would like to thank everyone who sent me distribution

> |recommendations. I ended up using my neighbor's RedHat 6.1 because

> |Bulldog didn't have Maximum Linux.

> |

> |Now for my question. How do I figure out what kind of NIC I have? I took

> |the case off my computer and looked at the card (I didn't actually remove

> |it) but I didn't see a label. Do I need to look harder? Is there some

> |utility that will do this for me?

> |

> |Once I figure out what kind of card it is do I just find the module with

> |the same name (in /lib/modules/version/net) and insmod it?

> |

> |TIA

> |

> |Kjell

> |



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