Network configuration problem

Frank Langtind frank at
Tue Dec 12 08:59:00 PST 2000

At 12:08 12.12.2000 +0000, you wrote:
>I tried to setup the network as LFS said, but I received the following
>errors on boot-up:
>Brining up the eth0 interface...SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
>eth0: unknown interface: No such device
>netmask: Host name lookup failure
>SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
>eth0: unknown interface: No such device
>And MAKEDEV says it doesn't know how to create 'eth'.

I had the same problem when I tried to configure the NIC. The device driver 
was compiled as a module and the problem was that the module was not 
loaded. I fixed this by inserting the following into /etc/modules.conf 
(create a file if it doesn't exist):
alias eth0 <driver name>

In my case the driver was called rtl8139.  The next time I booted, the 
network worked just fine.


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