[lfs-support] LFS 7.0 - No Devices in /dev on boot up - Kernel then shuts off PC

Matijn Woudt tijnema at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 09:10:27 PST 2012


On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM,  <jasonpsage at jegas.com> wrote:
>>> I thought there was no way I missed a simple network driver...
>>
>>For your network card, try:
>>
>>lspci -k
>>
>>In the host; this will give you the module used to support your card. If it
>>say something like ath5k.ko (or something similar), look in the Makefile of
>>drivers/net/ (in the kernel sources) for the corresponding entry ath5k.c and
>>you'll have the correct setting to enter in the kernel configuration.
>>
>>Look also in the staging directory.
>>
>>Alain
>>
>
> Cool TRick - and I see how that might worked ... but what I found is...
> the driver
> is name tg3. It is from Broadcom. They have a Linux Driver - its in
> *.rpm format,
> the source code is for a 2.6 kernel (might not work on 3.1, might... I
> dunno) but
> rather than fight and fight to figure out how to get this to work (which
> it might not..
> lots of Redhat Suse talk in the docs and stuff like file paths might not
> work etc.

The tg3 driver is inside the kernel source, you don't need an RPM for that.



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