[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 09:55:24 PST 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM,  <jasonpsage at jegas.com> wrote:
>>> ...what I found is...the driver is named 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..
>>The tg3 driver is inside the kernel source, you don't need an RPM for that.
> I Saw some Broadcom "drivers" in the Kernel Make Menu config area, and
> that didn't work.

The driver should be called "Broadcom Tigon3 support", or you can set
it manually with CONFIG_TIGON3=y, IIRC.

> Do you think its a matter of me running some Loadmodule command in a
> script to make it work then?
> Note, in the kernel I checked it with the ASTERISK which is supposed to
> compile it into the kernel
> versus being a loadable module.

If you have built it in the kernel, then there's nothing you have to
do, it should work out of the box. Do you see any (error) messages at
boot/with dmesg?


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