[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 10:38:08 PST 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM,  <jasonpsage at jegas.com> wrote:
> I was thinking along the same lines. The devices all appear in /dev
> except eth0
> Note also, Slackware (my Host) DOES use the card but there isn't a eth0
> in the "dev"
> either. Something like an Alias of some sort might be in play? I don't
> know.

In linux systems network devices usually don't show up in /dev, that's normal.
> As for checking for an error message with dmesg, I'm not in a position
> now to look.
> I booted back to Win7, fired up VirtualBOX with Slackware in it, tried
> to copy the OS
> there - but the boot was locking up and WAY slow - with errors I think
> about directory
> permissions - so I decided to start a fresh compile of the OS from
> NOTHING to try my
> eth0 luck there for a bit. I'd check now - but it's already compiling
> like mad and will
> be awhile.
> Thank You for taking an interest.
> This page had the most I could find for installing the driver we're
> discussing:
> http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-broadcom-ethernet-card-driver-installation/
> But I don't have the compiled "tgc" driver at my disposal - just a
> download with
> and RPM, some source code and (weak) instructions for SUSE and RedHat.
> If I wanted easy - I'd of used one of those Instant-Distro-via-a-Click
> web sites though.
> --Jason

Looking at the page you've sended, it seems that the tg3 driver might
register itself with tg3, and not with eth0. You might want to try
alias eth0 tg3
to /etc/modprobe.d/aliases.conf (or create it if it doesn't exist),
note that .conf seems to be required sometimes.
You can also try if entering
sudo ifconfig tg3 up
brings up anything.


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