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

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 16:03:48 PST 2012


On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:58:10 -0700
<jasonpsage at jegas.com> wrote:

> >> Now I want to make my network card work - it says there isn't an eth0...
> >
> >That sounds like a kernel config problem. Read what lspci says about
> >your ethernet card and when you do make menuconfig compare it to the
> >help text for each of the ethernet options.
> >
> >Andy
> >
> 
> I did exactly as you said. In slackware, lspci worked like a charm and
> told me I have a Broadcom network card and a Broadcom Wireless card. I
> Promptly made a new Kernel, located Broadcom Drivers, marked (NEW),
> selected it (with ASTERISK which means compiled into kernel versus say
> "M" which meands loadable module).
> 
> Still nothing.

Do they need firmware? look at the output of dmesg and see if the
kernel complains somewhere about missing firmware

Andy



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