At 17:19 24/01/00 +0000, Michael Conry wrote:
> I have recently installed a SuSE 6.3 system, and everything has gone
>really quite smoothly. I configured the network card (a NE2000
>compatible) during the install (loading it as a module ne.o with the
>correct IRQ and io numbers) and it has worked fine.
> I have noticed during the boot sequence that there are
>warnings/errors about 5 or so unresolved symbols. These are all
>associated with ne.o. I do not honestly know if these errors were there
>from the start, or whether they have occurred since. Since the install,
>the main changes I have made to the system have been adding a printer,
>installing LaTeX, and installing and configuring Samba. I have not
>recompiled the kernel (though I have done it on another system, and I
>realise that this ties up with the symbols issue through System.map).
>The network card still seems to be working fine.
> Anyway does anyone know how these errors occurred and how to get rid
>of them? I would be very grateful for any help (can't find answer in
>Linux in nutshell, SuSE manual, or ILUG archive)
>Thanks in advance,
The ne2000 cards have an 8390 something or other chip on them and I had
some trouble like this before. Basically the ne module won't load without
the 8390 module, so make sure you have 8390.o in your modules/net
directory. If it's there then a
should load both of them. My problem was that I was using insmod instead of
modprobe, modprobe should resolve dependencies for you and do the right thing,
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