Solved

Can't get NC100 card to work!

Posted on 2000-04-22
3
166 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
RedHat 6.1
Kernel 2.2.12-20

I'm a Linux newbie so your patience is appreciated.  Three months ago I purchased two NC100 Fast Ethernet cards from Linksys.  I am trying to install the tulip module to get this card to work, but I keep getting this error:

./tulip.o: init_module: Device or resource busy

I went to ftp://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov and downloaded the latest tulip.c file and kern_compat.h.  (Somewhere I was told to do this). After a number of misfires with compilation, I moved tulip.c and kern to /etc and it compiled with no errors.  Now, when I move tulip.o to /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/net and attempt to use the insmod command.  I keep getting the above error.   I can do a lsmod and see that the module isn't loaded.

If I try to recompile tulip.c, I get
[root@localhost net]# gcc -D__SMP__ -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo -DMODVERSIONS`
/usr/include/asm/smp.h: In function `hard_smp_processor_id':
In file included from /usr/include/linux/smp.h:11,
                 from /usr/include/linux/sched.h:20,
                 from tulip.c:118:
/usr/include/asm/smp.h:209: warning: implicit declaration of function `GET_APIC_ID'
/usr/include/asm/smp.h:209: `APIC_BASE' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/include/asm/smp.h:209: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/usr/include/asm/smp.h:209: for each function it appears in.)
/usr/include/asm/smp.h:209: `APIC_ID' undeclared (first use in this function)

Any help would be appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:pauld28_
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 75 total points
ID: 2739971
I think you are using the wrong compile command. The one you've chosen would be for a multi-processor box with an SMP kernel running. The compile command that I think you need is the second in the list at the end of tulip.c, labeled "compile command:" I just tried it on RH 6.1 and it compiles with no errors using that command and without installing kern_compat.h (I don't believe you need or want that file).
0
 

Author Comment

by:pauld28_
ID: 2753629
Thank you very much for the answer.  I actually found the answer on my own before I checked my messages (but you were right - and thusly get the points) Thanks again, eth0 is working and I got Samba working:)>
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 2754112
Great!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question