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eth0 kernel module installation

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ok,
during setup i screwed up and didn't setup the network correctly.  So now I have no eth0.  I enabled it in modules.conf and set it up in rc.config, but on boot it says

DHCLIENT: The device eth0 is not available at the moment.
DHCLIENT: Please check if the driver is setup correctly.

What did i miss? or What do I need to do to get my ethernet controller up?
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by:paulqna
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You do have the "network" script in the rc2 directory ? Check filename or permissions there please...

or try :
# network start eth0
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by:jlevie
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Those error messages may imply that you've specified the wrong driver. You can tell if the driver matches the device (since you have it in modules.conf) by looking to see if the driver loads with 'lsmod'. If you don't see the driver listed, then you may not be using the right one. If kudzu ran and detected the device it will have loaded the correct driver. However, the network config will still be trying to use the driver you specified. You can fix that problem and correctly configure the NIC with linuxconf or netcfg. What card have you got and what driver are you trying to use?
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by:akshayxx
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if its a default installation then its definetly the problem with your driver.. ( if u havent deleted any files by mistakes.. either the startup script in /etc/rc.d directory or the driver )
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by:ifincham
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Hi,

When you say you enabled it in /etc/modules.conf what did you put in that file ? It should be 'alias eth0 modulename' where modulename is the appropriate driver for your nic. Are you sure you chose the right one ? Also, what card is it and is it pci/isa plug-and-pray, etc. ?

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by:qexp
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you can try 'rmmod' to remove the wrong driver
and 'insmod' with eth
or you may try modprobe eth
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by:qexp
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if u have kudzu running then easier way would be to
remove the network card boot the machine (it will remove
any associated config...) then again fix the card and
reboot
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