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           i installed module-init-tools-3.0-pre10.tar.gz without reading readme.
it suggestes to make moveold which i doesnot do and my all modprobe insmod etc. replaed and they said that /etc/modprobe.cong id more recent that /lib/modules/2.4.20-8.
i get information error windows as Cannot activate network device eth1!
8139too device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
what can i do now?
please help me immediately.
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Question by:panemade
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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Look into /etc/ to see if you have any backup copies of /etc/modules.conf. If so, copy the backup over the current /etc/modules.conf. I suspect that you have more problems than just the network (e.g. sound may also be not working).
If you don't have a backup file, you have two choices: You can either manually add all the missing information to /etc/modules.conf, or you can use your distributions configuration program and reconfigure your system.

To add network support, add this line to /etc/modules.conf:

alias eth1 8139too

Which distribution are you using?

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by:brabard
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Actually , " ...more recent that .." means that you have a problem with the system date in the 90% of case .
First check thtis .
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 150 total points
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Brabard, I would actually expect this messge: The modules.conf file is newer than the dependency database in /lib/modules - it was replaced after all. The problem can easily be fixed (once the file contains the correct information) by running this command as root:
/sbin/depmod -a

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by:brabard
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Yes , I agree you , just wanted to rule panemade with more simple words from the beginning of the problem to the end .
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