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SubjectRe: ethernet drivers

On Thu, 26 Dec 1996, David Sherburne wrote:

> I am trying to set up my Linux box on a network. I recompiled the kernel
> saying "yes" to network question and to several ethernet options (in 'make
> config'). When I reboot the system and was expecting to see some new
> drivers in /dev (like eth0, or eth1) but nothing like that there. Shouldn't
> my ethernet (SMC) drivers be there?

Network drivers don't go in /dev. They are configured through the ifconfig
program; see the manual pages ifconfig(8) and route(8), and read the
NET-2-HOWTO.

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