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SubjectRe: NE2000 Module & 2.1.21
> On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> > Um, you have to load the 8390 module 1st, as it has been since the beginning.
> Shouldn't this be done by the 'insmod', obviously it is not happening, I

insmod itself is "dumb" and does not check any dependencies.

> never thought that this would have been the problem, but depmod had not
> made ne.o dependant on 8390.o. excerpt from
> /lib/modules/2.1.21/modules.dep:


> Since ne.o needs 8390.o shouldn't it read like this:
> /lib/modules/2.1.21/net/ne.o: /lib/modules/2.1.21/net/8390.o:

Others have reported that their systems do indeed have this, so it would
appear that you may have some local configuration error.

As a side note, you may not need 8390.o if you have a strange setup in
which one 8390 based driver is built-in and you then want to load
another driver as a module for a second (different brand) card.


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