install: kernel config: NIC ?
lee at slaughters.com
Wed Mar 24 09:48:52 PST 2004
Peter Risdon wrote:
> lee slaughter wrote:
>> I'm trying to do a methodical install (for once). 4.9 from a mini CD.
>> 1st thing, when we get to kernel config menu, visual mode,
>> no network devices show up active. In the inactive drivers section
>> i see a little list of only six.
>> question 1: this is hardly a comprehensive list, is it?
>> there's no explanation in the handbook why it is so short.
> I haven't seen this documented either, but reckon these are just the
> drivers that might need to have resources set explicitly to avoid
> conflicts. Since that means they're all ISA cards, you can generally
> just delete them all to remove all conflicts. But see below:
I suppose it might be clear from inference and maybe I should have
thought of it. But a clarifying note in the handbook would help.
> Just carry on. The drivers for PCI-only cards (like yours) don't need
> to be listed here because resources conflicts don't occur as they used
> to with mis-configured ISA setups. This section isn't listing _all_
> available drivers, just those (for ISA cards) that might have
> conflicts and/or need arguments to match resource (irq, base address)
Just something to this effect in the handbook.
again, thanks all.
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