Compiling modules statically

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Sep 12 12:40:28 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 04:34:15PM -0300, theblues gnr wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I'm having trouble setting up networking on the ABIT AV8 motherboard using 
> the onboard NIC. From:
> "On-board ethernet controller (vge(4)) does not work unless statically 
> compiled into kernel."
> I do know how to compile a kernel (from the Handbook) but I do not know how 
> to compile a module statically. Could anyone please point me to the right 
> documentation on doing that?

It means "do not use a (dynamic) module, compile the driver into your
(static) kernel."

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