Linux kernel 2.4.16 problems

Steve Mickeler steve at
Wed Jan 8 15:48:01 CST 2003

You need e1000 not e100 for the gigE nics on the 1650's

2.4.16 doesnt come with support for e1000

The most recent kernel 2.4.20 has native e1000 support.

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Trent Townsend wrote:

> I am working for Dr. Anthony Skjellum at MPI Software Technology.  In an
> attempt to get GAMMA working on a DELL Poweredge 1650 installed with Red
> Hat
> 7.3, I had to customize the 2.4.16 linux kernel (which is supported by
> GAMMA).  Also, GAMMA also notes that the eepro100 drivers are supported.
> My kernel has compiled and loaded and runs fine with one huge exception.
> Upon initialization of eth0, ifup returns "eepro100 device does not seem
> to be present delaying eth0 initialization".  running modprobe tells me
> the same thing - that the device is not found.  The boxes are equipped
> with e1000 cards I believe.  Is there any way to remedy this and get this
> driver to work.  I know that the e100 module could be used as it is in a
> different 1650 here in the office.  Any ideas?
> Thanks.
> Trent Townsend
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