[E3-hacking] Newbie networking problems

Andy Collins andy at randomorbit.co.uk
Tue Apr 24 19:50:43 BST 2007

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the replies.

I should point out that I'm using the kernel, rootfs and pbl  
mentioned in the wiki...

ifconfig -a just shows the loopback device so it seems that something  
funny is going on. When I did a search for ADM8515 linux I found a  
link to the file pegasus.h which suggests that the pegasus driver can  
cut-it with this chip-set. Do you think I'm reading this correctly?

My assumption was that if the kernel had the modules loaded and I  
plugged the drive in, it should show up somewhere but ipconfig  
doesn't spot it. Do I need to do something else?

Thanks for the input, it's nice to be welcomed :-)

All the best.


On 24 Apr 2007, at 14:16, David Given wrote:

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> Andy Collins wrote:
> [...]
>> So that's as far as I've got. I can't see /dev/eth0, which I would
>> expect. ifconfig just shows my loopback device (should it show more?)
> On Linux ethernet devices don't get device nodes, so you won't see  
> any network
> devices in /dev. Also, ifconfig will only show you configured  
> ethernet devices
> (unless you ask it to show you them all); since your new USB device  
> isn't
> configured, it's not showing up on the list.
> What you need to do is:
> ifconfig -a
> ...which will tell you the name of the network device, and then:
> ifconfig [name] up [ipaddress] netmask [netmask] gw [gateway]
> ...to configure it. From there it ought to work, though you may  
> need to tweak
> the routing table (use the 'route' command) and the DNS setup
> (/etc/resolv.conf) first.
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