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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Intel 82540EM network adapter Reply with quote

I'm installing windows in a virtual environment using VirtualBox. My network adapter is an Intel 82540EM (the virtual adapter)... when installing the LiveCD recognizes this card and everything... works fine. I cannot find the right drivers in "menuconfig". Is there any way in the LiveCD environment that I can see which driver is being used for this adapter? I don't wanna just choose every gigabit adapter in the kernel and have bunch of stuff I don't need. Any ideas?

BTW, I've tried every Intel network driver I have found listed.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e1000 is the module... should be Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet support

compile as a module.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I had that driver but I had it compiled into the kernel. I just recompiled as module and it still did not work.

I grep'd dmesg for e1000 and it returned:

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e1000: 0000:00:03.0: e1000_probe:  (PCI:33MHz:32-bit)    08:00:27:80:24:65
e1000: eth0:  e1000_probe:  Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection


but if I do an "ifconfig eth0" it tells me eth0 doesn't exist.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ifconfig -a sez what?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks that fixed my problem 'ifconfig -a' for some reason there was an 'eth2' there and I set it up and works great. I'm confused though. LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 years later...
Hi :)
I have the exact same problem as OP. Only problem is, that
Code:
find /lib/modules/ | grep -iE '(ethernet|intel|e1000|82540|whatever)'
doesn't yield any results.

I think the OP's idea of rebooting into live CD and peeking at the drivers is good. I wanted to do the same, but could not find any useful information (for my obvious lack of expertise).
Can someone skilled could shed some light onto this matter please?

- Why don't I have a module for 'e1000' in chrooted gentoo /lib/modules/ ?
- How does the liveCD set up eth0?
- Why are there no options in
Code:
make menu-config
for the VirtualBox network card (Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller)?

Thanks a lot for any answers!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:38 am    Post subject: Intel 82540EM=Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet =e1000.ko Reply with quote

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Code:
ifconfig -a
is a must after installing Gentoo on a Virtual Box. I have done 4 installs and every time it changes the eth0 to enp0sX Not sure why but just thought I would put it out there.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:19 am    Post subject: Re: Intel 82540EM=Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet =e1000. Reply with quote

Newbee 12 wrote:
Quote:
per poly_poly-man
Code:
ifconfig -a
is a must after installing Gentoo on a Virtual Box. I have done 4 installs and every time it changes the eth0 to enp0sX Not sure why but just thought I would put it out there.
This is a common problem. You used installation media that was incorrectly built with udev unpredictable device name mangling enabled. If you can control the kernel command line, you may be able to suppress this behavior by specifying net.ifnames=0 on the kernel command line.
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