Custom kernel driver help

Spencer Gibb spudgibb at
Sun Mar 25 22:33:23 MDT 2007


Thanks for your help in advance.  I recently bought a shuttle
barebones system, model SS21T.  It's mobo uses some SiS drivers which
have trouble in linux (Ubunutu 6.10).  To get the network and SATA
drivers I needed to use the Howto here

In short, I now have two custom kernel drivers.  The network driver
works, but only after I do the following;

rmmod sis190
modprobe sis190
/etc/init.d/networking restart

Any ideas?  Why does it work after rmmod and modprobe, but not before?
 This is going to be a headless machine, so I can't be entering these
commands if I need to reboot.

Output from dmesg
[17179610.448000] sis190.c: v1.00.00 12/14/2004
[17179610.448000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> GSI 19
(level, low) -> IRQ 225
[17179610.448000] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
[17179610.448000] sis_priv->vendor = 1039, sis_priv->device = 190
[17179610.448000] eth0: Read MAC address from EEPROM
[17179610.448000] eth0: Unknown PHY transceiver found at address 1.
[17179610.456000] eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
[17179610.792000] input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input2
[17179610.852000] ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
[17179612.060000] eth0: Media Link On 100 Mbps full-duplex
[17179612.060000] eth0: SiS 190 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter at 0xfd00,
IRQ 225, 00:30:1b:42:90:73.
[17179612.060000] eth0: Run in GMII mode.
[17179612.060000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.7[C] -> GSI 18
(level, low) -> IRQ 233
[17179612.376000] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 54859 usecs
[17179612.376000] intel8x0: clocking to 48000
[17179612.512000] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).

Spencer Gibb

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