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Re: [SLE] Suse 9.1 eth0 error
  • From: Johan <yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 10:45:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405191045.41956.yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


What is the actual reason/use for that hw_random module mentioned down
below ??


Johan

Onsdag 19 maj 2004 08:04 skrev Hartmut Meyer:
> Hi,
>
> On Wednesday 19 May 2004 05:36, Art Fore wrote:
> > Can someone tell me what this means;
> >
> > From /var/log/boot.msg
> >
> > eth0 configuration: eth-id-00:0b:db:97:5d:66
> > eth0 (DHCP) . . . modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting
> > hw_random
> > (/lib/modules/2.6.4-54.5-default/kernel/drivers/char/hw_random.ko
> >): Input/output error
> >
> >
> > . . <notice>pidofproc: dhcpcd 2201
> > IP/Netmask: 10.0.208.36 / 255.255.240.0 ('sha-linux')
> >
> > and from /var/log/message
> >
> > May 18 20:08:10 sha-linux kernel: eth0: no IPv6 routers present
> >
> > This is a Broadcom 4400 10/100BaseT Ethernet in Dell Inspiron
> > 8500.
>
> That's not a eth0 problem. In fact, from those messages it appears
> that eth0 is set up just fine (with DHCP).
>
> What irritates you is the "FATAL: Error inserting hw_random"
> message in between. For some reason a module called hw_random is
> trying to get loaded but this fails (doesn't match your hardware).
> It's not critical, though. Only irritating.
>
> If you want to get rid of that message, you can blacklist the
> hw_random module in /etc/hotplug/blacklist
>
>
> Greetings from Bremen
> hartmut


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