eth1-eth9 problems (SEC: UNCLASSIFIED)

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Mon Aug 5 10:19:46 EST 2002

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 09:46:19AM +1000, Lisman, FLGOFF Jarrad wrote:
> Hi, can anyone tell me what this means?
> modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth1
> modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth2
> modprobe........
> modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth9
> I am trying to compile a new kernel for my Compaq evo n600c and have been
> struggling with it for weeks. The above came out of my /var/log/messages
> file and I would just like to know what is causing it as I obviously do not
> have 9 ethernet devices.

All it means is that somebody/something is trying to configure eth1-9 and
since the kernel doesn't know about those interfaces, it's attempting to use
modprobe to load the modules for it.

What distribution are you using?
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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