hmm... i just renamed the kernel module from "forcedeth.ko" to "_forcedeth.ko", but while booting, it still says its already loaded (according to hotplug).
i am still using "skip forcedeth" in discover, and have blacklisted "forcedeth" in hotplug, but its still loading. i checked dmesg, and "forcedeth.c" is loaded quite early in the boot process (looks like before or around the same time as when the hard drive PIO/DMA modes are detected.
does the mean that forcedeth has been statically loaded in the kernel? if so, how do i stop it from loading during bootup? i want to install the nVidia nForce drivers, and according to their documentation (http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/n...aseNotes.html)
, you must disable forcedeth first.
strangely enough, i can use "modprobe -r forcedeth" when logged into Linux. so is forcedeth a kernel module or has it been statically built into the kernel? running "ifconfig -a" confirms that "eth0" no longer exists. but after rebooting, forcedeth is loaded in again, and eth0 is up.