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Old 09-22-2011, 06:26 AM   #1
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Network Drivers.


Hi. None of my network cards were accessible in the LFS live CD.

But almost any other distro I can connect with both eth0 and wlan0

Then I have to ask:

Is the drivers included in the kernel?
Any other distro did the works OOTB.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 06:54 AM   #2
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Hi,
Quote:
Is the drivers included in the kernel?
"the" driver? Without knowing which network card you are using that cannot be answered. Try the following: lspci | grep -i eth

Is there any information in the output of dmesg? (dmesg | grep -i eth).

Have you tried this (mentioned in the liveCD documentation):
Quote:
CONFIGURING NET CONNECTION
===========================
The LiveCD attempts to detect the network cards present in the system.
On each detected network card, dhcpcd is automatically started in the
background. If it is not correct to acquire the network settings via DHCP
in your location, or if you want to use dialup or GPRS connection, run the
"net-setup" command.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Well,

My wireless uses at9k or something like that. maybe its called ath9k?
wifi is all I need to start up.

Broadcom eth0
Atheros wlan0
 
Old 09-23-2011, 03:28 AM   #4
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Is the ath9k driver in a 2.6 kernel?
 
Old 09-23-2011, 03:29 AM   #5
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Hi,
"the" driver? Without knowing which network card you are using that cannot be answered. Try the following: lspci | grep -i eth

Is there any information in the output of dmesg? (dmesg | grep -i eth).

Have you tried this (mentioned in the liveCD documentation):

Hope this helps.
I tried ifconfig eth0 up

then it just said no such device.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 03:59 AM   #6
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Hi,

Have you tried to do what I asked in post #2? And what was the result?
 
Old 09-23-2011, 10:40 AM   #7
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For the LiveCD, you might want to run something like
Code:
modprobe -l | grep ath
.

When I last checked, the L.F.S. LiveCD was rather old, and the Atheros 9k drivers might be too recent for it. You might should try installing it from another distribution, or downloading the files on another computer, or in another distribution, and copy them to your L.F.S. partition. I hope that this helps.

Here is what you need to do to configure it in your own kernel:

Code:
cd [your kernel directory]
make menuconfig
Then, go to Device drivers > Network device support > Wireless L.A.N. > Atheros wireless cards. Set 'Atheros 802.11n wireless cards support' to Y or M. Alternately, add this to your .config file:
Code:
CONFIG_ATH9K=y
(you might need to enable a few other things to make it work.
 
  


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