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I installed Slackware 11 like three months ago and I just can't get my network to work, I tried a lot of things, I even changed my kernel around 3 times, I'm using a Sony VAIO laptop, I've been looking around to find the appropriate drivers and a guide about how to install them but I'm going INSANE!!! can you please point me in the right direction?? I would love to stop using Windows but I'll do it until I can get the network to work.
The drivers would probably work if there was correct kind of hardware around. VAIOs are troublematic, in my experience, but not impossible to work with post the lspci output, like asked, and it might not hurt to
too; with these you can find out what kind of hardware you have (the ethernet card type/model/chip), and then go on to thinking what kind of software you need for that hardware.
Sorry for the delay, I ran those commands today but now I have another one I can't share information between my linux partitions and Windows, I can see the files in Windows from Linux but not the other way around, do you know if editing the fstab file would do?? if so...how should the line look like??
Windows is blind to Linux file systems. Microsoft does not want it's users to have anything to do with *nix, therefore, they are not going to code it to see Linux file systems.
You can use Samba to see those file systems from Windows -- I think that's it.
If I'm understanding you, the object is to write to a Windows partition from Linux so that you can post this information. (You could put the files on an USB flash disk or something.)
This is my /etc/fstab file for this Slackware computer (one of many):
mingdao@silas:~$ cat /etc/fstab
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda6 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/sda7 /usr reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/sda8 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
#/dev/sda1 /WinXP ntfs ro 1 0
/dev/sda1 /WinXP ntfs users,umask=1000,ro,auto 1 0
/dev/sda2 /Shared vfat users,umask=1000,rw,auto 1 0
/dev/sda4 /Ghost vfat users,umask=1000,rw,auto 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,users,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,users 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Added 05Nov06 for DVD burners and USB sticks
/dev/hda /dvd1 auto noauto,users,ro 0 0
/dev/hdc /dvd2 auto noauto,users,ro 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /usb1 vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=1000 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /usb2 vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=1000 0 0
# Mount point for NFS #
192.168.1.11:/home /serverhome nfs auto,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,hard,intr 0 0
192.168.1.11:/backup /server1 nfs auto,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,hard,intr 0 0
192.168.1.11:/backup2 /server2 nfs auto,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,hard,intr 0 0
# Next line added for kqemu - it will not harm your system
none /dev/shm tmpfs size=1040M 0 0
# For viewing NTFS drives in USB enclosure #
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/hd ntfs noauto,users,ro 0 0
Normal users can read and write to /Shared and /Ghost, but only read /WinXP. All three of those Windows file systems are mounted automatically. Writing to a NTFS file system is still considered experimental by most, and requires a lot of care to keep from trashing the NTFS partition.