LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
MadDino
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2010
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 0
[Slackware] eth0 not found


Hello!

I've installed Slackware x64 13.1 on my laptop, but no matter what I've tried, I couldn't get eth0 to show up when ifconfig -a. Needless to say I cannot connect to the Internet. I thought it was a driver problem (although this kernel shouldn't be this troublesome), so I even installed the network card's drivers, but to no avail.

I've looked all around and tried a couple of things that seemed relevant in what concerns my problem, but I couldn't fix it.

Therefore, if anyone has an idea... Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope.

PS: this is my ifconfig -a
lo link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2960 (2.8 KiB) TX bytes:2960 (2.8 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c4:17:fe:e0:7b:67
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 KiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 KiB)

Last edited by MadDino; 08-21-2010 at 04:57 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 07:29 AM   #2
Hangdog42
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,790
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 414Reputation: 414Reputation: 414Reputation: 414Reputation: 414
Welcome to LQ!

A few more bits of information to help move this along:

- The output of lspci would be nice so we can see what hardware we're dealing with
- The output of lsmod to see if the kernel module has been loaded
- The contents of /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

This last one is where the ethernet card and the wireless card should both be listed. For some reason, both cards don't always get added during installation which can result in some odd problems.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 02:34 AM   #3
MadDino
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2010
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Lightbulb

Thanks for replying, mate.
Sorry, I forgot to update this thread, but I've fixed it.

It seems that there's an issue with the current kernel (and as bugs trackers say, the past two kernels too), because it loads two modules in different order, in my network card's case. Therefore, it was necessary to remove one, add the other one and add again the last one, but it works now. Phew.

These being said, I'll mark the thread as 'solved'.

For those seeking an answer here, the network card was a Broadcom type, and the commands I used were:
Code:
modprobe -r tg3
modprobe broadcom
modprobe tg3
I haven't checked if the wireless connection works, but that's a different fish food.

Cheers!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Slackware 12.2 Default Install eth0 not found sycarion Linux - Networking 8 10-09-2009 03:55 AM
eth0 can't be found in slackware erdemeser Linux - Networking 3 04-09-2006 10:21 AM
eth0 Not Found Trano Slackware 10 01-15-2005 05:24 PM
eth0: Device not found!!!! PDD Linux - Networking 6 11-17-2004 02:43 PM
eth0 not found Damnit73 Linux - Newbie 13 05-01-2004 01:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration