I have just bought Toshiba Satellite M45 S269 and installed Slackware. the network is not connected. I installed sk98lin as some one suggested. Still no luck. any expert opinions would be highly appreciated.
happy new year!
johnuseast at yahoo.com
Jimmy Di Vittorio spent hours in the past two days instructing me to fix the problem. And we succeeded! Actually, two guys from computer shops who have played linux for years told me that there were no way to make internet connection working on my Toshiba.....here are the detailed steps you might want to take if you own Toshiba of my model (I'm not sure what other models would do):
1) go to http://www.syskonnect.com/syskonnect...02_driver.html
, download the module;
2) go to root, type mnt /dev/cdrom
# tar xfvj /mnt/dev/cdrom/install-8_28.tar.bz2
# cd DriverInstall
5) at prompt , choose Install
# modprobe sk98lin
and follow instructions.
8) go to /etc/rc.d/
edit rc.modules by adding the following line at the end of the file:
save the file.
9) Quote from Jimmy: "with Linux you can't give up, because there is always a way."
Many thanks to Jimmy!