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Old 11-19-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy help! linux newbie can't get on the internet!


Hi! I'm fairly new to linux and I've managed to install it countless times and finally got the kernel running without errors,

now i have a problem. I cannot access the my linksys, at the moment we have 3 computers connected to the internet(all on windows) using a linksys SD208, and a DHCP IP assignment, I've tried all sorts of searches in google and can't find my problem.

does anyone have any idea how to connect to this, and maybe give me some insight into what im doing wrong.

this is the output of uname -a
Linux middle 2.6.18 #4 Wed Sep 27 23:05:46 CDT 2006 i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux

oh and im using slackware 11.0
 
Old 11-19-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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how are you connecting to the internet using squid or something else
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:14 AM   #3
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I don't know what squid is, but I think at the moment my problem isn't that I'm not connected to the internet

But that I'm not connected to my router
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:25 AM   #4
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Did you build that 2.6 kernel yourself, or is it one of the kernels that come with Slack? If the latter, did you install the kernel-modules package? That package contains modules for network cards (amongst other things).

What does "ifconfig -a" show?
 
Old 11-20-2006, 08:20 AM   #5
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its one of the kernels that came with slack

where do i find the kernel-modules package?

ifconfig -a shows...
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0b) TX bytes:0 (0.0b)

from what i understand from that is that lo = not connected to anything but itself, is that correct?
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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The kernel-modules package can be found on any Slackware mirror. Since you're using the 2.6.18 kernel, the package you want will be in slackware-11.0/testing/packages/linux-2.6.18 on any mirror. You should be able to find it on the CDs/DVD as well, but I'm afraid I can't remember which CD contains the testing directory.

Oh and yes, I think you're correct about lo.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 10:16 AM   #7
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once again, sorry im sure this seems simple to you guys.

I've installed the package using installpkg blah.tgz and it was the one you told me about.

now that I have this package im not sure what to do with it?

thank you for your help so far! its frustrating but I'm learning!
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:27 PM   #8
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What kind of network card do you have? That will determine which module you need to load. Show us the relevant line in the output of lspci if you're unsure.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 09:32 PM   #9
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its a 'D-link system inc RTL8139 Ethernet' (from lspci)

the number on the physical piece is 'DFE-538TX Rev. D2',

from googling that im unsure as to whether there is currently any support for the driver, i'll keep looking though
 
Old 11-22-2006, 11:08 PM   #10
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Try the 8139too module. You load it with modprobe, i.e. "modprobe 8139too". After that, try running netconfig.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:21 AM   #11
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I can't enable my nic card. I tried to enable in Control Center and it tells me to do it manualy. Tried netconfig, nothing happened. I tried ifup eth0 command not found.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:25 AM   #12
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Does ifconfig -a show an eth0?
 
Old 11-26-2006, 08:34 AM   #13
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from your first post of "ifconfig" it seems you either do not have a nic card, it's a bad card, or your network is not enabled. in essance your nic card is not working or has no power comming from the board. if it did in "ifconfig" you would see a eth0 listed even if it was not properly configured.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:33 PM   #14
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thank you. i've been off linux over the weekend and im away next week but im going to keep going at it

i love how supportive this community is and it helps hugely in my degree if i know whats going

thank you again guys
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:18 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nylex
Does ifconfig -a show an eth0?
Yes it does. I have two nic's and both show up in the gui.
 
  


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