HI Linux Experts I had the same problem I read almost of the problems of another guys, about this that I found in google and still not working.
I found somewhere a solution installing the lastest Net-tools but doesnt work either.
I had the Kernel 2.4.19 and I upgraded to 2.4.20 ! when I did that ifconfig never worked again ( just if we used with the interface like ifconfig eth0) I had network and everything works but if I try just if config :
: error fetching interface information: Device not found
and if I try ifconfig eth0:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:07:E9
inet addr:192.168.0.99 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4699 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2979 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1348370 (1.2 Mb) TX bytes:460428 (449.6 Kb)
I installed Kernel 2.4.22 but I still having the same problem, Im using Slackware 8.1 and my network card is Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 10)
Please Help Me, because I dont know where else to look for information. Thank you