using rj45 crossover cable, no hub.
linux ip 192.000.000.2 subnetmask 255.255.255.0
osx ip 192.000.000.1 subnetmask 255.255.255.0
no router set for either of them.
i think that slackware may not be actually using the network card, ie it cant get the network card to work.
how do i tell if the network card is working from slackware?