Originally posted by bmccorm2
I don't know if I am comfortable recompiling the kernel yet, so until then, do you think there are any other ways to get slack to recognize the network card?
I don't know. It seems obvious that your current kernel and modules don't recognize the card, so you will probably need a new kernel somehow. Have you tried using the 2.6 kernel from the install cd (test26.s), instead of the default (bare.i)? It *might* do the trick.
Otherwise, compiling the kernel does not need to be that scary, if you're willing to take some risks:
* Get and untar the latest kernel into /usr/src
* Copy /kernels/test26.s/config (from the install cd) as /usr/src/linux-2.6.x/.config to have a template
* Run "make menuconfig", and maybe enable some network drivers
* Do "make" then "make modules_install"
* Do "cp .config /boot/config-2.6.x"
* Do "cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.x"
* Do "cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-2.6.x"
* Edit lilo.conf, copy the section for your current kernel, but change image to match above and a new label.
* Run "lilo" so it writes the changes.
If you're very unsure about this, don't do it, but it is not very hard. If something goes wrong you can always go back to the previous kernel from lilo's boot menu.