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Old 10-23-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
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Help w/ NIC install Slackware9


I just installed Slackware9, the install went fine, durring the install process I didnt have the computer hooked up to a network so durring the configure stange of the install, it didnt setup the network card, however it did say that it detected one installed. Now I am on a network and trying to get the NIC to work without success. ifconfig only shows "lo" and if I try to do something like ifconfig eth0 up it says no such device.

This is on an older Dell Optiplex GX100 with an onboard NIC. To try and make things easier I just put in a Netgear PCI NIC and that isnt working either.

How do I get one of these to install and work? Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 06:37 PM   #2
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There's a few things I need to ask you :)

what's the output of
Code:
lsmod
and
Code:
lspci
(run as root)?

Do you use DHCP on that network,
or static IP's?

Did you discover
Code:
netconfig
yet? :)

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Old 10-23-2003, 06:47 PM   #3
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lsmod = nothing... nothing is displayed
lspci = shows a bunch of stuff including information about the PCI NIC i have installed.

I am using static IP for my servers.... and yes... I found netconfig... still no luck though.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 06:56 PM   #4
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lsmod = nothing... nothing is displayed
That's odd ... did you build a custom-kernel
with everything compiled into it rather than
using modules?

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Old 10-23-2003, 07:02 PM   #5
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when I said nothing is displayed, I ment nothing other than...

Module Size Used By

And when I installed, I did choose things through the interactive menu, but I pretty much installed everything except for things I knew I didnt need, like X.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 07:17 PM   #6
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Even that is odd ...

Can you post the output of dmesg here?

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Old 10-27-2003, 11:35 AM   #7
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I ended up installing slackware 8 instead of 9 and everything worked perfect... dont ask me why... cause I dont know.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:26 PM   #8
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Good on yah ;) ... I like 8 better than 9,
too :}

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Old 10-27-2003, 01:58 PM   #9
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ifconfig -a
will show you all of your "ethernet" devices.
Since you have it working under Slack 8, I won't bother to help get it working under 9, but basically
I suspect you didn't have the kernel module loaded that drives the NIC. . .
 
  


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