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Old 03-21-2006, 02:06 AM   #1
MrGaiters
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"how to install network card"


I just got Slackware 10.2 installed and running this morning. Now I am trying to get connected to the internet. I have searched through the existing threads and can not find how to do this.

The system sees the card. /proc/pci lists it as a Realtek 8139. It shows it on IRC 9. The HCL pages list this as a compatible card. But what is the next step to setup an ethernet card?

I searched but could not find a "how-to" or tutorial for setting up an ethernet card. If there is one of these (or both) can someone reply with a link.

One post I came across suggested running the "hardware manager". The post made it look deliciously simple but I have searched linuxquestions.org, Googled the web and looked through the KDE (my windows manager) pull down menus but for the life of me I can not find or figure out how to run the "hardware manager". Is this a Linux, Slackware, KDE or other application? How does one run this program? Am I chasing a ghost?

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 03-21-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by MrGaiters
I just got Slackware 10.2 installed and running this morning. Now I am trying to get connected to the internet. I have searched through the existing threads and can not find how to do this.

The system sees the card. /proc/pci lists it as a Realtek 8139. It shows it on IRC 9. The HCL pages list this as a compatible card. But what is the next step to setup an ethernet card?

I searched but could not find a "how-to" or tutorial for setting up an ethernet card. If there is one of these (or both) can someone reply with a link.

One post I came across suggested running the "hardware manager". The post made it look deliciously simple but I have searched linuxquestions.org, Googled the web and looked through the KDE (my windows manager) pull down menus but for the life of me I can not find or figure out how to run the "hardware manager". Is this a Linux, Slackware, KDE or other application? How does one run this program? Am I chasing a ghost?

Thanks in advance...
if #lspci is showing entry for your network card, then its detected by your machine. If you are facing problem at this stage then check out my article http://www.gnulinuxclub.org/index.ph...=277&Itemid=31

But if you have done upto here and looking for internet connection then plz. let me know that what type of internet connection do you have ???
is it dial-up, broadband ethernet modem or usb modem or through router or DHCP.....etc...etc

regards

Last edited by b0nd; 03-21-2006 at 05:38 AM.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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if #lspci is showing entry for your network card, then its detected by your machine.
#lspci shows the Ethernet controller and recognizes it as a Realtek 8139 series.

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... check out my article ...
Thanks for the link to your article. Based on the article I tried a few things and came up with a couple of more data points:

1) #lsmod lists the proper module (8139too) for my ethernet card per the HOW-To pages.

2) #/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart outputs the following:

**** /sbin/dhcpcd not running
dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:00:00:00:00:00
dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:00:00:00:00:00
dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:00:00:00:00:00

The null MAC address is curious. It also shows as a null address when I look at /proc/pci.

Quote:
...let me know that what type of internet connection do you have ??? is it dial-up, broadband ethernet modem or usb modem or through router or DHCP.....etc...etc
- cable internet
- wireless router, but I am using a wired connection to it
- setup DHCP when using #netconfig. I also tried to skip DHCP and fix an IP address via my router configuration but it will not allow the "null or empty" MAC address.

Thanks again...
 
Old 03-21-2006, 10:52 PM   #4
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hi,
i don't have experience with cable modem (i've DSL modem). But you can surely get help on google.
I found one.....let see how much will it help you.

http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/cablemodem/

regards
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:53 AM   #5
MrGaiters
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ruudra,
Thanks for your posts. Although my problem is not solved I think your suggestions helped me at least come up with more specific questions. I am quitting this thread and starting a new one with more specific questions.
 
  


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