Ok, new install (Slackware 9.1) and now trying to get the network card running.
The NIC is not listed in the boot message (checked with dmesg | more).
The NIC is an ISA D-Link 220.
According to Ethernet How-To, this is supported using the ne2000 driver.
My problem....I know the driver is on the system (verified with "locate ne20") but now unsure howt o compile or add it into the system. I would prefer it to be loaded up all the time but if adding it in as a module is easier then that will work fine.
The /etc/modules.conf is empty.
Perhaps I need to take yet another step back.
This is a brand new install.
I had heard that the kernel should be recompiled after installing everything but...I have not seen any easy instructions.
The Kernel How-To assumes that you are upgrading and goes through the process of downloading/taring various files. I can't do that till I get the NIC running
Now, I tried to recompile the Kernel and got a number of error messages right after typing 'make dep'.
The last line said:
"make: *** [scripts/mkdep] Error 1"
It sounds like something may hev been missing from my initial install.