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Old 04-24-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Oh my. No internet connected?


Maybe I should post this in the slack section, I don't know.

Long story short: I garbled up a Wine install, couldn't get rid of it, and through laziness, chance and misfortune, it took me nearly a year to get around to re-installing Slack on my (fairly) new computer.

During this time, Slack has updated from v9 to 10, so I grabbed and burned new discs.

The installation goes off with the only hitch being a bad re-writable that needs to be laid to rest. I have now successfully made a dual-boot computer.

I pick a WM... and open Mozilla. No internet connection. Upon reflection, I had found it rather odd that during boot, Slack didn't automatically try to find an internet connection like it did the other times I installed.

Now, my hardware has changed, but I know that shouldn't be a problem. The only thing I did differently when I installed, was that I didn't have it find the network card before typing Setup at the prompt. (I didn't do it because I thought it was saying "do this if you need to install slack over the network, which I wasn't doing)

Will reinstalling and setting up the network card before typing setup fix my problem? Is there a way to set it up now that Slackware's been installed?

Thanks in advance,
Michelle

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Old 04-24-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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just recently.. say 2 days ago.. iv gotten around to [succesfully ] setting up slack 10.0
in most distros iv tried the network card was automatically found and configured, not in slack.

ya i remember seeing what your talking about.. before typing 'setup' theres an option to type 'network' to setup and configure your NIC. i dont think that if you reisntall and select that option before isntalling, will change much. i think that if your network card still isnt auto-detected now it wont if you do what your possibly suggesting.

when i installed slack i did choose the 'network' option and it searched through a list of included drivers to see if they are for my NIC and it didnt find one. so i had to download the driver for my NIC and load it [which is surprisingly easy--besides the problem im having, which i previously made a thread here for anyone who could help me with that ].

so the question is... what NIC do you have? can u get a linux driver for it?

edit: you might want to check out this link..although actually i think it wont help much till you get a driver for the nic.

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Old 04-24-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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well, last board I had was a GA7-VAX from Gigabyte with onboard LAN...

I installed, everything was kosher and it found it no problems (your common Realtek NIC).

I'm now running AMD64 with an ASUS board, that also has onboard everything... I forget the MOBO model number off the top of my head, but Windows' Device Manager says that it's a:

Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Silly me didn't think to look for drivers... hopefully they're not needed, but they probably are :/
 
Old 04-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #4
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mine was a 3Com, which is a globally popular company and it didnt even auto-detect my card... the one you mentioned doesnt ring a bell, and im sure that it wouldnt be auto-detected either [not saying im a networking guru, but..]

so start searching yahoo, google, internet, [or even inside your pc case?] for your motherboard model and a link to your NIC linux driver download. i got mine from the asus site and would bet if your card is somewhat new, which u said it is, that youll be in luck if you search there. there should be a 'download' page for your mb. on the asus site and can probably find it there

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Old 04-24-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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I did. found my Motherboard box to get the name off of it without rebooting...

Asus K8V-X... they've only got Window drivers up... guess I'm up the creek without a paddle unless I install another NIC?
 
Old 04-24-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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sorry.. im still a newbie to linux, so cant help you further. if you cant find a linux driver for your nic.. i dont know what to say or what you should do. is there another linux driver that would be compatible with that card? you probably thought about this and it isnt the case.. but does your old mb have a non-onboard nic?

sry cant help further
 
Old 04-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #7
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No, you were a great help!

I did some more poking around, this time at Marvell's website (even though a search through Google was fruitless), and I might? have something... so thanks a bunch for directing me on how to go about trying to install drivers.

Will post later if I get stuck, thanx
 
Old 04-24-2005, 08:32 PM   #8
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your welcome

ya.. post back let me/us know how it goes.

also, when you said 'install' (referring to the driver).. maybe im wrong, and quite possibly.. but.. (at least for mine) the command that i read to do to setup my nic was a command to 'load' the driver.. so you load the driver to control the nic, and not 'install'. so each time the computer is booted the driver for the nic must be loaded.. which is what my other thread [which i linked to earlier] that i started was regarding. im having a problem which hopefully is being resolved, that each time i turned on the computer, my nic wasnt recognized.. so i had to load the driver again.. and im looking for a way to have the driver automatically loaded at boot to avoid this.

anyways.. good luck on your searching
 
Old 04-25-2005, 01:17 PM   #9
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hrm... isn't install the right word? I want to install the files, then have Linux load them every time?

Anywho, I managed to find, and after a bit of fandagling... installed the drivers.

The link, for anyone that needs future reference is here .

I had to

tar xfvj [filename]
./install.sh

they give you an option to have it autoconfigure for you... or make a kernel patch. I opted with the former and it installed just fine.

Thanx again for all the help and suggestions,
~M
 
  


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