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Old 11-19-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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Setting up Slackware for networking


I've used Linux before and have had very little problems. I'm trying to tackle slackware and use it as a multi-purpose server, but I have no idea of where to begin with it. I'm running it on a desktop connected to a router just to make sure that I have a working network connection. The problem I'm having is that the eth0 device in the ifconfig results has no ipv4 address. I don't know if this is what I'm supposed to have or if there's something I'm missing like drivers. Any suggestions would definitely be helpful at this point.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 03:14 AM   #2
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This one will serve all your slackware needs at the start. http://slackbook.org/html/network-configuration.html
Take a day or a weekend and just read the whole book. Not too much, not too deep just the right proportion to get you going.

For a quick help. Do you have dhcp active on your router? Try a dhclient eth0 on the console.

What exactly do you mean with "running on a desktop". A desktop computer or a desktop installed (like KDE, Gnome).
 
Old 11-19-2013, 03:25 AM   #3
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It's a desktop computer running Slackware 14 with Xfce. My apologies.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 03:31 AM   #4
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Hi,

Have you tried run netconfig command as root?
Have you already seen here?
 
Old 11-19-2013, 03:36 AM   #5
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Yeah, I ran netconfig already and set it up to lease an ip through DHCP.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 03:45 AM   #6
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You should post the output for:
ifconfig -a
route -n
lspci
lsmod
dmesg
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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Slackware Doc Project is very resourceful;
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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I think I know what's going on. The router I had connected to the computer was given to me from a colleague at work and he didn't tell me that it was set up to be a wireless repeater, so it wasn't handing an ip address to the machine.
 
  


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