Just finished a fresh install of Slackware 9.0 yesterday and got it all configured. I downloaded the latest stable kernel source, 2.4.22 and compiled it without error (seemingly). But when I restart and boot the new kernel, I get no network support. I've tried compiling and re-compiling several times with both 2.4.22 and 2.4.21 and I always get one of these two errors upon booting the fresh kernel:
1) If I compile the kernel with ACPI, my card will not initialize itself at all. The module loads fine, but I get an error when I run ifconfig.
2) If I compile without ACPI, the card will initialize itself and ifconfig will bring up the card's status but it still won't work. The card usually assigns to IRQ 11, but after booting the new kernel it comes up on IRQ 16 and just plain doesn't work.
I'm really doubting that it's a problem with my BIOS or with the network card, because I'm using 2.4.20 with it right now and there is no problem whatsoever.
The NIC is a via-rhine integrated on my Abit AT7-MAX2 mobo