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Old 04-01-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question configuring Internet in slackware 12.1


Hi everyone :^)

I am new to slackware. Recently I switched over to slackware frm ubuntu. Now my problem is configuring Inetrnet in slackware 12.1
I have zte zxdsl 831 modem. My network was not detected in windows so I used usb port for connection.Its wokin well in windows but in slackware its not working et all I tried few commands and its output is as shown below:

ifconfig

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

ifconfig eth0 up
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

dmesg|grep eth
Driver 'st' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods

grep -i cdc /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER=m
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_SUBSET=m

modprobe cdcether
FATAL: Module cdcether not found.

I also did netconfig and configured my settings but it din help

Please help me as I want to access net as fast as possible in my slackware...

/* About network card: Its realtek 8139 I installed drivers in windows and also did modprobe 8139too but nothin really happend ie it was not detected */
 
Old 04-01-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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Was the hardware recognized by ubuntu? It appears to be a winmodem. Are you using the huge kernel, or a generic one?
 
Old 04-01-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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Since I din had net during my ubuntu days I never checked it.
About my kernel its 2.6.24.5-smp
 
Old 04-01-2009, 03:12 PM   #4
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Is there any message in your dmesg indicating recognition of your device? As it is a USB device I presume you'll see it in that area.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Hi there, I'm no specialist but I'll try to help you. Of course, anyone with more background that myself please feel free to correct me.

According to the Realtek site: "There is RTL8139/810x inbox driver under kernel 2.6.x, you don't need to install extra driver." So, maybe we have to assume that is not a driver problem.

It could be that your main eth interface is a different one than eth0. Did you try checking maybe in eth1?

Also, are you using DHCP? Please post here the contents of your rc.inet1.conf file, it should be under /etc/rc.d/. Even though the contents of that file don't matter if the system cannot find your eth.

This are the results for me when running dmesg|grep eth:

Code:
sh-3.1$ dmesg|grep eth
Driver 'st' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
forcedeth: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.61.
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: PCI INT A -> Link[APCH] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 23
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: setting latency timer to 64
skge eth0: addr 00:01:29:f5:40:ee
udev: renamed network interface eth0 to eth1
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: ifname eth0, PHY OUI 0x3f1 @ 1, addr 00:01:29:f5:89:fa
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: highdma csum timirq gbit lnktim desc-v3
just so you know you don't have to worry about the message in regards to the updating, my internet connection works pretty well.

Also, check out this thread, maybe it helps you: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...device-676915/

Last edited by Choucete; 04-01-2009 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #6
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First, let's get things straight, so this is your modem, right ?:
http://static1.meowns.com/item/image...DSl_831_II.jpg

You said you have Window$ hooked up via USB and Slackware hooked up via ethernet cable (CAT 5/5e/6), right ?

If that is all correct, please post the output of '/sbin/lspci -vv' and 'lsmod'.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 02:10 AM   #7
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Thank You guys for replying.
Its woking now I had turned off my onboard network card in BIOS.
After that I typed following commands
netconfig
ifconfig eth0
dhcpcd eth0
net got hooked up in slackware
 
Old 04-08-2009, 10:11 PM   #8
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Supras, your problem sounds very much the same as the one I'm experiencing on a new slackintosh load. Same error messages for ifconfig and ifconfig eth0 up. I was looking for eth0 in the ifconfig response and got lo.

How do you go about turning your ethernet card on in BIOS?
 
  


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