Originally Posted by solly
both the modprobe commands give No such device errors
ifconfig eth0 up says
eth0:ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
modprobe(8) doesn't give "no such device" error messages.
What *exactly* does this command return (as root)?
If it returns to a prompt, then the module was loaded successfully, and you should then be able to use ifconfig(8) to see all available interfaces. As root, do:
If the modprobe command returns an error, then you most likely do not have the e100 module installed.
This could happen in at least three different ways:
1. You installed using either huge26.s or test26.s, installed that kernel, but failed to install the required kernel-modules package (due to not reading the Release Notes included with Slackware).
2. You built a custom kernel and neglected to include the required support.
3. You built a custom kernel and neglected to build and/or install the modules.