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Old 04-21-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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Ethernet Slackware 11.0


I just installed Slackware 11.0 with huge26.s kernel and now cant get my internet conection working. Seems like the ethernet device is not detected or somehting like that, when running ifconfig the output only consists of information about the lo. Anyone who might have an solution to this problem.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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Its possible that the module's there but did not load. Try using modprobe to insert it. If it inserts correctly, then you'll possibly need to either recompile the kernel, checking to ensure that loadable module support is enabled, or you'll have to tell init to load it on boot.

The details can be found in the Slackware Book, which has been available online from the beginning. Use an editor and find out if your ethernet device is listed in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. You may have to uncomment the line that shows
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/sbin/modprobe your-device
 
Old 04-23-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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Read my story at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=518335

Then look at the replies I got: totally RTFM'ed This story is for entertainment purposes only, but does contain some useful information.

Joel
 
Old 04-23-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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@trashbird1240,
I see that the useful information came mostly from you. You shouldn't have gotten such a hostile response (as in the snotty tone that was used). There's a reason that when I refer someone to RTFM, that I tell them which one to read and where to look in it (its to save me typing).

@chrstr,
You would do well to read that thread. It refers to the kernel you're trying to make work. BTW, if you did get success, post back how you did so someone using the search function will find it.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 11:08 AM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Slackware forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
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Originally Posted by chrstr
I just installed Slackware 11.0 with huge26.s kernel and now cant get my internet conection working. Seems like the ethernet device is not detected or somehting like that, when running ifconfig the output only consists of information about the lo. Anyone who might have an solution to this problem.
Hi,

Did you install the modules? Read the RELEASE NOTE for Slackware 11.

A excerpt;
Quote:
Also, the kernel module packages for 2.6.x are not part of the
standard installation, so if you install using huge26.s or test26.s
kernel you'll have to install the corresponding kernel-modules package
when you're done. They can be found under /extra/linux-2.6.17.13/ (or
ISO number two under /extra/linux-2.6.17.13), or
/testing/packages/linux-2.6.18/ (or ISO number four under
/testing-2.6.18/packages/linux-2.6.18).
 
  


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