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Old 11-13-2004, 02:52 AM   #1
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force eth0 to use e100


I'm a newbie that's been trying to get my motherboard NIC to work with Slack, but no luck. I though I needed the manufacturer's drivers, but couldn't get them to install. Eventually, out of frustration I installed Redhat, which picked up on the NIC, without problems using e100. I really want to use Slack, as as far as I can see it is the best distro for what I want. I'm assuming the e100 driver on Redhat and Slack are the same. How do I force Slack to identify the NIC as e100, currently is doesn't find it at all.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:37 AM   #2
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What NIC / Motherboard do you have?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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I haven't opened up the box to find out (it's a fanless system so is a bit of a jigsaw to pull apart). I think it's either an Intel 865G or 815, with a SiS 651/962/5.1 chipset. I've just taken that off the driver disk that came with it.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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If Redhat picked it up as e100, then just modprobe e100 in Slackware and it should load up properly.
Then, edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules so it loads e100 at bootup.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:29 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll give it a try when I reload Slack
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:00 AM   #6
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That worked perfectly, thanks WMD
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:12 AM   #7
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Glad you solved the problem nutthick, next time you can know about your hardware by typing lspci as root.
 
  


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