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Old 03-20-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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Question help!! newbie can't get network card to work


I installed slackware 10.1 on a Dell Inspiron 6000, but my network card doesn't show up on ifconfig. I also have a intel wireless 2200 bg card and I can't get it to work either.

from what I have seen on other posts i should check lsmod and I did and this is what I found:

Module Size Used by
snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12152 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
uhci 24824 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
usbcore 58860 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
i810_ring 2528 0 (unused)
snd...
all sound related here
...
b44 13644 0
ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
ds 6548 1
yenta_socket 10436 1
pcmcia_core 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
ntfs 51232 1 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 9392 0


Notice that the ipw2200 module doesn't even show up!

Where can I go from here for my 2 network devices???

I am using kernel 2.4.29.

Thanks
 
Old 03-20-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Did you try /sbin/modprobe ipw2200 ? I really don't know anything about wireless but if you need that module, you can load it that way.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 07:29 PM   #3
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Re: help!! newbie can't get network card to work

Quote:
Originally posted by loof
I installed slackware 10.1 on a Dell Inspiron 6000, but my network card doesn't show up on ifconfig. I also have a intel wireless 2200 bg card and I can't get it to work either.

from what I have seen on other posts i should check lsmod and I did and this is what I found:

Code:
Module                       Size      Used by
snd-pcm-oss              36704   0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss            12152   0 [snd-pcm-oss]
uhci                            24824   0 (unused)
ehci-hcd                     17516   0 (unused)
usbcore                      58860   1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
i810_ring                      2528  0 (unused)
snd...
all sound related here
...
b44                              13644 0
ohci1394                      23888 0 (unused)
ieee1394                     41636 0 [ohci1394]
ds                                  6548 1
yenta_socket               10436 1
pcmcia_core                 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
ntfs                              51232 1 (autoclean)
ide-scsi                          9392 0
Notice that the ipw2200 module doesn't even show up!

Where can I go from here for my 2 network devices???

I am using kernel 2.4.29.

Thanks
Is that card on the HCL? Did you get the driver for it and install it?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:26 PM   #4
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Re: Re: help!! newbie can't get network card to work

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Is that card on the HCL? Did you get the driver for it and install it?
What is the HCL? I got the driver but didn't install it because it requires a 2.6 kernel. I tried compiling 2.6.10 and got kernel panic, so I stuck with the 2.4.29 kernel because it works pretty well with the exception of the network cards. By the way the network card is the standard broadcom 44x which is pretty much universal on dells.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:36 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi
Did you try /sbin/modprobe ipw2200 ? I really don't know anything about wireless but if you need that module, you can load it that way.
I tried that and all it does is return this output:

modprobe: can't locate module ipw2200

This is because I need a 2.6 kernel apparantely. Do you know anything about Broadcom 44x 10/100 MB NICS?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:40 PM   #6
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Also if it helps, when I do a modinfo b44 I get this data:

filename: /lib/modules/2.4.29/kernel/drivers/net/b44.o.gz
description: "Broadcom 4400 10/100 PCI ethernet driver"
author: "David S. Miller ..."
license: "GPL"
parm: b44_debug int, description "B44 bitmapped debuggin message enable value"

thanks for your help
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:48 PM   #7
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Take a look at the file testing/packages/linux-2.6.10/README.initrd in your Slack cd, there it tells you how to upgrade to a pre-compile 2.6.10 kernel that comes as a choice in Slackware 10.1.
If you can get that then you'll be able to compile the drivers and hopefully get it working.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:55 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi
Take a look at the file testing/packages/linux-2.6.10/README.initrd in your Slack cd, there it tells you how to upgrade to a pre-compile 2.6.10 kernel that comes as a choice in Slackware 10.1.
If you can get that then you'll be able to compile the drivers and hopefully get it working.
Thanks bgonvehi, I will check that out.

I also got my Broadcomm NIC to work by booting the computer then doing a rc.inet1 eth0_up =)!

Hopefully I will be able to get my wireless working with the new kernel.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 02:15 AM   #9
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Btw, for the wireless card try looking here: http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/ (Intel's official driver)
It seems the driver doesn't come with the kernel by default
 
Old 03-22-2005, 03:56 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi
Btw, for the wireless card try looking here: http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/ (Intel's official driver)
It seems the driver doesn't come with the kernel by default
can you post the result of lspci, this way we can determine what chipset your ethernet card is. after we identify the chipset, the next thing to do is find the right driver and load it.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 07:56 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by jorasmi
can you post the result of lspci, this way we can determine what chipset your ethernet card is. after we identify the chipset, the next thing to do is find the right driver and load it.
Absolutely:

bash-3.00$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2590 (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2591 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB2 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub Audio (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub Modem (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2641 (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2653 (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub SMBus (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5460
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 170c (rev 02)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
03:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
03:01.2 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown device 0822 (rev 17)
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4220 (rev 05)

I have not gotten the 2.6.10 kernel to work yet, I keep getting errors =( but the 2.4.29 shows the 2 network cards. The broadcom is ethernet (obviously) and I am assuming that the "03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4220 (rev 05)" is my wireless card. Or do you think that could be the modem?
 
  


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