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Old 01-24-2007, 04:23 AM   #1
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New Slackware user needing some healp


Hello
I have used Slackware before but with 2.4.x kernel. Now i whant to install a fresh copy of Slackware 11 but with kernel 2.6. My problem is:
- I tryed once with the 2.6 kernel but i did not have any network, i tryed netconfig without results
My lspci shows this:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN400/PM880 Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN400/PM880 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN400/PM880 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN400/PM880 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN400/PM880 Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN400/PM880 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:06.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)
00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter (rev 02)
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)

With this information, can anyone help me on how should i make my network card to work ?
Thank you !
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:29 AM   #2
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your network card uses a via rhine chipset, you need to load the rhine module, I had the same card for a while, it's fully supported in the kernel so either its compiled and you need to load the module, or its not compiled and you need to recompile your kernel. try running a modprobe for it; as root run

modprobe via-rhine

after that it should work, if not post the output of "lsmod"
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:30 AM   #3
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Were you using a 2.6 kernel you compiled yourself or one shipped by your distro? If you compiled it yourself, then maybe you did not include the drivers for your network card (the one listed as Ethernet controller in the lspci output).
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:31 AM   #4
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your network card uses a via rhine chipset, you need to load the rhine module, I had the same card for a while, it's fully supported in the kernel so either its compiled and you need to load the module, or its not compiled and you need to recompile your kernel. try running a modprobe for it; as root run

modprobe via-rhine

after that it should work, if not post the output of "lsmod"
Thank you i will do that. Just FYI i will be using kernel.2.6 the standard one not the huge2.6. and of course install kernel modules, in this way i think i should have that module right ?
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:10 AM   #5
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you should, I'm almost certain pat would include that module
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:26 AM   #6
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you should, I'm almost certain pat would include that module
Thank you all for your help!
This is the best forum i ever used !!!
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
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you should, I'm almost certain pat would include that module
I installed SlacK with 2.6 kernel and after installing kernel-modules and restart, via-rhine module wa il lsmod list, but still my naetwork card did not work.
But with kernel 2. it worked out of the box
So ......
 
Old 01-28-2007, 01:19 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by JKoder
I installed SlacK with 2.6 kernel and after installing kernel-modules and restart, via-rhine module wa il lsmod list, but still my naetwork card did not work.
But with kernel 2. it worked out of the box
So ......
Did you install the kernel-headers?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 01:49 PM   #9
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Did you install the kernel-headers?
I think not, only kernel-modules. Do i need to install kernel-headers to ?
Tnx
 
Old 01-28-2007, 02:18 PM   #10
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I don't think you need the headers (I can't think of any reason why you would). I think you didn't configure it properly.

Read the network config part of the slackbook:

http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...-CONFIGURATION
 
Old 01-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #11
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I think not, only kernel-modules. Do i need to install kernel-headers to ?
Tnx
If I do a clean install of Slackware 11 and I install the 2.6.18 kernel or the 2.6.17.13 kernel from the install CDs then, yes, I install the kernel headers. I install the modules and headers.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 06:35 PM   #12
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Ok first, you need to install the kernel headers, but those should of been installed when you installed slackware, you DO NOT want to install the 2.6 kernel-headers package unless you need to (see the warning in the folder). If you see that the mod is loaded, as root type this

ifconfig


and please post the output so we can see whats going on.

Thanks
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:02 AM   #13
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Ok first, you need to install the kernel headers, but those should of been installed when you installed slackware, you DO NOT want to install the 2.6 kernel-headers package unless you need to (see the warning in the folder). If you see that the mod is loaded, as root type this

ifconfig


and please post the output so we can see whats going on.

Thanks
Ok i will try that to. If i type ifconfig -a my eth0 card does not have an IP. If i run netconfig ( as root ) everything goes well but still cannot gather IP. My quiestion now is: how can i post the ifconfig message from slackware since i cannot acces the internet. Right now i am on Ubuntu and i dont like dual boot . I have read the manual, but did not helped me. I wonder why with 2.4 kernel worked like a charm ...
hmmmmm


Thank you !
 
Old 01-29-2007, 05:23 AM   #14
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you dont need to have access to the internet to post your ifconfig just type ifconfig in a terminal a copy & paste the output. also once the module was loaded did you try

dhcpcd eth0

to see if you could gather an IP (assuming your using dhcp instead of a static IP)
 
Old 01-29-2007, 05:57 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Daedra
you dont need to have access to the internet to post your ifconfig just type ifconfig in a terminal a copy & paste the output. also once the module was loaded did you try

dhcpcd eth0

to see if you could gather an IP (assuming your using dhcp instead of a static IP)
I will try that to.
One more question ( may be off topic )
I downloaded Slackware right when it was released ( from torrents) Is it worth to download it again ? is updated > or is the same like the first DVD iso ?
Thank you anyway!
 
  


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