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Old 01-17-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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onboard sis900 lan/nic


I just installed slackware 9.1 on a computer with onboard lan, an sis900.

During installation I setup the network to use dhcp, just like I did on another slack machine.
The command lspci -v shows the sis900 has been recognized.
The option for the onboard lan is 'enabled' in bios.
But, ifconfig only shows the loopback. No eth0.

What does slack want me to do to use that lan port?

(I didn't have to do anything special on the other machine with a normal NIC in a PCI slot.)

thanks for any input...
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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oops... I thought I searched on this. I must've mistyped in my search because I just searched again and found several hits on sis900.

I'll have a look around in there.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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ok.. brain farts happen!!

From searching, I discovered the problem.
Had to uncomment the '/sbin/modprobe sis900' line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
(never had to do that before, so I was unprepared)

Also, i forgot to put -a on ifconfig!

I think I need a nap.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
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I have an sis900 and it works fine, do an lsmod and see if the sis900 module is loaded, then try an ifconfig -a that will list all the present network devices nad see if eth0 is there, if not run netconfig as root and make sure you specify dhcp.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply.

(I see you were just a minute behind my last post.)
 
  


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