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Old 01-15-2005, 11:41 PM   #1
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Slack 10 how to configure the internet?


I just installed linux. linux sees my eth0 when i run ifconfig amd i have a cable modem connected to it. The cable modem connects to dhcp servers like it should as i know from using it on windows. I don't know how to set up my internet any more than netconfig which i set up for dhcp. nothing happens. for windows all i had to do was enable tcp on my nic and windows got my ip and everything. how do i set up my internet!? im lost
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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how is your cable modem connected?
through usb or a NIC?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:13 AM   #3
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its connected via the nic, my eth0
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:18 AM   #4
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should happen at boot with hotplug but If it doesn't, make sure the module is loaded.
type in your console/xterm:

lsmod

to see which drivers are loaded and make sure the one for your card is in the list. If it is, run (as root):

dhcpcd

and see if it connects to your ISP. You may need to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to include your specific NIC at boot time.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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how do i know what driver it is?

and do i: vi /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

and when editing what do i add into it to include my nic?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:30 AM   #6
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What kind of card is it?
also slack comes with mcedit which you will find much more friendly if you've never used vi before (vi is a very nice text editor but it takes some learning if you've never used it before).
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:33 AM   #7
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its just a standard 10/100 pci nic card nothing special usually default drivers work for it walmart special

Last edited by RynoFly; 01-16-2005 at 12:35 AM.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:37 AM   #8
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I mean as far as chipset and model number. like I have a Realtek 8139 based card.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:44 AM   #9
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im not sure it starts with an M thats all i can remember
i'll try the dhcpcd thing and get back tomorrow
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:47 AM   #10
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alright post back when you find out. As root do:

lspci | more

to list all of your pci devices (if its onbaord your mobo it will still pick it up) to find out what kind of card it is.
 
  


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