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Old 10-23-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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Slack 11 no longer sees network card


I installed Slack 11 yesterday. Worked fine. Until this morning when I rebooted. Now, Slack no longer sees my network card. The card appears to be working fine because if I boot to Winbloze, it sees the card and I have network connectivity. Whatever changed, changed in Slackware but I have not clue what I might have done.

How can I tell what network cards, if any, Slack sees, and force it to see my network card?

I ran netconfig, and had it probe for cards, and it tells me there is no card. The card is there, how do I get slack to recognize it (like it did earlier today?).
 
Old 10-23-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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There are a few things to try... start with lspci (as root) then see what ifconfig (as root) says. Also read the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

edit: oh! and of course dmesg

Last edited by Tuttle; 10-23-2006 at 04:46 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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There are a few things to try... start with lspci (as root) then see what ifconfig (as root) says. Also read the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

edit: oh! and of course dmesg
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

In dmesg output I see where it probes for network cards, but I don't see it probing for the Realtek.

What bugs me is that this worked until I ran pkgtool to change my lilo config. I'm thinking that this also did something to the network config. I'm also thinking that it would be easier to just wipe the partition and install it from scratch instead of poking around trying to figure out what broke.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
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nono! poke poke!

now try lsmod... try to find out why it is no longer inserting the correct module at boot.
Have you recompiled the kernel at all? Perhaps udev (2.6 kernel) is causing a problem... dig, it's probably a simple thing.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 06:07 PM   #5
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Certainly sounds like the driver module isn't being loaded for some reason. Try to modprobe the driver and see if that does it.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 07:36 PM   #6
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nono! poke poke!
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Sorry...no time. Leaving town first thing in the morning, and I need this @#$ thing online *now*. A quick reinstall, and it's working fine (again).
 
  


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