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Old 07-01-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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Slackware 10.2 New Dell e510 NIC Problem


I recently purchased a Dell e510 to run linux on. I've been messing with several disto's and I keep coming back to Slackware.

At first I had trouble getting it installed because I had to use a Kernal (sata.i) that supported the sata drive in it.

(On a side note this computer seems so strange to me...no ps/2 connectors and no place to plug in any ide drives at all needless to say everything I seem to do is a learning experience of some sort as I am definitely a newbie)

I finally got that running and the NVIDIA GEFORCE4 MX4000 seems to work okay (although who knows for sure if it'll run any 3d enabled apps as I haven't even gotten that far yet)

But now I can't get to my network.

When I try to ping my own router I get "Network Unreachable"

lspci results show this as my card...

03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) Lan Controller (rev 01)

and the other command I tried ifconfig -a shows ONLY my loopback.

The card IS enabled in the bios and I recently had suse10 on this machine and it found the card with no problems.

EDIT: Also...I don't see anything that looks like it's for the card when I type lsmod

I've been looking at posts for the last few hours and nothing seems to work.

Anbody have any ideas for me to try?

Thanks much!

-Ryan

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Old 07-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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did the dhcp service start ?
 
Old 07-01-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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did the dhcp service start ?
How would I check that?
 
Old 07-01-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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try
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netconfig
as root. this will let you configure the network and will try to probe your ethernet card and load the correct module.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 06:16 PM   #5
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try
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netconfig
as root. this will let you configure the network and will try to probe your ethernet card and load the correct module.
Yeah, that was done at install...but that doesn't show if dhcp is running does it? I never get any errors when I run that either. I have several other (older) machines I'm running slackware on here and they're all fine so I know it isn't the network itself.

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Old 07-02-2006, 09:52 AM   #6
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try running top and see if dhcpd is running. That is the dhcp daemon. top will up date every two seconds and show you what services are running. if it is not running then use pkgtool and you can rerun certain setup scripts.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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You can used dhcpcd eth0, if it says that dhcp is already running, kill it with dhcpcd -k then try dhcpcd eth0 again, you should see what is wrong.
If it didn't start automatically go to /etc/rc.d/ and edit rc.inet1.conf and check if the config information for eth0 is USE_DHCP[0]="yes".
If you use the command ps ax you will see all the process running on your machine at once.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:35 AM   #8
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It doesn't appear to be running but would it be if the system wasn't sensing the network card at all? Also...I've run netconfig a few times on the previous install (because I tried to re-install per another post on here) but that didn't work either. The funny thing is that no matter how many times I run it it doesn't give me any error.

I've had installs (on other machines) before SAY that they didn't recognize a network card and give me an error but this one just sails on through as if there's nothing in the world wrong with it but when I do all the commands listed above it doesn't seem as though the network card is being sensed except in the lspci command.

By the way...I was looking at the full contents of that command and it looks as though there are several other devices with similar descriptions...

00:1d.0 through 00:1d.3 all say...

USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 {through 4} (rev 01)

and then...

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)

and then there's... a PCI bridge an ISA bridge two IDE interfaces and an SMBus

Well needless to say there's a ton of it. I'm guessing because it's all on an Intel integrated motherboard.

Any other ideas?
 
Old 07-02-2006, 12:38 PM   #9
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What does lsmod show out of interest? Is either e100 or e1000 listed there?
 
Old 07-02-2006, 10:41 PM   #10
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What does lsmod show out of interest? Is either e100 or e1000 listed there?
Noppers...nothing that looks like a network card.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #11
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bump? Anyone?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 10:22 PM   #12
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You said that you have used other distro's. Did they produce the same result.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 12:18 AM   #13
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The only other distro I've used on THIS machine was Suse10 - And that seemed to find everything fine so I never had cause to check the lspci or the lsmod or anything like that.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 04:12 PM   #14
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Try this and see what you get.

Code:
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
 
Old 07-04-2006, 05:11 PM   #15
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Give this a try also.

Code:
dmesg | grep eth
Code:
tail /var/log/messages
 
  


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