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Hello. I recently installed Slackware 8.0 with kernel 2.2.19. The system is dual boot with "that other OS" for certain situations. Previously I used Red Hat 7.2 and had no problem setting up my ethernet card. Now that I switched to Slackware, I am forced to browse the web with "that other OS". My ethernet card is a CNET Pro200. I compiled the drivers for linux following the vendors instructions. Then inserted the module into the kernel, edited "module.conf", ran "netconfig", and rebooted. What I get is the DHCP server reporting "no device" when trying to access eth0. I read the ethernet HOW-TO and found no answers. Anyone have any suggestions?
>I recently installed Slackware 8.0 with kernel 2.2.19. The
>system is dual boot with "that other OS" for certain situations.
>Previously I used Red Hat 7.2 and had no problem setting
>up my ethernet card. Now that I switched to Slackware, I
>am forced to browse the web with "that other OS". My
>ethernet card is a CNET Pro200. I compiled the drivers for
>linux following the vendors instructions. Then inserted the
>module into the kernel, edited "module.conf", ran "netconfig",
>and rebooted. What I get is the DHCP server reporting
>"no device" when trying to access eth0. I read the
>ethernet HOW-TO and found no answers.
>Anyone have any suggestions?
Questions for starters :} What exactly (and why) are you doing
with a DHCP server on the machine? And for DHCP server to
run the interface should be up in the first place.
You also might want to give /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2
and /etc/rc.d/rc.netdevice a closer look....
Hello Tinkster. I think I stated the wrong situation above. My ISP (cable modem) provides a dynamic IP address. So I must get my IP address via DHCP. I will take a look,again, at the files you mentioned. I just may have missed something at first glance. Thanks for the reply.
First, I would like to thank both Tinkster and Aussie for the quick replies. As it turns out, Tinkster was right about the /etc/rc.d/rc/inet* files. I didnt catch it the first time, but I had left out a few vital pieces of info. Since I have not compiled my own kernel...YET, I had to edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file to include the following: /sbin/modprobe dmfe. This loaded my ethernet driver during boot. The rest is history. Aussie you were on the right track as well. I just got lucky on the first try.