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Old 05-06-2002, 08:57 PM   #1
Cash
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Angry Slackware ethernet hassle - help!


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?

Thank you,
Cash
 
Old 05-06-2002, 10:02 PM   #2
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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?
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....

>Thank you,
>Cash
Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-06-2002, 10:51 PM   #3
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Unhappy RE:Questions for starters

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.

Cash
 
Old 05-06-2002, 10:54 PM   #4
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Try doing "dhcpd eth0" and see if that works.
 
Old 05-07-2002, 12:27 AM   #5
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RE:Slackware ethernet hassle

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.

Thanks,
Cash
 
Old 05-07-2002, 12:49 AM   #6
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Good stuff, when you get ready to do your own kernel have a search of the forums for my slack-easy-kernel-compile post.
 
  


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