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Old 12-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Slackware network configuration


I just switched to slackware from openSUSE today (I switched because I wanted to learn more about the inner workings of linux).

I've run into a problem I can't get internet. Ive tried running the command netconfig and I went throughout the question process but to no avail. I tried the network manager but it wasn't helpful.

So my question is how do I configure my internet connection? I should mention I'm using ethernet.

thanks in advance
 
Old 12-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Slackware network configuration

hi, take a look at slackware documentation:
http://www.slackware.com/config/network.php

if you use wicd or network manager do not modify rc.inet1 (with your settings) because the programs do it for you. yrw
 
Old 12-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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It is rare to see an ethernet connection failing but there is no need to be suicidal. Are you sure you select "let Network Manager handle..." (I forgot the exact words) when you ran netconfig? If you did, and it is still not working try to post some details like what it says if you run "ifconfig -a" (as root, w/o the quotes).
 
Old 12-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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Here is a pic of what happens when I run ifconfig as root.

http://i.imgur.com/Upzt033.png
 
Old 12-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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I took a look at the documentation and still wasn't helpful.

When I go through the questions it says its changed my network setting but I still have no connection.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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First of all, check the link status of the NIC. The statistics listed by ifconfig indicates that not a single packet has been either sent or received, and the latter is particularly unusual for an active interface. Se what ethtool eth0 has to say.

You should also run ifconfig -a to see if more than one NIC has been detected. Perhaps the active link (if one exists) is in fact eth1.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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The output from ifconfig shows that your network card is being identified, but there is no IP address assigned. Are you using static addressing or should your computer get an IP address by DHCP?
 
Old 12-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suicidalginger View Post
Ive tried running the command netconfig and I went throughout the question process but to no avail. I tried the network manager but it wasn't helpful.
Hi,

I'm not really an expert in this so this may not be of any help to you but the following has always worked for me so far:

1) after you reconfigure your system via netconfig, restart networking via
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart
in order to get IP (if you use DHCP) and have everything set properly

2) although I've never had this problem with any of the previous versions of Slackware I found that in 14.1 I can't have inet1 and networkmanager services running together because if I do I lose my connection immediately.
Code:
/etc/rc.d/inet1 stop
chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
did the trick.

Last edited by natharran; 12-02-2013 at 07:17 PM. Reason: corrected some mistakes
 
Old 12-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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I just got back from mma practice and it appears to have fixed itself. Thanks for the advice though I will reffer to this if I have any other problems with my network.
 
  


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