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Old 08-27-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Internet Connection Setup

So I have Slackware 10.1 installed and I have run netconfig and entered my static IP, my subnet mask, my default gateway and my DNS suffix but when I get into KDE I am unable to get on the internet.

My system is a Dell Latitude D600. From other peoples experience Slackware should recognize my Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller automatically but I was never asked about my NIC card during install and setup.

Does the hostname or domain name that I entered during setup have an effect on anything?

Could someone please point me in the direction to solve my problem?
Old 08-27-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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Your hostname and domain name shouldn't matter at all. Please open up a terminal and type "ifconfig -a" (no quotes (you may need to run /sbin/ifconfig -a for it to work) and look for the entry for eth0. Chgeck and make sure all the IP information is entered correctly in there, If you don't see an eth0 entry, your kernel probably doesn't have the correct module loaded for the Ethernet driver. You can Google for the correct module and if you're lucky you can just modprobe it (add it to /etc/modules.conf to make it load on boot), reset the network config, and go.
Old 08-28-2005, 03:40 AM   #3
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ifconfig shows that I have an eth0 and that it is 'UP' which means the ethernet card should be working but it isn't.

I downloaded the correct driver from Broadcom and followed the instructions to put
the file bcm5700-8.2.18.tar.gz in a directory(I put it in /usr/broadcom) then I do the following:

tar xvzf bcm5700-8.2.18.tar.gz

cd src


insmod bcm5700.o

make install

The problem comes when I type insmod bcm5700.o and it tells me the device does not exist.

The other thing I noticed in ifconfig is that the ip for broadcast is similar but not identical to the default gateway that I entered in netconfig. In netconfig I entered the gateway as

And the other thing in netconfig I am unsure about is the DNS part. In Windows I know that my DNS suffix is Is this what I should enter in the DNS part of netconfig?

I feeling kind of frustrated after a whole day of fiddling and still no internet in Slackware. I still have my sound and mouse to set up and it will all be easier when I can stop flipping back and forth between Windows and Slackware!
Old 08-28-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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Yay!! I got my internet up and running on Slackware. I just had the wrong DNS ip!!!

Now onto getting my USB mouse working and my Sound working!!


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