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Old 07-06-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
perrymans
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Slackware 9 won't get online


I have a D-Link DFE-550TX network card and it won't work!!!

I have seen several things here and around the net saying to turn off the Plug and Play OS feature in the BIOS, but I have an Award Plug and Play BIOS! I don't have the option of turning it off.

I downloaded the Linux drivers, went through the steps (I think I did them right) but still nothing.

I can ping myself, but during startup, I get module loaded with warnings.

Where do I see the warnings?

It also says that it timed out waiting for a DHCP server response. Obviously the internet is up or I couldn't be writing this.

Please help! Thanks. Sean.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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are you trying to go through another machine for your connection? if so that sounds like your problem. i have a machine that i'm testing out behind a firewall, and since i dont' have the sharing done properly, i can't get out with it. i can ssh into it with out any problems, but i can't get out. so i would look into that.

cheers.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 01:03 AM   #3
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I found the problem.

In /etc/rc.d/rc.modules; I had added the lines

# D-Link DFE-550TX
alias eth0 sundance

I put the alias there because the software readme.txt said to place it in the /etc/modules.conf. So I put it in both.

I changed it to

# D-Link DFE-550TX
/sbin/modprobe sundance

the warnings it was loading with was because the driver is "tainted"; or you could say no source code provided. Just a warning if reporting kernel problems, not an indication of an actual failure.

and I am now writing this thread from my Linux machine! I got screwed on my Windows 98 since I lost the CD, but still had the Product Key. $30+ for a replacemnet? No thanks. I've got Slackware.

Thanks. Sean.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 01:05 AM   #4
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cool, have fun.
 
  


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