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Old 02-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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Sli Taz 1.0 Linux and Ethernet Issue


Hello All,

I have a question concerning an ethernet card that I am attempting to have recognized under Sli Taz 1.0 (For more info, visit www.slitaz.org) on an IBM Thinkpad 600X.

Ethernet Card: Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 RE-100

Linux System: Sli Taz 1.0

Computer: IBM Thinkpad 600X

I have successfully run Sli Taz 1.0 LiveCD on this computer. The X Window system works well, along with everything else.

My only problem is that the machine is not recognizing the ethernet card AND I have no clue on how to get the system to even attempt to recognize it and get access to the internet.

Any help? Any advise on how to address this issue?

Thanks,

Brian Gallagher
 
Old 02-12-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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You need to look at the tech specs.
Also this is a pcmcia problem.
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Mr-Bisquit,

Thanks for the reply. But please know that I could use a bit more of information such as:

1. Tech specs? Of what exactly? The computer? Sli Taz? and/or the actual Xircom ethernet card? I am very new to this so I hope you do not mind spelling this out for me.

2. PCMCIA problem? Do you have any possible solutions for this issue? Or, is it even something that can be resolved? If so, how might I do that?

Thank you for your time and attention,

Brian Gallagher
 
Old 02-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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Be sure that all pcmcia drivers are loaded to the kernel.
Tech specs will tell you the hardware.
Also, have you tried another distro on the pad? Given enough memory to install, you can do a larger distro or you can build from such as debian or gentoo.
 
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:17 AM   #5
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Mr-Bisquit,

How do I see the pcmcia drivers which are loaded to the kernel? Which commands would I use in the terminal window to check?

How do I check the tech specs? Is there a command in which I can type into the Terminal window to check the tech specs?

As for another distro, I have tried both Ubuntu 8 LTS and Ubuntu 9.04 (I think?), and both froze the computer. My computer is a P3/P4 with about 130 MB RAM. I have been told that 130 MB RAM is way too low for those versions of Ubuntu.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 07:15 AM   #6
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Try puppy as an alternate distro. Puppy will run with those specs and easy to use.
 
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:29 PM   #7
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Xubuntu, zenwalk, vector are distros with small mem footprints.
Debian can be built to use small systems that use blackbox or fluxbox.

Code:
$lsmod
Tells you what modules are loaded.
Code:
uname -a
Gives output of kernel. You'll need this for the next command.
Code:
cd /lib/modules/name-of-current-kernel/
There will be different directories here. kernel will have the subdirectories of pcmcia, video, media, etc. These have a ko ending and can be loaded as root using
Code:
#modprobe kernel-module-name
and just don't include the .ko or- in some cases- the .o ending.
You may also need to build the module.

TRy looking for linux networking for solutions others have created for you NIC.
 
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