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Old 12-03-2003, 06:33 PM   #1
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3COM NIC 3c905C-TX-M


Does anyone know if the 3Com 3c905C-TX-M Network card is easily compatible with Slackware 9?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:31 PM   #2
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Yes. It should be easily detected and configured. Depending on your setup you may have to modify the kernel config and build the module, but on a vanilla install it should work.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:47 AM   #3
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thanks, it picked up during install. but, now i can't connect to the internet. The Konqueror browser says error loading page
 
Old 12-04-2003, 11:39 AM   #4
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You can run netconfig in slackware to set up your network connection.
or you can configure it manually by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1

ifconfig will show you how your card is (currently) configured.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 11:48 AM   #5
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Thank you so much. I'll try that when I get home since i finally got a consistent answer from more than 2 people. If it doesn't work I'll post my ifconfig eth0 results.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:31 PM   #6
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i guess i should tell you that during setup when it asked for my ISP's domain name server IPs I just pressed enter. Does that matter at all?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:42 PM   #7
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if you connect using DHCP, then I don't think you need to enter the DNS IPs manually.

look at /etc/resolv.conf. It will tell you if you've got the DNS servers you need. It should look something like this
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nameserver 123.456.789.012
nameserver 123.456.789.012
search domain.net
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:53 PM   #8
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when you say look at, do you mean just type exactly that, or view it with an editor, cause I don't know how, I'm still fairly new
 
Old 12-04-2003, 02:22 PM   #9
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type this at the prompt:
cat /etc/resolv.conf and it will display it (the contents of).
 
Old 12-04-2003, 08:36 PM   #10
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i don't know what i'm doing wrong, but

1. cat /etc/resolv.conf returns "search .........." where the blank is my name.

2. I typed netconfig and i get to the dhcp server names where I don't know what to type so i called cox (my ISP) and they told me, but it still didn't connect to google.com when I typed it in the browser

3. I typed ping -c 5 cox and it returns 5 transmit 5 received with no error.

4. Ifconfig eth0 shows that my NIC is obiviously there, but I'm not sure why it doesnt work

I'm getting frustrated with this. I really liked the idea of LINUX, but I"m slowly losing faith here....Help.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:29 PM   #11
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Ok, we'll figure this out....

1. So your /etc/resolv.conf doesn't show an entry under "search." Are the DNS IP addresses listed there?

2. You can ping you ISP by name and there are no errors. That leads us to believe that DNS is working. Can you ping another site name? for example: ping www.google.com. If that works then I'm positive that there's not a problem with DNS.

3. does the output of ifconfig eth0 show an IP (issued from the DHCP server)? this is what mine looks like (IP removed by me):
Code:
ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  
          inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:132097315 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3192740 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:232076758 (221.3 Mb)  TX bytes:272549466 (259.9 Mb)
          Interrupt:9 Base address:0xaf00
Again, if you're able to ping anything, then the network adapter is working.

Finally, if you're not able to pull any page from a browser, then possibly it's a browser setting that is the problem. What browser are you using?

Don't worry, we'll narrow it down and get this fixed.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:33 PM   #12
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Hey , I figured it out. I'm in Xwindows now!!! Finally. Thank you so much for all your help. I'll probably need help configuring the audio, but for now I'm super satisfied. Thanks again
 
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