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Old 07-28-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question NIC support


I recently installed Slackware 9.1 with Linux Kernel 2.4.22. Does this kernel support my NIC?

LinkSys EtherFast 10/100 LAN card (model LNE100TX)

It is not detected on boot up and I have looked in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. I also looked on LDP at the Hardware Support HOWTO, not listed but could be out of date. Does anyone know if this card is supported or where I can find some drivers? If not what is a good card that is supported?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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It is according to:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...php?product=24

What module are you loading?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks david_ross. I have not yet loaded a module, but it seems like the tulip module is the one.

Could you give me a rundown on how to load the module onto the kernel? I'm but a newbie.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 03:42 PM   #4
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This nic is kown as tulip.

Here are some instructions

http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/~laird/Lin...0TX/readme.txt

If there are any questions post them here so I can help you.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:10 PM   #5
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Thanks arno. Isn't the tulip module already compiled for distros with the 2.4.22 linux kernel?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:27 PM   #6
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Execute following instruction

find / -name tulip.o -print

If you get something like

./lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.o

if it is available to load

do a

modprobe tulip

If get no error you can modify /etc/modules.conf with the entry
alias eth0 tulip

restart your network

/etc/init.d/network restart
 
Old 07-28-2004, 10:06 PM   #7
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Thanks arno. One problem I cannot find the script /etc/init.d/network to restart. In fact I could not find the directory /etc/init.d/.

What shall I do?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:34 PM   #8
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I still cannot get connected to the internet. Refer to the posts above to see what I have been up to. This is really the first true configuration test I have been through with Slack, so please bare with me.

I want to go back to the beginning to make sure everything is correct. I executed some commands and typed the output.

#lspci -vv | grep Eth:

00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100
model NC100 (rev 11)

#dmesg | grep eth0:

eth0 : ADMtek Comet rev17 at 0x1000, 00:0C:41:1D:EB:7C, IRQ 3

#ifconfig -a:

eth0 Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:41:1D:EB:7C
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:4 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:1180 (1.1 Kb)
interrupt:3 Base address:0x1000

From these ouputs, does it appear that my NIC is properly detected? Is my interface properly configured?

If not what do I need to do? If everything looks good so far, what do I need to do next?

Boy, this newbie needs some help. I guess I have been too Microsoft dependent for too long.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:40 AM   #9
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Bump.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 12:40 PM   #10
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Is there anyone who can help me out (see postings above, paticularly post #8)? I have a Cable modem, hooked to a hub, hooked to my Linux box. A windows box is also connected to the hub and is connected to the internet. So the question remains, how can I get connected to the internet?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 01:56 PM   #11
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The errors in the ifconfig indicates that is not working, and there is no ip adsress

I did some research on the internet and I have some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that this linksys card with amd chipset is dropped from the 2.4 and higher kernel.
The good news I found a location where you can download sources so you can compile your own modules with support for 2.4 kernel

http://www.scyld.com/driver_updates.html
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:52 PM   #12
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According to

http://http://www.linuxquestions.org...php?product=24

this NIC is supported fully through the tulip module. I have loaded this module (modprobe tulip), but I am not sure that I have done it correctly.
 
  


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