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Old 11-27-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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Searching for the right driver


Ok, I just installed the latest and greatest version of Slackware, since I'd rather learn by doing, and I'm having a bit of a network problem.

I've got a 3Com 3cSOHO 100-TX in the machine

According to ifconfig the only thing that shows up is 'lo' ... no eth0.

Running modprobe -c returns
alias eth0 off <-- I'm assuming this is wrong

A.) I need to determine what driver to use.

B.) What do I need to load said driver?

Thanks for any help anyone can lend.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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i believe that will take the pretty standard 3c59x 3com driver. to load it, do a modprobe 3c59x, then bring up the ethernet device with ifconfig eth0 up. if that works (try to ping something, e.g. ping google.com), you can have 3c59x load at boot by uncommenting the /sbin/modprobe 3c59x line that should be in your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file. gl
 
Old 11-27-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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Alright, using that driver seems to work. At least a hardware address and IRQ assignment shows up for eth0 through ifconfig.

However, trying to ping my router still results in a connect: Network is unreachable error.

I tried running dhcpcd -t 10 eth0 to get an IP from my router but no such luck. It just takes eth0 down.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 11-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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dumb question, but you are physically connected, right?

maybe see if a dhcpcd -d (debug) comes up with anything. ?
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:02 PM   #5
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I'm beginning to wonder if I've got a bad cable...
 
Old 11-27-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot for your help synaptical. Turns out I did have a bad cable.

All is well now.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 01:26 PM   #7
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it sounded like something was wrong with your connection. glad you got it working.
 
  


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