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Old 06-11-2004, 07:10 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Sheffield, UK
Distribution: Gentoo/Slackware10.0@AthlonXP2600, 1Gb RAM; Slackware9.1@Dell Latitude X300; Gentoo@Ultra10
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trouble configuring eth0

Hi all,

I posted the following in the slackware forum, but recieved little response, and thought I might have more success here.

I'm trying to configure my NIC it to use Blueyonder Broadband (, which assigns IP address' dynamically, however I've been unable to configure the network card yet.

Distribution Slackware 9.1
Kernel 2.4.24

I modified /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 as shown below (* indicates lines I've edited)

# Edit these values to set up your first Ethernet card (eth0):
#IPADDR="" # REPLACE with YOUR IP address!
#NETMASK="" # REPLACE with YOUR netmask!
# Or, uncomment the following lines to set up eth0 using DHCP:
USE_DHCP=yes *
# If your provider requires a DHCP hostname, uncomment and edit below:

# Edit the next line to point to your gateway:
GATEWAY="" # REPLACE with YOUR gateway! *

# You shouldn't need to edit anything below here.

I then try running rc.inet1 manually and get the following output...

[root@fisher:/etc/rc.d]# rc.inet1
SIOCADDRT: File exists
Attempting to configure eth0 by contacting a DHCP server...
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable

Which to me indicates that eth0 isn't configured properly, so I tried configuring it...

[root@fisher:/etc/rc.d]# ifconfig eth0
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found


So I think that the NIC isn't being detected, but I don't know why.

Detailed below is some output...

[root@fisher:/home/neil]# lspci -v
----------relevant section------------------
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 7120
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 23
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Memory at dffefe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <available only to root>
----------relevant section------------------

This is just a guess, but could it be that my kernel doesn't support the hardware??

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance



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