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Old 12-11-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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Trouble configuring network card (Intel 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller)

Hi there! I'm very new to Linux and am trying to access the internet through my network card.
The model of it is in the thread subject and I'm just not sure what to do. It would appear that "eth0" is non-existant.. I'm clueless as to what to do about it! Can anybody help me out? i am currently running slackware 11 btw. with linux- kernel
Old 12-11-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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Issue the command ifconfig.

Does anything show up?
Old 12-11-2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets: 0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets: 0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Old 12-11-2006, 08:57 PM   #4
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Use the command dmesg. THen look through the output, and see if says anything about your ethernet card.

You may have to load a module for the card,

modprobe e1000

or compile support for it in the kernel if its not there now.
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Intel seems to have a Linux driver:
Old 12-11-2006, 11:39 PM   #6
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modprobe e1000 failed, the other command showed no info on my ethernet card. i downloaded the drivers from the intel site, put them onto my usb but now when i try and plug my usb into any usb port, slackware doesn't recognise it...... how do i fix this :\ i seriously require these drivers to get onto the internet, it would seem.. =\
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It doesn't recognise it or it doesn't mount it automatically? Plug in the usb and type dmesg in the terminal window and check the output. If the usb was recognized by the system you should see some lines with "sda" if the usb is the only SCSI device you have. If it is the second one you will see some lines containing "sdb" etc... If you have only one partition on the usb it should be sda1.
In this case (you can see sda in the output) try this as root:
# mkdir /mnt/usb # or chose some other folder depending on your distribution
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
# ls -l /mnt/usb # and you should see all the files/folders you have on the usb
in this folder
Also check if the usb modules are loaded in the kernel. They should be ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd i think and if they are not you have to load them manually. Then try pluging the usb again.


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