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Old 03-13-2004, 05:22 PM   #1
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Post Cable modem and Ethernet card

two days ago I have installed Mandrake 9.2 and that was my first ever
"meeting" with Linux. Until now I have used Win Xp and I will use him few more days (as soon I set up my internet connection on Linux).

So, please help me:

with "uname -r" I have discovered that kernel I'm using is:
2.4.22-10 mdk

My problem:

I have cable modem: Motorola SURFBoard SB5100
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.C)

I have connected those two devices with UTP cable.

My Internet connection not working.
It is probably question of the drivers but I'm not sure.
I WinXP it is pretty much automatic to signing the drivers but in Linux I'm
totaly newbie.

Please help me.
Old 03-13-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware 9.1 / Debian Sid
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The HCL shows you network card should be supported, Type lsmod in a console and post the output.

The cable modem shouldn't have anything to do with your problem as long as it's turned on and connected properly.
Old 03-13-2004, 06:23 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply.
Please understand that I'm totaly new in Linux so I
will probably ask you some funny questions.

I'm using Gnome 2.4

I have pressed right mouse on the desktop and "open terminal"

than i have wrote "lsmod"
answer was "command not found"

I'm maybe in wrong directory or I'm in totaly wrong place.

is it "ISMOD" or "LSMOD"

Please have nerve's for me.



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