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Old 10-05-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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Can not connect to network

My computer can not connect to network, my OS is slackware.
Does anyone knows how to configure it.

two computer have same problem,

1> HP. desktop
Inte(R) PRO/100 VE Network connection

2> Dell laptop
Broadcom 440x10/100 Integrated controller

following some infomation


// no any "eth0" message coming up. but have following//

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)

seems computer doesnt detect the network card.

show me "" device...."
after ifconfig eth0 up
Old 10-05-2007, 02:04 PM   #2
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Well You've diagnosed your problem correctly. There is no network device being detected. What you need to do is include the proper module for the kernel to load in order to use that device. I would use


to find the exact Ethernet device that your machine has. I would then recompile my kernel and make sure that device was included with my kernel. I won't duplicate that method of recompiling the kernel here as it has been written by much better individuals elsewhere. I'm sure there are other ways to do this without compiling the kernel but thats what has always worked for me.
Old 10-05-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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Following is the information after execute lspci, seems this computer doesnt have a lot driver.

Should I recompile the kernel? and how .

Thanks a lot.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2970 (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2971 (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2972 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27d8 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27c8 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27c9 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27ca (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27cb (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27cc (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB/ER Hub interface to PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27b8 (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27c0 (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27da (rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27dc (rev 01)


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