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Old 04-30-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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Ethernet NIC Frustration

(Relocated from Slackware forum)

I have had a frustrating day trying to set-up my ethernet adsl modem with Slackware 10.1 and SLAMD64 10.1 rc2 - with an Asus Av8 Deluxe mobo.

The ethernet module was not loaded during setup, so I did a modprobe for the sk98lin driver (the correct driver for my Yukon Marvell Gigabit ethernet). I also added this module to the rc.modules to load every start-up.

During boot, eth0 is discovered correctly.

I have also enabled dhcp via netconfig and a manual check of rc.inet1.conf. DHCP is enabled and this also starts at boot-up. The mac address is listed during the boot log.

Checking ifconfig locates the eth0 card.

I have tried stopping of rc.inet1 and then a restart.

I have tried running #dhcpcd (in addition to the dhcp load during boot).

I have tried #ping and #ping both without success.

The ethernet light on the modem is not shining brightly

(I have no problems with SuSE and the ethernet/modem whenever I reboot to continue more internet research on this problem).

I updated the Slack 10.1 kernel to 2.6.10 and this did not help either.

Further ideas to resolve would be fantastic!

After experiencing the speed of Slamd64, it is hard to go back to SUSE 9.3.
Old 04-30-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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Have you configured/started pppoe? Unless you're using a router you'll need it.
Old 04-30-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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Yes. The PPPoE authentication is set-up on the ethernet modem.

When I try to go to the modem flash (ie typing in into a browser), I cannot connect to the flash of the modem. This leads me to believe the problem is at the ethernet card (prior to the modem).


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