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Old 02-26-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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Getting my Slackware 10 computer online

The background: I am new to Linux AND Networking! Probably not a good mix...

Today I got my Netgear 834 router and 2 Sitecom NIC cards. I've put both the cards in both the computers (windows and linux computers). The windows computer is now working perfectly, I am accessing the internet through the new router to write this now...

Beside me is my Slackware 10 computer with the NIC card inside, but I have no idea how to get it on the internet. I don't know where to start to configure it, I'm lost without instructions

All I know is I have to use the Tulip driver with my NIC card and that it should be included in the distro. Please point me in the right direction (of course, step by step instructions are always better)
Old 02-26-2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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I'll give this a try im new to linux also but others can help also. open a terminal type lsmod to see if your network cards module is loaded. if not type modprobe tulip then type netconfig which is a script to configure your network. if you need more help you'll find alot of linux guru's here.
Old 02-26-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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you can either edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file by hand to configure your internet connection which isn't too hard. you can slso do it the easier way by typing in the command "netconfig" at the CLI which should give you a step-by-step method of configuration. If things still don't work, check your /etc/resolv.conf to make sure things check out.
Good luck!
Old 02-26-2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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Not much luck so far. I did the lsmod thing, it didn't say tulip anywhere. I then did modprobe tulip like you said and afterwards did lsmod again. Now it appears, so I think that bit worked!

I think the problem is I'm not really sure what settings to enter in to netconfig. This is what I am doing:

It asks me to enter a hostname. I put any old word in because according to the tutorial I'm reading it doesn't matter.

It asks me to enter a domain name. I put 'localdomain' because this is what the tutorial says to do.

It asks me if I want to set up Static IP, DHCP or loopback. I'm not sure what to put here but I've tried DHCP lots of times, because I gather if you have an adsl router, you use DHCP.

It asks me for the DHCP hostname assigned by my network provider/ISP if I have one. As far as I know I don't so I leave it blank.

It says your system is now configured to use DHCP, Click Yes to continue. I click yes.

Then it says basic network settings are accepted, configuration is complete etc. But I try ping and it says unknown hostname, I do startx and try using web browsers but they all fail so it isn't connected
Old 02-26-2005, 08:29 PM   #5
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At a console:
ifup eth0

Or, if it says it doesn't recognise ifup:

ifconfig eth0 up
Old 02-26-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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I did "ifconfig eth0 up" but I still can't seem to get it to work

This is what lsmod says:

Module Size Used By Not tainted
soundcore 3396 0 (autoclean)
tulip 40352 1
crc32 2880 0 [tulip]
pcmcia_core 39972 0
ide-scsi 9328

Old 02-26-2005, 09:11 PM   #7
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WORKING! Thanks. I saw in another thread similar to mine (sorry - should have searched harder to start with ) to do /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start

everyone has chipped in with a bit of help, its a little bit of info from each person put together made it work


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