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Old 03-23-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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how can I add eth0 in /dev without reinstall slackware, urgent!

Please help,

I must have dismissed installing networking feature when working on my laptop. I have figured out the driver module for ethernet card, the issue is that there in no /dev/eth0 or what so ever to bear
alias eth0 3c59x in /etc/modules.conf

how can I add eth0 to /dev without re-install slackware or i am doing the wrong way?

Old 03-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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It should be there already, shouldn't it?
Old 03-23-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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It's not /dev/eth0, eth0 is just an alias and can exist (and does exist) without a /dev entry. I have no /dev/eth0 entry on slack 10 and I'm on the internet right now

If you modprobe 3c59x then use
ifconfig eth0 192.168.x.x up
to set your ip address to 192.168.x.x (whatever you would use) you should be ok. Try pinging something. Type ifconfig by itself to see if it detects the card OK.
Old 03-23-2005, 08:10 PM   #4
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oh, yes, thaks a lot

thank you again.
Old 08-09-2006, 01:06 AM   #5
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Sorry, I was browsing around with the same problem (still can't get ifconfig to see "eth0"). Just wanted to say, I like your signature, Komakino.


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