LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Networking Problems


I am a beginner in Linux, i know some basic things, but no theory. I installed slackware 10.0 on my laptop, and now i am trying to configure networking. I can't find a guide or howto or tutorial on networking that actually tells me what i am doing when i enter certain things, so I don't know how to fix anything when it goes wrong, which it has. I don't even know if it has configured my ethernet card (3Com 3c556b) which i found out uses the 3c59x driver. But every single guide I use to configure it or load it or whatever just gives me step by step instructions that fail, they don't actually tell me what i am doing. actually knowing how networking in linux would help. i need help.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
open a terminal, type the following commands, and post the output you get here:

iwconfig

lsmod
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:19 PM   #3
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions

lsmod


snd-pcm-oss
snd-mixer-oss
3c59x
snd-cs46xx
gameport
snd-pcm
snd-timer
snd-ac97-codec
snd-page-alloc
snd-rawmidi
snd-seq-device
snd
soundcore
uhci
usbcore
ds
yenta_socket
pcmcia_core
ide-scsi
agpgart
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:34 PM   #4
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
What kernel are you using? You may want to upgrade to a 2.6 series kernel.

Some folks have had luck with that driver, and others haven't. lsmod indicates that the driver module is loaded.

What happens if your run (as root) the command "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1" ?

What output do you get if you run "iwconfig eth0 up" ?
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:37 PM   #5
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
lsmod:
dhcpcd: MAC address = ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

iwconfig eth0 up:
Error: unrecognised wireless request "up"
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #6
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
Crap, my bad sorry, that should have read ifconfig eth0 up

not iwconfig.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:45 PM   #7
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
there is no output to "ifconfig eth0 up".
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:46 PM   #8
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
good, now do a ifconfig and see what the output says
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #9
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
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:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base Address:0x1800

and then the loopback stuff...
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:52 PM   #10
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
Great, if you're using dhcp just issue the command "dhcpcd eth0" and you should be in business.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:09 PM   #11
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i don't think it is working...when i run dhcpcd eth0, it takes forever, then the eth0 entry that appears when ifconfig is run is gone.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:14 PM   #12
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
dhcpcd can take a while sometimes. are you letting it finish?

One suggestion I have is to upgrade your Slack to 10.2 as 10.0 had some dhcp issues. That may fix your problem.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:17 PM   #13
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
yeah, i am letting it finish. ive run it 4 or 5 times now.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:24 PM   #14
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51
You using a router that is set for dhcp?

I'd really recommend installing the 10.2 Slack so as to take advantage of the newest improvements.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:28 PM   #15
cold_storm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
yeah, the router is set for dhcp. i think i am going to download 10.2. thanks for your help, i really appreciate it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
networking problems nacha Debian 3 06-18-2004 11:01 AM
networking problems sanjiv Linux - Networking 1 09-25-2003 08:58 PM
Networking problems Shil Linux - Newbie 2 12-11-2000 11:04 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration