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Old 09-01-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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No internet in slackware.

First off, I have searched through these forums for the past hour trying to fix my problem.

The internet is completely dead. I am using slackware 10.2.

The output of 'ifconfig' doesnt list eth0, it only lists a local loopback. The command to list hardware (dont remember what it is) does show my NIC. My machine is a gateway and the NIC is built in. I'm not sure the make but I can look it up if its needed.

I cannot ping my router. I ran 'netconfig'. When it asks for a hostname, I dont know what to enter. I have internet service through the cable company.

Can anybody help?

Old 09-02-2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

If the device shows in lspci .... are the modules loaded?

Also, if it's a router, shouldn't there be TWO interfaces?

Next: did you actually run netconfig during the setup process?
What is the content of your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf ?

Old 09-02-2006, 07:18 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Tinkster
Also, if it's a router, shouldn't there be TWO interfaces?
I think he means he's connecting to a router from his Slack box.

Originally Posted by WayneS
When it asks for a hostname, I dont know what to enter.
You can enter whatever you like. The hostname is just a name for your machine on the network. When netconfig asks for a domain, you can enter what you like there too. I think it also asks for DNS hostname or something and you'll most likely want to leave that blank.
Old 09-02-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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Also, if you haven't brought the interface up, "ifconfig" won't list it:

#ifconfig eth0 up


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