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Old 04-17-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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configuring net on dell vostro


i'm using slackware 12 on dell vostro 1400 laptop. i'm not able to enable the ethernet device. if i right click and choose enable, it does enable but only momentarily... and then again it's disabled... what's the reason for this and what is the solution?

thanks in advance...
Old 04-17-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
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You should post the output of:
/sbin/lspci -v | grep -i ethernet

and please explain "right click and choose enable".
Old 04-17-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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All the information you need to bring up nearly any ethernet device is listed here:

Networks are not configured with "right clicks" and the like. This isn't Windows after all. Open a terminal and get to work with the tools mentioned in the link above. If it works there, you know it's a problem with whatever whiz-bang automagical configuration tool you are using (and shouldn't be, IMHO).


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