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Old 01-09-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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Question Connectiong to Internet using Slackware 9.1


I recently made my laptop a dual boot system running XP SP1 and Slackware 9.1.

I can connect to the internet using XP, but I can't with Slack. During the install of Slack I skipped the part to set up my modem because I (1) was not sure which PCI port my internal LAN/DIALUP modem was and (2) figured I could set it up later using the command prompt and / or through the Windows-like stuff.

I'm kind of confused at where to go from here and would appreciate any advice. Thanks.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:02 AM   #2
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Run pppsetup ... as for the modem:

Can you post the output of lspci?
And lsmod, for that matter, so we can
check whether the modem has been
picked-up driver-wise.


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Old 01-10-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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Try to notices wut "lspci -v" gives out, the commandline tool that used to config network during setup is netconfig.

Provides following infos in this page (some body maybe can point u furthr later):
Wut exact connection u use to connect to internet (LAN card connected to cable/dsl modem) or dial-up modem ?
Do u have a static IP given from ur ISP ?

If u have only one NIC(lan card) it would possibly be eth0, if u use dialup u may notice something about ppp0..

The result of the network config is in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf, this information will be used by /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 during boot time to gain connection to isp. As also other /etc/rc.d/rc.<<script>>, they are all accept parameter "start|stop|restart". So u can try netconfig first then see in rc.inet1.conf wut information are there, later if can try other infos n restart the internet connetcion through "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart" like that ..
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:54 AM   #4
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okay, I'm connectng through a LAN, at home I'm using a Linksys router that you can plug into or use wirelessly. It receives internet from a DSL modem. I'm pretty sure I have a dynamic IP address from my ISP. At school I'm merely plugged into the dorm's LAN.

So pppsetup I learned is for dial-up, I really have no use for that but at least I learned that command.

I ran lspci, I figured the important part of the output would be

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100 Base-T (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4301 802.11b (rev 02)

I think this means that Slack did recognize my LAN and wireless NIC, right?
So how do I tell Slack to let me connect???

After running lsmod I got a lot of output and have no idea what I'm looking for. Thanks for any help that you can give me.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:48 AM   #5
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just because lspci shows what your card is, it does not mean you have the drivers installed. you need to find out what module (driver) for your nic you need. once you have the module compiled/installed and loaded, then all that will be left is editing your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.
i think this will help in finding the drivers

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/09/2/43214
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by rfsatxeng
So pppsetup I learned is for dial-up, I really have no use for that but at least I learned that command.
How would I know that you mean "ADSL router"
when you say "modem"?

Quote:
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100 Base-T (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4301 802.11b (rev 02)

I think this means that Slack did recognize my LAN and wireless NIC, right?
So how do I tell Slack to let me connect???
Nope, that just means that it's a validly configured PCI
device ...
lsmod
will show you whether there'sa driver for it
loaded automagically.

The module is called b44 if you have a kernel 2.4.23 or
better ... if your kernel is older you'll have to download
and compile the drivers from broadcom (grab them of
your CD? They were part of Toshiba's CD's)...


Cheers,
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