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Old 08-08-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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hardware detection.


Hi, I have been looking for the hardware detection for slackware. I know suse uses yast, redhat uses anaconda, and another uses kudzo. what would i use to add hardware to slackware?.
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Old 08-08-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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kudzu is redhat. Anaconda is redhats python based installer.

Slackware does not have anything like those. To install hardware, you just install it. To access it you have to have a general idea of where/what it is.

If you are in the mood, you might explain what your goal would be and further guidance may follow.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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ill tell you what, this is your lucky day. it just so happens i am in the mood. lol
i have installed a second nic and just realized its not there. and was wondering about kudzu and such. If you please bless me with a small portion of your wisdom (if you are in the "mood", of course). i will be fornever in your debt.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:07 PM   #4
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Check the HCL and try to modprobe the module for it. That is usually all that is needed. What card is it?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:11 PM   #5
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Realtec RTL8139
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:14 PM   #6
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thats easy! have a card with that chipset
Code:
modprobe 8139too
be sure to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.module so that it is loaded at boot time.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:17 PM   #7
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dmesg and /var/log/messages are our friends.

/sbin/ifconfig -a
may also provide a clue

or

dmesg |grep eth
if lack of packets still trouble you

Check the HCL, or even mention the brand here. Never know, the answer could be with one of our peers


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