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Old 05-12-2005, 05:00 AM   #1
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Question Net Card Config

I just recently reformatted and upgraded to the new slackware, everything with 10 worked fine, but now with 10.1 it does not set my network card up, i've tried putting another network card in also, both cards show in 'lspci', and 'ifconfig eth0 up' doesn't work, 'netconfig' doesnt work either.



Ok, for some reason I am missing 'kernel-modules-2.4.26-i486-3' any way i can install it from the slackware cd?

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Old 05-12-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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Yes you can they are inside the slackware/k folder on cd 1.

That will be the problem no doubt, no module = no devices.
Old 05-12-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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I don't know if this is of any use to you, but I have discovered an extremly strange problem during the install of slackware 10.1 on my Acer TravelMate 533LCi Notebook. This problem also concerns the network.

After the software packages have been installed, it asked me if I want to enable hotplug at bootup. The text above said, "This is usually a good idea", so i did. The next step was the network configuration, the same as netconfig. To activate my network connection I use a dhcp server, so I have chosen the 'DHCP' option. Normally netconfig would try to find network cards automatically.

The first strange thing is, that netconfig was not trying to find network cards. The result was that I had to activate the network after the installation by editing the appropriate text files.

Internet was working now, but my mouse wasn't and I had to use the touchpad of my laptop. I suspected hotplug to be the reason why my mouse was not working, and so I added the 'nohotplug' option at boot time. The result was that my mouse was working, but my internet connection wasn't. I rebooted again without disabling hotplug and my internet connection was working, but my mouse wasn't.

So I reinstalled Slackware without enabling hotplug at boot and... - netconfig tried successfully to autodetect my network card. Also, Internet was working without me having to do anything (editing the config files). Also my mouse was working.

Strange, isn't it?

Maybe hotplug is your problem too?


Old 05-12-2005, 02:07 PM   #4
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interesting, but I choosed no for hotplug devices. Also, kernel source is found in K directory, so you're telling me i need to install the source to get these modules?


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