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Old 01-27-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Network card not detected...


tried lspci to see if my NIC is listed... well lspci was NOT even there

tried "ifconfig eth0 up dynamic", tells me eth0 is an unknown device...

Ok. So Iv'e basically narrowed it down to Slack not detecting my NIC.

Found this after some googling...


"The first thing I'd want to do is get my network going (if it isn't already). The netconfig utility that ran during setup, could not probe for my network adapter. However, I know that it uses the sundance module. How did I know that? Well, when I first bought those NICs, I typed D-Link 530TXS Linux (the "S" is significant in the model number) into a search engine (Google) and found the tidbit I needed in mailing list archives and the like."

The thing is, my beat-asss BroadBand Products PCI 10/100 Ethernet Adapter comes up with no search results on the drivers it needs for Linux..

BNL-832TX is the Model #, but i can't find anything except the home site that tells me this thing is compatible with Linux...



also Found this, would like to know if this is correct.. if I ever do find my NIC modules...

type:
echo "/sbin/modprobe (module name)" > /etc/rc.d/rc.netdevice

"This will redirect the output of the echo command into the specified text file that will get created. The quotes are important, because there is a space in the string we are echoing. Use the correct module name for your network adapter, of course."

Now, set the file executable:
chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.netdevice

That's it, on the next reboot your network should initialize.
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Someone help a Slackware N00b! PLEASE!



BTW i booted with the bare.i kernel, should i maybe try the one with network/ethernet support? Or would it not make a difference???

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Old 01-27-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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It wouldn't make a difference. bare.i has net support, just not yours. Let me look for that chipset.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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holy crap, google returns nothing. Guess that is an absolutely brand new card or something. See if you can find out what chipset it is based off of.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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you have any other spare nics?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:58 PM   #5
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wow thanks for the fast reply Namaseit.

Well, I dont think the card is that new.. as I remember, Comcast sent some techguy here to replace the old SMC1211TX-50 NIC I had.

Can't remember why... pretty sure it wasn't broken, I think it had something to do with them replacing it because I was formatting my HD often then, and they had to keep sending someone out to install the drivers for the SMC card.. So instead they gave me a new NIC, with the drivers on Disc so I would leave them alone lol...

Pretty sure I don't have the drivers for the old one....

What to do!?

I dont think there is any info on the chipset from whats on the back of the box:

Meets PCI Local Bus Specifications of Rev 2.1 and 2.2

PCI 32 bis Bus Master Architecture

IEEE 802.3u Auto Negotiation for automatic selection of data transmission speed

Easy Migration; single RJ 45 port for both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX

Support 100ohm STP/UTP cables using Category 3, 4 or 5 for 10Mbps mode and Category 5 for 100 Mbps mode

blah blah blah!!!

Im about to crack this baby open and get up close and personal! I want my Slack!

If any ideas come to ya, please POST, Im whippin out the screwdriver now...

Last edited by leeach; 01-27-2004 at 07:04 PM.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:43 PM   #6
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If you have the smc nic you could put that back in. I'm pretty sure it will be detected as it's a pretty common card and you wont have any trouble finding the driver for it.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 09:24 PM   #7
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actually that smc card is fully supported in linux.

irony's a bitch.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:29 AM   #8
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well, thanks for the advice, I get everything up and running now, irony is a biatch... I donwloaded the Windows drivers for my NIC off it's homepage, and guesswhat... it has a linux folder with the drivers to compile.. LOL

Got my network up and running despite some ridiculously long error messages during bootup and shutdown... ahh well, too good to be true.. I'll be debugging for a while now....
 
  


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