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Old 09-16-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Slack 10.2 skipped network probe


I have a computer that has been running 10.1 since it came out. I decided to give it a fresh start with 10.2, repartitioned the hardrive, and installed from scratch. Everything went fine, except netconfig skips the part where it probes for my network card! It did it fine under 10.1. Running netconfig again after the install skips it again. I have a 3com 905B. So I edit rc.modules, uncomment the modprobe for the 3c59x driver. The modprobe worked (well it didn't show any errors) but it didn't generate the rc.netdevice. Digging around on the internet I find that the 905 B is one revision too new for the 59x driver. I found a newer driver (3c90x), but that is compiled for the 2.2 kernel and give's me me an insane amount of errors when I try recompiling.

Could someone please point me towards instructions on compiling and installing your own network driver on slackware? Or better yet... anyone else have the 3com 905B and figure it out?

Thanks a ton!
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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If modprobe didn't show errors then the module should've loaded fine, check this with lsmod.
modprobe won't generate none rc.netdevice file.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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ok, the 3c59x shows up in the lsmod, but it says it is (unused)
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:31 AM   #4
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Type: ifconfig
Weird, type ifconfig and see if you've a ethX interface, if you do then you won't have problems to configure it with netconfig.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 01:44 PM   #5
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only the loopback shows up
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:23 PM   #6
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I have the exact same problem. Pretty much every thing that you've posted up here pertains to me. The netconfig program runs okay and doesn't kick out any errors (that I know of), but it never seems to probe for my network cards. I used to have slackware 10.0 on here and I know it worked fine as I used it often, but after formating and installing 10.2 fresh, it doesn't seem to have a network connection. I'm a linux n00b so I definatly look foward to some kind of a soloution.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:50 PM   #7
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What kernel did you choose?
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:54 PM   #8
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the default for the install, I didn't mess with the kernel at all.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 03:06 PM   #9
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I chose the default kernal as well. Should I change it to something else?
 
Old 09-22-2005, 02:35 AM   #10
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Code:
# ifconfig eth0 up
?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 11:48 AM   #11
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I got the same problem and the same card as you. I followed the instructions from this thread, and then also from another thread. And the only thing I needed to do was to type the following in a root shell:

dhcpcd

and then I got a working eth0. If you type lsmod you'll also notice that the 3c59x driver is now used by at least 1 process.

Rgds. Zakos

Last edited by Zakos; 10-06-2005 at 12:44 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 08:32 PM   #12
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I have the same type of problem with my system. I had a 10.1 system running fine and then repartitioned and installed 10.2 fresh.
I've got and ASUS CUV4XD, which is a dual processor pentium 3 machine.

lsmod shows the via-rhine module loaded for my card, which is what was loaded in my slackware 10.1 installation, and it is the same module that is used when I boot a live CD (and get access to my network)

ifconfig only shows the loopback device even though the module is loaded.

executing dhcpcd causes my system to hang.

Is there something with the netconfig program?

Is it possible that the via chipset or something with the asus board?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 11:13 PM   #13
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If the module is loaded but you don't see the interface, try: ifconfig eth0 up
Using netconfig should do that.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 04:47 PM   #14
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I have similar problem. Slackware 10.2, network 3com905ct-x

When i try:
modprobe 3c59x
I get:
/lib/modules/..../net/3c59x.o.gz: init_module: No such device

I tried also to add to /etc/modules.conf this:
alias eth0 3c59x
and to execute:
ifconfig eth0 up

But it didn't helped.
 
  


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