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twirlz

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ok the reason i had to update my kernel was to hopefully fix my nic card's module.... well that didn't work so now im in a hole as to fix this...

i know that i need to post what happens when i do the "ifconfig" command

Link encap:Local Loopbackinet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overrruns:0 frame:0TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0collisions:0 txqueuelen:0RX bytes:0 (0.0   TX bytes:0 (0.0 

and when i type "lsmod" i get nothing... so i assume that my modules aren't loaded... how would i go about loading modules? do i need to recompile my kernel or is there another way to do it?

Thanks

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what kind of card is it? if there is a place for it in the kernel config, compile it in, no need to be a module (why would you ever want to unload it?)

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what kind of card is it? if there is a place for it in the kernel config, compile it in, no need to be a module (why would you ever want to unload it?)

its a d link card... and there was an option for a d link gigabit ethernet card but i dont' have that... i opted for that card but its not working aparently... and no i wouldn't want to unload my nic card

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no idea of what kind of chipset is on it?

like model? DFE-530TX... but chipset i dont' know unless thats the same

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I don't see it in the kernel config, might be supported by the tulip driver, but that's just a guess

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I don't see it in the kernel config, might be supported by the tulip driver, but that's just a guess

ok... thanks for the help and all but whats a tulip driver?

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http://sourceforge.net/projects/tulip/ <-- linksys cards use that intel chip, apparently it's popular and cheap, so dlink might use it to, tulip is the driver for support (the site says 2.4, but it's in 2.6 kernels already)

so i shouldn't need this driver since its in the 2.6.6 kernel?

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great another compile... :lol: so would the drivers be under 10mbs or 1000mbs cuz thats where i found the other d link cards? and would they be lables tulip?

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well if your card is 1000mbs then look there, it's probably not a gigabit card so look in the 10/100 section, and tulip has it's own submenu

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well if your card is 1000mbs then look there, it's probably not a gigabit card so look in the 10/100 section, and tulip has it's own submenu

cool thanks

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does it show anything when you ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:BA:4D:BD:3B

BROADCAST MULITCAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX byters:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Interrupt:10 Base Address:0xa800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX byters:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

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ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.12 netmask 255.255.255.0

can you now ping something on your network?

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ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.12 netmask 255.255.255.0

can you now ping something on your network?

i can ping my other box now

but still can't connect to binrev.com or yahoo

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then your network card is working, give it an ip, setup the gateway, and go nuts

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also add data to /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 i think is the file to add that stuff too, just set it to use eth0, there should be a commented out default setup for you there

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FYI: Chipsets can be found two ways. Google, which is the least physical (rev one of your card is a rhine, rev 2 is a realtek), second, and I've done this to that exact card, look for the part number on the big chip on the actual card. That one should have either the Rhine (harder to find IMO) or the Realtek (easy to find due to their logo). Once you have this its as easy and reading through the config until you find the module for your card. I like to compile mine into the kernel, but thats just opinion. Once you have the module/builtin part of the kernel, I recomend, since you are using slack, to do netconfig. Configure your card appropriatly to your networking, and then either do:

init 1 -> log as root -> init 3/4 (3 for consol, 4 for X)

OR

reboot!

Have fun.

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ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.12 netmask 255.255.255.0

can you now ping something on your network?

i can ping my other box now

but still can't connect to binrev.com or yahoo

you need to add a nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf and a default gateway

# route add default gw 192.168.1.1

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

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we got him hooked up last night, all is cool now. just had to netconfig his hidden eth0 device

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do you use dhcp twirlz? don't forget to put your isp's dns servers in /etc/resolv.conf

er, I just noticed psychopuppy beat me to it heh

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do you use dhcp twirlz? don't forget to put your isp's dns servers in /etc/resolv.conf

yep im using dhcp... consiter it done.

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Er, DHCP has standards for automatically retreiving the nameserver. You shouldn't have to set it if you're using DHCP.

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