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- Join Date
- Mar 2005
Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
Almost forgot about this thread, sorry.
Well, ends up I did blow out my onboard network which is kind of annoying. No matter, I just installed a 3Com NIC and reinstalled slackware and it worked, it's nice because it automatically worked with slack's dinosaur 2.4.x kernel it uses by default. I was really losing hope there for a bit, what I needed to do was to sleep on it and get back to the problem another day. It took me hours of yelling in my room and constant plugging/unplugging ethernet cords in the switch, ends up the problem was easily diagnosed once I was calm and clear headed.Registered Linux user #393103
Yep, just installed the 2.6.10 testing/ kernel from the second disc. I don't have a 10.2 iso cd, only a 10.1 cd so that was the testing kernel I put on. I did upgrade to 10.2 through swaret though. I used to complain about the lack of a real package manager in slackware but after browsing through linuxpackages.net and finding swaret I'm finding that slack is actually quite spiffy. I'm just glad I got my network up and running. A few days ago I had actually installed ubuntu back on (which was on my 20GB drive before my onboard net failed) and things were going great until I wrecked xorg by clearing out my /tmp I'm just glad I put Slack on, it feels nostalgic but very safe and stable.Registered Linux user #393103
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
Glad you got it working. I was going to input that it sounds like an NIC issue. I'm surprised that happened though. With running a server, and going through about 5GB of bandwidth in a week, I never had a NIC mess up on me other than when I had it half installed.
You didn't actually install XP SP2 did you?
12-01-2005 #26Originally Posted by George Harrison
cool, thanks guys.
heh, funny story. I did almost isntall XP, I actually had it in setup and I almosted formatted the drive as NTFS but I just couldn't do it. So, I just grabbed the old NIC and threw it in there, tis a shame as I only have three PCI ports and I had to remove my TV cardRegistered Linux user #393103