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Hello All, Though I consider myself "better than average" when using a Centos/Redhat box, my Slackware 12.1 skills are lackluster. I'm working to correct that with my recent install of ...
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    Long story but probably easy fix I'm missing


    Hello All,

    Though I consider myself "better than average" when using a Centos/Redhat box, my Slackware 12.1 skills are lackluster. I'm working to correct that with my recent install of Slackware on one of my desktops. Due to some files manipulation needs, I installed Slack on box A, pulled some important files off box B to Box A, then swapped Hard Drives. The Slack boots up and I can log in, but ETH0 doesn't start. I have tried to re-Setup using the install DVD but no luck. I've tried starting it with 'ifconfig eth0 up'.

    What are the steps to enable it? Where is the eth0 config files and/or how can I redo the 'autoconfig' for ETH0??

    Quick NFO:
    Slackware 12.1
    ETH0 is part of the MoBo, so it's probably that basic driver (I can't remember, like Broadcom or something)

    Thank you ALL!!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You can configure the network with `netconfig`

    But first, what happens if you issue these commands (as root):
    Code:
    ifconfig -a     # Does that show eth0?
    /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd restart
    /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart
    Any errors?
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    Thank you

    ifconfig -a only shows my loopback device, no ETH#

    A restart of either inetds do not show errors, but simply bring up the prompt again. No change or appearance of anything starting (or restarting)

    Thank you for any further advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephd79
    ifconfig -a only shows my loopback device, no ETH#
    And you did run that as root? Hmmm, then it seems your network cards aren't recognized. Might need a modprobe of some kind.



    What's the output of:
    Code:
    dmesg|grep eth[01]
    And for good measure:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci|grep -i ethernet
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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