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Im new to linux and im using slackware and i recently bought a network card for my unix box. It wont load the drivers for the card and i was ...
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    Question Help With Network Cards


    Im new to linux and im using slackware and i recently bought a network card for my unix box. It wont load the drivers for the card and i was wondering how i could go about getting it to work. i installed the package with the drivers but still dont work. Thanks ahead for all help

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    please be more specific! What card do you have? What package did you attempt to install? And what is the output of [as root]

    lspci | grep -i ethernet
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    i have a 3com 3c905-TX card i tried to install a linux driver i found for the card and i dont know what the output is

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    enter that command in a terminal and then post the result here.

    edit: you need to be root to run this command
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    Just uncomment the line for your driver module in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

    it'll be something like
    Code:
    #/sbin/modprobe 3c905
    remove the '#' and reboot, or alternatively you could enable hotplug and udev and attempt to automatically probe the card and load the driver module.

    Code:
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.udev
    and reboot,

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