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I am trying to enable my NIC card. I tried ifup eth0 and I get a message (-bash: ifup: command not found) I tried using the GUI and I get ...
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    Cannot enable NIC card


    I am trying to enable my NIC card.
    I tried ifup eth0 and I get a message (-bash: ifup: command not found)

    I tried using the GUI and I get a message that says (There was an error changing the devices state. You will have to do it manually.

    The machine has two nic's (soyo dragon KT 400 ultra)

    The onboard is either a VIA or Realtek I'm not sure I went to the site they don't state which one. I have the MB disk and it has drivers for both.

    The PCI card is a D-Link DFE-530TX+

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    are you root? what does ifconfig give you?
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    Yes I am root.

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    I'm quite sure ifup isnt in slackware, try

    Code:
    ifconfig ethX up

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    I don't what to steal your thread, but maybe we are having the same problem. I get the same message as you and after trying to load the appropriate module for my NIC I got the message “Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.17.13/modules.dep: No such file or directory”. Apparently I only have /lib/modules/2.4.33.3 even though I am running the 2.6.17.13 kernel. I don't know how to fix this.

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    install the kernel-modules package from the 2nd cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanUbr
    I don't what to steal your thread, but maybe we are having the same problem. I get the same message as you and after trying to load the appropriate module for my NIC I got the message “Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.17.13/modules.dep: No such file or directory”. Apparently I only have /lib/modules/2.4.33.3 even though I am running the 2.6.17.13 kernel. I don't know how to fix this.
    No problem we are both looking for a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kern
    I'm quite sure ifup isnt in slackware, try

    Code:
    ifconfig ethX up
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    Worked like a charm. Thanks. I wasn't aware that Slack had a different command than Fedora. Is there a link for a list of slackware commands?

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    ifcofnig ethX up is actually more common than 'ifup'

    so ... theres no need for a book or link to a page with commands, they are the same commands you'll find in any other distro usually. apart from this example.

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