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> Networking Issues With Slackware 8, Need help getting 2nd NIC setup
post Jul 17 2003, 06:17 PM
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I'm running Slack 8 on a Dell Optiplex 1800 (Pentium Pro 133 MHz) and I'm having some trouble getting the second NIC set up. eth0 works fine, but I can't seem to get it to find the second NIC. I think that it might be an IRQ issue, but I have not been able to find the second NIC, even after reading the ifconfig, and numerous other man pages. Can someone point me in the right direction? I figure I can solve the problem myself, if I know where to go looking.
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post Jul 17 2003, 06:44 PM
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Is the second network card being detected at all? What type of card is it? Do you know what kernel module it will be using? You will probably have to edit /etc/modules.conf (or /etc/conf.modules depending on your distro) with the device/module so it knows what to look for.

Here is an example from one of my boxes that has two NICs in it:


alias eth0 eepro100
alias eth1 ne2k-pci
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post Jul 17 2003, 07:39 PM
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What kind of NIC is it? ISA, PCI or onboard?

If its not ISA then:

You can look at the output of command dmesg and see if your NIC is being recognized.

Also look at the output of the command:
lspci -v

It should show the IRQ and I/O address of all PCI cards.
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