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CdeGraaff
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.
Joey
Hi,

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:

/etc/modules.conf:

alias eth0 eepro100
alias eth1 ne2k-pci
michaelk
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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