CONFIGURING YOUR NETWORK CARD
NOTE: I scrambled a few things together out of a thread from Stryder and his troubles of configuring his NIC.
Bits and pieces were taken from posts of Peacy and Lilbambi
First we will install the driver, in this example a Tulip driver.
Go to the directory of the driver:
< password >
# cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/tulip
Then we will install the driver:
|# install -m 644 tulip.o
Load the driver:
|# /sbin/insmod tulip.o
# depmod -a
( come back to the home directory )
( to configure your networkcard )
( will put your connection up ) ( ifconfig eth0 down to kill it )
If all went well:
( Will show you the ¨eth0¨ and ¨lo¨ )
Now try to ping a welknown host like your ISP
You should be able to see traffic there and your connection is O.K.
If not, a reboot, after editing your modules.conf ( see next part ) sometimes helps.
Now new still have to edit your modules.conf for the modules to be loaded at boot:
< password >
# emacs /etc/modules.conf
NOTE: There will already be a few lines in modules.conf, do not change those ! Only add the line:
and safe the file with < Ctrl+x > < Ctrl+c > and < y >
That´s all there is to it folks !
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-- May 11 2003 ( Revised Dec 12 2005 ) --