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Author Topic: SOLVED Finding module  (Read 1594 times)

StrayBit

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SOLVED Finding module
« on: December 28, 2012, 08:04:53 am »

Reviving my old VL-6.0 Std machine with different hd and cd-writer.  Have already corrected fstab and xorg.conf but have had no luck with networking.

lspci yields 00:0a:0 ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3C900B-TPO Etherlink XL (Cyclone) (rev 04)

The nearest I could find in lsmod is 3c59x  40616  0  I don't believe this matches lspci.

In the early days (15 years ago) of fumbling with (Slakware) Linux, there was a file that one removed # in front of the desired module so that it would load.  I can't remember the name of that file or where it is located.

Bruce
« Last Edit: December 29, 2012, 06:14:31 am by StrayBit »
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bigpaws

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Re: Finding module
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 08:14:13 am »

That is the correct module

The first place to start is lsmod to see if the module is loaded.

You can check /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to see if the card is blackisted.

You will find alot needs to be updated, esp the browsing, flash (as far as it will go),
java. VL 7 STD is not that much more resource intensive than VL 6.

HTH

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StrayBit

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Re: Finding module
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 09:03:02 am »

Thanks BigPaws.  That was the file that I was looking for.  So!  Where else should I look to get networking going?

I've used VL-7 just enough that I'm starting to get comfortable with it.  Unfortunately, the installation and live cd's have been ruined apparently by the drive in an old laptop.  I need to get this one working enough to create new cd's.  (And WinXP has NO cd drives let alone writer)

Bruce
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nightflier

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Re: Finding module
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 02:28:36 pm »

3c59x should be the correct module for that card.
What does command "ifconfig" return?
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StrayBit

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Re: Finding module
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 02:58:32 pm »

It just shows lo
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Re: Finding module
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 04:21:01 pm »

how about ifconfig -a?
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bigpaws

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Re: Finding module
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 06:16:37 pm »

So for some reason the module is not loading.

Open a terminal and as root type

updatedb

You will not get a response. Then after that completes
then type:

locate blacklist

If there is a response, then go to that file and see if the card is blacklisted.
There were circumstances in which there a module needed to be blacklisted
for a similiar module.

You can also try modprobe 3c59x to try to load the module. Check lsmod to see
if it is loaded. After it is loaded, then try ifconfig eth0 up.

Now try dhcpcd eth0

Then try

ifconfig

See if there is another listing besides l0

Bigpaws
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StrayBit

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Re: Finding module
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 06:13:52 am »

Happened to look at VASM->Services.  Was surprised to see most of them off!  Turned on several, including inetd, wicd, vl-radar and sshd, and eth0 is now populated and shows the address from my router/dhpd.

Thank you very much for your suggestions and patience.  Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  Wishing you a Wonderful New year.

Bruce
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