There may be times when Linux fails to connect to your network. In my case often because I just simply forgot to plug in the network cable.There's no need to reboot just to connect to your network though. Here's how to make Linux, in this particular case Vector/Slackware, relook and hopefully connect.
With root privileges:
Navigate to rc.inet1 found in /etc/rc.d/# cd /etc/rc.d
Now set rc.inet1 to be executable# chmod +x rc.inet1Note: You could combine the above two steps by using the following:
# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1
Now start rc.inet1# ./rc.inet1 start
That's it. I only post this as I have been using Linux for a couple of years now and only recently realized this. So hopefully this will give you fellow newbies a head start.