I've been using Vector Linux SOHO 5.9 Deluxe for a few days now. I've had no problems with networking, wired or wireless. This morning when I rebooted my computer I found that I had no network connectivity (wired ethernet). An ifconfig -a didn't show my onboard ethernet at all. Only loopback was there. As root I manually did:
and all was well with the world. I rebooted again and I was back to square one. I uncommented the hardcoded modprobe statement in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for the eepro100 and now my networking does survive a reboot. That's an OK workaround for me but it does seem like a bug the developers would want to know about in the new release.
Additional info, when things are working correctly:
root:# lspci | grep Eth
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 0d)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (rev 01)
root:# lsmod | grep eepro
eepro100 27664 0
mii 5504 1 eepro100
The same lsmod command returned nothing at all after booting when the problem occurred.