Problems with network card

larry eastwind gkmcc2001 at
Sun Jun 15 22:12:20 CDT 2008

Me again. 
 Sorry to have to do two posts to reply to this. Bit of oldtimers going on here.
 I am using the kernel
 I have also attached some other files.
 I was hoping these might also shed some light on my problem for a knowing person.
 I dumped the interupts from proc into the int file
 and the /proc/net/dev file into the devs file
 Debug is from the end of var/adm/debug and 
 messages is an extract from var/adm/messages

 Thanks again for looking at this for me
"L.P.H. van Belle" <belle at> wrote: Hi, 
first, tell us what server your using.
2) tell me the kernel version of your slackware 12.
3) boot with knoppix and do "lsmod' 
boot with slackware and do "lsmod" 
email the output of dmesg to the list.
then maybe we can help.


 Van: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] Namens larry eastwind
 Verzonden: dinsdag 10 juni 2008 7:33
 Aan: linux-poweredge at
 Onderwerp: Problems with network card
 Hi guys. This is my first post on this forum :-) So here is my
problem. I have just got hold of this dell box and want to put my slackware
12 on it. 
 I have successfully booted knoppix on this box and checked my emails
- so hardware is not faulty. 
 I did a fresh install of slackware 12 in the box and although the
nic is seen and the irq is noted when the boot is taking place, when
everything is finished, the nic is not allocated any irq.
 I thought maybe the DVD I got was faulty, so I put a hard drive in
another box and did an install, no problem, can check my email.
 I thought maybe the on board nic in the dell was not fully supported
so I put a realtek into a pci slot, turned off the onboard nic, re-tested
with knoppix - still good, and went back to the slackware. Still not going.
I only get the default local host when I do an ifconfig. When I do
any other searches for eth0 it says the card doesn't exist. As mentioned
above, the nic is detailed in var/adm/messages with its irq etc correct.
 Any suggestions?

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