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post #11 of 19
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that should work under 2.6.19.1 - current

latest stable is 2.6.21.3
I'm not sure what a kernel that new would do to slackware. The latest editions are still set to run on a 2.4 kernel. I don't want to get to use my onboard lan only to realize I have compromised my system elsewhere with the new kernel.
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post #12 of 19
i think it's silly to use the old kernel, and limit yourself to older hardware... when all you have to do is update the kernel to support it...

save the old kernel, and if you run into problems revert... you probably won't have any...

update, be happy...
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Okay, I'll probably do that. Thanks.
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post #14 of 19
Like I said before, you probably just need a 2,6 line kernel. It doesn't hurt anything.
I'm working on writing a FAQ on how to do it. I'm hopping to get it done tonight.
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OFF topic (kinda): Lol im a noob to what your talking about can someone explain what kernel is and the mps and gps and does raising that make your internet go faster like if my NIC was running at 100 mps and i changed it to 1 gps would it go faster??
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Like I said before, you probably just need a 2,6 line kernel. It doesn't hurt anything.
I'm working on writing a FAQ on how to do it. I'm hopping to get it done tonight.
I am about to give this a crack, only with a new kernel address.

http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/in...howtopic=11484

I'll let you know how it goes.
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post #17 of 19
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Wow...didn't even need to upgrade to the 2.6 to get online. There is support for the Realtek gigabit lans in 2.4.33. I will compile the current kernel in time - but I am happy to be online and having made my first kernel adjustment not only non-catastrophic, but actually productive.

<edit>I wish for the life of me I could remember how the hell I did that. I did a kernel update last night after this post, and didn't correctly backup the old kernel. There is a lesson I learned the hard way! I've now got 2.6.21.3 running, and still no internet on the main machine (in Linux anyway).
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OFF topic (kinda): Lol im a noob to what your talking about can someone explain what kernel is and the mps and gps and does raising that make your internet go faster like if my NIC was running at 100 mps and i changed it to 1 gps would it go faster??
The Kernel is basically the main part of the OS, its job is to manage the computers resources. It also is how the hardware and software comunicate with each other. I believe the kernel is the lowest level abstraction layer that the OS intereacts with.

mps = mb per second
gps = gb per second

I don't think you can make a NIC run really any faster than it was designed for.
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Update - the Realtek8211 does not show up in the config even in 2.6.21.3...unless it hides somewhere. The 8169 drivers don't help.
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