I have recently made a switch from Fedora to Zenwalk 5.2 Linux and today I got my internet connection (YAY).
Turned on my computer and to my surprise Zenwalk didn’t recognize my ethernet card (an Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) LAN Controller, as I found out by starting an old Live Fedora cd I still had lying around, though later I found out I could have used the command ‘lspci -v’ aswell).
I looked around a little and found out I had to start the mii and e100 modules in order to get it working, which worked, but then I still needed them to be loaded at startup.
This time around for as much and as long as I can I want to do thing right, I don’t want this linux ending up the same way that my Ubuntu has and my Fedora had where I didn’t know what was installed where or how.
Looking around a little I found out that you should edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to include these 2 modules at startup.
So, if you’re having this same trouble that I’m having, all you need to do is edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file:
su[enter password]vi /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
(I use vi but you can of course use any editor you like)
and then add or uncomment the lines:
/sbin/modprobe e100/sbin/modprobe mii
And that should get it working again for you.