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By twhong ·
I have installed linux version 6. Linux is unable to detect the network card. I checked this using the ifconfig and netconfig.

I cannot find the network card driver in the driver list. Is it possible to tell me step by step to manually add the network card ?

Thank you

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Detecting A Network Card

Hi!

If your NIC = "Network Interface Card"
isn't listed it might not be supported.

Go here for a thorough description about supported NICs and howto set it up:
http://howto.tucows.com/LDP/HOWTO/Ethernet-HOWTO.html

You could also try and use the standard NE2000 ethernet driver, because if your card is NE2000 compatible then this driver might work.

A quick way to find out is to do:
insmod ne2000

If it dosen't work just follow the guides in the Ethernet-HOWTO, it tells you all about how you should do.

/Hasse

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by twhong In reply to Detecting A Network Card

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by val In reply to Detecting A Network Card

Try the following steps:
cd /lib/modules/_kernel_version_/net
(where _kernel_version_ is your current kernel. for example 2.2.5-15)
find * |xargs modprobe
(this command tryes to load all existing NIC drivers)
Then try ifconfig again. If sucsessfull,
type lsmod to see which driver is loaded.
If not, it means you probably have to buy another NIC.

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by moflic In reply to Detecting A Network Card

put the card in non PNP mode using it's setup program (from a DOS boot disk). setup the io address and irq and write them down.
in /etc/conf.modules add the following:
alias eth0 ne
options eth0 -o ne io=0x340 irq=9

this example assumes you have an ISA NE2000 compatible card with io=340 and irq=9 (don't forget the 0x before the address of the card)
for most PCI cards replace ne with ne2k. But then most of them are pnp, and their resources could change....Read the Ethernet-HOW-TO in /usr/docs/HOW-TO/

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by Linuxian In reply to Detecting A Network Card

Everyone has provided excellent advice. If nothing works and you decide you just want a new card pick up a NetGear FA310TX. It uses the Tulip chipset which is one of the fastest for Linux, is VERY well built, and only costs about 25 bucks at Comp USA.

Good Luck

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by iqgiggs In reply to Detecting A Network Card

First I suggest you read Ethernet-HOWTO . To find out what driver you need for your card. then log as root
Go to /usr/src/Linux
type "make xconfig" (make sure you are in X)
Enable the driver you want. Don't put in in modules.
Then type" make bzImage" then "make bzlilo"
after all this done, reboot. You should see your ethernet card working. Btw you need to set up your using netconfig. As for you, I don't know you are using DHCP or static Ip. Ask your ISP for info..that's all.
Good luck buddy

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