Problems getting a GUI and internet connection with VIA Tech. drivers
DebianThis forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I tried the net install of Sarge. Via-Rhine was an option. I selected that option, but it still did not detect my network card. Maybe I am mistaken about my network card. How can I find out, to make sure, what my network card is? lspci said everything was VIA Technologies, and I think it said my video card was VGA compatible (but when I used VGA, I get slow and fuzzy GUI).
Hmm, new idea. If the ethernet cable connecting my computer to the hub was bent or broken somewhere (I'd say it was about 50ft), would that affect Debian being able to detect my network card?
Is it a ethernet pci card or is it onboard,if it is onboard what kind of motherboard?
It should have been detected automatic.Post lspci.
Second ? no
Here is mepis it should detect your card,its a live cd plus you can install it if everything works ok,check it out; http://www.mrbass.org/linux/mepis/
Last edited by comprookie2000; 05-30-2005 at 12:13 PM.
I bought the computer in 2005. So, what do most newer computers have? Onboard? I dont know...I guess I can look at my motherboard. All I know is, when I plugged the cable in my ethernet port, connected it to the hub, etc, I was online.
I'll go write down what lspci returns exactly....
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3205
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. : Unknown device b198
00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. : Unknown device 3149 (rev 81)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHC1 USB (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHC1 USB (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHC1 USB (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHC1 USB (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. : Unknown device 3104 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown Device 3227
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. : Unknown device 7205 (rev 01)
Look at lsmod while you are in mepis and it will show you all the modules.Try hooking it up on another cable and boot the mepis cd and see if you get on the internet.also look at /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to see what your graphics is for later.
Hey, thanks for your help, man. But I found my problem. It turns out, in the system BIOS, the onboard option for PCI was disabled. I enabled it, and voila (sp?), I could get online. I now have Debian installed, and I like it. Thanks.