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Old 11-20-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
indu.a
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Smile Problem detecting the ethernet interface


Hi,

I am having problem detecting the eth interface on my linuc machine.
When I say, ifconfig, it doesnt show the eth interface.

How do I bring it up?

Thanks,
Indu
 
Old 11-20-2006, 02:01 AM   #2
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have you done a su- to get to root?

You must be root to use that command.

Try that out 1st, the simplest unknowns are always the nicest.

Suse
su
<type your passwowd>
ifconfig

fedora
su-
<password>
ifconfig

Ubuntu
sudo ifconfig
<your password>
 
Old 11-20-2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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I am using Red Hat Linux. The commands donot seem to have any affect !
 
Old 11-20-2006, 03:36 AM   #4
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What is the output of running
Code:
$/sbin/lspci | grep -i net
 
Old 11-21-2006, 12:59 AM   #5
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It shows the following :

Ethernet Controller : Unknown device
Network Controller : Unknown device
 
Old 11-21-2006, 04:04 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indu.a
It shows the following :

Ethernet Controller : Unknown device
Network Controller : Unknown device
Do you know what type of card you have (the chipset not brand)? Is it an ethernet card?
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:08 PM   #7
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I am having the same problem except I am using ubuntu. I appologize if I am barging in. I just so furstrated at this piont been everywhere trying to find out what to do.
 
  


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