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manzerm 08-23-2005 02:20 PM

Sony Vaio Ethernetcard not working
 
Hello,

I have recently installed RedHat Linux 7.2 on my Sony Vaio (VGn FS-660). When trying to establish a network connection to my LAN, the system would fail to activate my ethernet card : in the Network configuration box it would say " cannot activate network device eth0" . Can someone please help me with this.

comprookie2000 08-23-2005 02:54 PM

Wow thats a nice (new) laptop why install such an old distro?
Post as root dmesg | grep eth0

manzerm 08-23-2005 07:03 PM

I did dmesg | grep eth0 as root, it prints nothing.

kz26 08-23-2005 09:13 PM

You're pretty much out of luck unless you upgrade to a modern distro.

manzerm 08-24-2005 02:17 PM

Thanks for your help. Do you know which distro would work?

comprookie2000 08-24-2005 03:11 PM

Mepis;
http://www.mepis.org/node/1462

ssaigol 09-15-2005 05:16 AM

Since you are a redhat user, the most suitable new distro is Fedora Core 3. The 2.6 kernel and hotplug will solve your problem.


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