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Old 08-23-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
manzerm
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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.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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Wow thats a nice (new) laptop why install such an old distro?
Post as root dmesg | grep eth0
 
Old 08-23-2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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I did dmesg | grep eth0 as root, it prints nothing.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 09:13 PM   #4
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You're pretty much out of luck unless you upgrade to a modern distro.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help. Do you know which distro would work?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #6
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Mepis;
http://www.mepis.org/node/1462
 
Old 09-15-2005, 05:16 AM   #7
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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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