Linux - NetworkingThis forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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Looks to me like your distribution does recognize that the card is present, but probably does not have a suitable driver for it. You might be able to compile a module and include it into the boot sequence, or you might have to download one either compiled already or not. If you have enough knowledge to recompile the whole kernel, you may be able to find a driver that you can build into the kernel and try that. I'm no expert, and have trouble with networking through Linux all the time, that's just what I thought of when I read this. Maybe someone else has been through this and can provide more info. For the record, I've never liked Compaq for various reasons, and this could actually be related to the machine's configuration as well, I just can't help any more than that.