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Old 08-04-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Network card disabled?


(i'm sorry if this isn't the right place for this, for some reason)

I just installed Ubunutu 10.04 alongside Windows Vista. I previously installed it a week or so ago, couldn't connect to the internet then, I had to reformat.
My friend has Ubuntu on her laptop, so I installed it again and asked her to help me connect to the internet. She showed me in the terminal that it said something about my network card being disabled.
So I googled possible rememdies, then found out that HP usually has problems with it's drivers and Linux.
I'm using a HP Pavillion dv6000, any insight on how to go about fixing this?
 
Old 08-05-2010, 02:56 AM   #2
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Do you mean wlan card or just ethernet?
What is output of lspci command?
Is Network card enabled in BIOS?
 
Old 08-06-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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I am using an hp laptop ProBook 4410s
Its network driver is Marvell Yukon 88E8082PCI-E gigabit ethernet controller.
I have installed redhat 5.3.
I am not able to connect to internet.
The device driver is not compatible with it i guess..
What should i do...
o am no where geting a driver for this for redhat 5
 
Old 08-06-2010, 03:40 AM   #4
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Looking in the source of my 2.6.34-12 kernel, I don't see that model. But running "lspci -v" and then the matching entry from "lspci -n" will provide the manufactures code of the device which the kernel uses to identify the device.


Code:
Kconfig:          Marvell 88E8001, Belkin F5D5005, CNet GigaCard, DLink DGE-530T,
Kconfig:          Marvell 88E8021/88E8022/88E8035/88E8036/88E8038/88E8050/88E8052/
Kconfig:          88E8053/88E8055/88E8061/88E8062, SysKonnect SK-9E21D/SK-9S21
sky2.c: { PCI_DEVICE(PCI_VENDOR_ID_MARVELL, 0x4340) }, /* 88E8021 */
sky2.c: { PCI_DEVICE(PCI_VENDOR_ID_MARVELL, 0x4341) }, /* 88E8022 */
...
sky2.c: { PCI_DEVICE(PCI_VENDOR_ID_MARVELL, 0x436D) }, /* 88E8055 */
sky2.c: { PCI_DEVICE(PCI_VENDOR_ID_MARVELL, 0x4370) }, /* 88E8075 */
sky2.c: { PCI_DEVICE(PCI_VENDOR_ID_MARVELL, 0x4380) }, /* 88E8057 */
sky2.c: { PCI_DEVICE(PCI_VENDOR_ID_MARVELL, 0x4381) }, /* 88E8059 */
You can also look in /usr/share/pci.ids.d/pci.ids.dist to see if 88E808 is listed on your system.
You may need to contact Redhat or HP for more information. It may be a matter of having to use wireless or a pcmcia nic device until the kernel programmers get to this device. Sometimes device makers are helpful, and sometimes they aren't.

There are several Marvel devices, but I think that you would probably need a sky2 kernel module, if the code were written for this device.

Just in case, run "lsmod" and check for it the sky2 module.
Look in the kernel boot up log.
dmesg | less
or
sudo less /var/log/messages
or
less /var/log/boot.log

Another option is to replace the PCI-E wireless device with a wireless device you know is supported. Most laptops today have a door in the bottom of the computer case, making changing the mini-wireless card as easy as adding memory.

Sorry I'm not more helpful, but from the information you provided, I don't think a linux kernel module will work with this device at this time. You could look into using ndiswrapper which wraps around a windows driver.

Last edited by jschiwal; 08-06-2010 at 03:41 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 11:43 PM   #5
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unalising passwd

Is there any way one can remove confirm password if one wants to set password for any user.
i have to set passwords for 500 users. So i have created a xl file in one column useradd next column users then passwd and password(passwords for all users)
but since after passwd and entering password it agian asks for confirm pasword so i cant run this script
is there any way u can remove the confirm password
 
Old 09-23-2010, 06:47 AM   #6
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Hi im trying to logon by creating a user
i am getting error
Last login: Wed Aug 18 05:07:47 2010 from 172.18.17.171
-bash: /etc/profile: line 62: syntax error: unexpected end of file
[root@java ~]# su oracle
su: /bin/bash: Permission denied



kindly help
 
  


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