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Old 06-21-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
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Question Redhat linux 9.0 can't detect built-in network adapter on hp d220 mt


Hi,

I have a problem. when i install Redhat 9.0 on my hp d220 mt machine, it doesn't detect the built-in network adapter.

What should i do ?

Thanks,
 
Old 06-21-2004, 05:17 AM   #2
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Start with lspci from a command line to identify the card..

Then find the appropriate module for it.
Usually kudzu is good enough for that, so check /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and see what it thinks it has found.
You can delete the whole section about the network card and run kudzu again to redetect it after the correct module is loaded.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 05:44 AM   #3
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Is it a card ? actually it is a built-in port on the motherboard. and how to find the appropriate module for it ? and once i find it what should i do to install it ?

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Old 06-21-2004, 05:58 AM   #4
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Sorry, I use the word "card" loosely..

It needs to be identified first and lspci is the first step...
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:28 PM   #5
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#lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB ICH4 IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
03:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
03:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)


Above is the output from lspci command. and i can see my built-in network adapter (Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T).

So what should i do ?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:11 AM   #6
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According to the Linux Questions Hardware Compatability List...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...hp?product=273

You may have the driver already installed, and just may need to load it.
Have a look in /lib/modules/2.4.~~/kernel/drivers/net for something that looks like bcm440~.o

If it exists, do modprobe bcm440~ and run kudzu again. If not download it from the link given.
It will need to be built for your kernel number from the downloaded package..

You may also need to add an alias in the /etc/modules.conf file if kudzu is stubborn.. eg
alias eth0 bcm4400
alias eth1 tulip


There are 2 interfaces listed in lspci.
The ACCTON interface needs the tulip module to run..
 
Old 06-23-2004, 05:42 AM   #7
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As i don't have much knowledge on linux.

1. Can u explain me why i need to set alias for my ethernet card ?

2. My adapter is Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller. i can't find the driver even at broadcom website.

Thanks,
 
Old 06-26-2004, 03:56 PM   #8
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You need to set an alias so that the module is autoloaded at boot or recognised when the card is activated.
Different flavours of Linux do this differently, but most require an alias.

Did you try the module listed above?
 
Old 06-27-2004, 09:00 PM   #9
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I can't find the above module in my linux computer and i have been to Broadcom and your suggested website also but still can't find the correct driver for my adapter.


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Old 06-28-2004, 06:22 AM   #10
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Ok, do the sane with lspci and post it's output.

It's quite often a driver can be suitable for a range of hardware, and also just for one..
Let's see..
 
Old 07-01-2004, 03:03 AM   #11
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I went to broadcom website and download the driver and follow the instructions. finally it works.

Thanks so much. Now it works.


Thanks,
 
Old 10-24-2009, 03:17 AM   #12
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my built in card is "Realtek Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet contr"..but i cant not actove or load it ...what should i do?
 
Old 10-24-2009, 04:36 AM   #13
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Welcome to LQ, nhs_shobuz!

1st of all, are you running Redhat 9? If so, you need to be aware that this version of Redhat is very old and outdated. The free Redhat Linux was superceeded by Fedora after version 9. Fedora has since made 11 released, which shows how far behind you are. RH9 no longer receives any security updates. You will be much better served by choosing a more modern, supported distro.

Also, for future reference, please avoid digging up threads that are 5 years old. You'd be better off starting a new thread, seeing as it is a different problem.

I hope this helps.
Ian
 
  


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