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Old 04-10-2011, 04:45 AM   #1
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Can't get wired connection with laptop


Hello very new to Linux.I can use my wireless at work but at home we just have a wired connection. I am unable to connect. I am using Girlfriends laptop at the moment. My comp is a compaq presario v6000. Any help will be appreciated.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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Wired Connection

1. are you sure your Ethernet port is alive?
2. What distro and version are you running?
3. What have you tried so far?
 
Old 04-10-2011, 08:22 AM   #3
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firmware b-43-installer should be availabe thru package manager or livecd for your distro.Try using the installation disk. You didn't say what distro.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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An lspci -v would also be helpful.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #5
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Thank You for input.

Thanks I am using unbuntu 10.10. And I apologize again I am very new to linux. I am trying everything I can to learn. will try those solutions and post success and or failures.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 09:51 PM   #6
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It is very unusual that a wired connection does not work seamlessly with Linux. Have you any way of testing the wired connection at another location?

My first guess would be hardware: a bad cable or a bad ethernet port.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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firmware b-43-installe

firmware b-43-installe, my understanding is this is for wireless. if i am wrong i am sorry. my wireless works fine its the wired connection. I googled both suggestions and then checked to see what i had. I am already running with lspci -v.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 02:08 AM   #8
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lspci -v is a command bmarx requested for you to show the list here so you could be helped. Also dmesg will tell if you're missing drivers.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:16 AM   #9
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It's an nvidia driver it should be available in additional drivers if you selected non-free or 3rd party drivers during installation. If you don't know check your /etc/apt/sources.list.
 
  


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