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Old 08-28-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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deleted ethernet port


While attempting to set up my computer onto the local network I happened to accidentally delete the Ethernet option in the control center. I canít seem to get it back. The computer no longer recognizes one at all. When going to the network center there are no options to choose from and when I attempt to set up a new network from the control center and select the Ethernet option It tells me ďNo device can be found for this connection type.Ē I need help with how to get the computer to recognize that there is an Ethernet port again to I can add this computer to the LAN.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 11:25 AM   #2
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well to start can you provide the output of the following commands:
Code:
ifconfig
inconfig -a
lspci -v -v -v
lsmod
also what distro is this ?
 
Old 08-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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ifconfig;
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scop:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:430 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:430 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:33112 (32.3 KiB) TX bytes:3312 (32.3 Kib)

inconfig -a;
command not found

lspci -v -v -v;
too much to type but i see 5 usb controllers and no ethernet though the last usb is labled differently from the rest:
1-4... USB UHCI Controler
5... USB2 EHCI Controller
everything else are bridges or interfaces

lsmod;
also way too much to type out. if you let me know what your looking for i can tell you if its there or what it says. The computer with the problem is not on the internet and i cannot connect to the internet without the eth0 working.

--also i have no idea what you mean by distro or how to find it--

Last edited by tharrison; 08-28-2014 at 01:02 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
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...
inconfig -a;
command not found
...
typo. should be
Code:
ifconfig -a
sorry.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 01:08 PM   #5
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Hi,

there was a typo, it should be:
Code:
ifconfig -a
Also, to find out more about the network device:
Code:
lspci -k |grep -A3 -i net
(this should output three lines per network device)

Distro can be found with:
Code:
lsb_release -ds
Evo2.
 
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #6
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ifconfig -a;
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scop:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:430 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:430 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:33112 (32.3 KiB) TX bytes:3312 (32.3 Kib)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 08-28-2014, 01:14 PM   #7
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lspci -k |grep -A3 -i net;
nothing came up it just went to the next line like it was asking for mor information
 
Old 08-28-2014, 01:16 PM   #8
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the distro is "Mandriva Linux 2009.0"
 
Old 08-28-2014, 01:30 PM   #9
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Hi,
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lspci -k |grep -A3 -i net;
nothing came up it just went to the next line like it was asking for mor information
Hmm, lscpi might not be in your path. Try
Code:
/sbin/lspci -k |grep -A3 -i net
Otherwise can you confirm that this machine really does have a pci network device and that is has not been disabled in the bios?

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Old 08-28-2014, 02:03 PM   #10
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/sbin/lspci -k |grep -A3 -i net;
no such file or derectory
 
Old 08-28-2014, 02:20 PM   #11
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Hi,

lspci doesn't seem to see it. So, can you confirm that this machine really does have a pci network device and that it has not been disabled in the bios?

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Old 08-28-2014, 02:25 PM   #12
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checked the biose and it has not been disabled.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 02:34 PM   #13
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Hi,

I still think this may be bios or firmware related. Can you toggle it off(disable) and back on(enable) again in the bios? It also might be a good sanity check to boot from a live cd or something an check to see if it is visible to another OS.

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Old 08-28-2014, 02:39 PM   #14
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it seems like lspci isnt even installed.

can you try running
Code:
which lspci
and let us know if it prints anything.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 02:40 PM   #15
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added a second network card to see if the system picked it up. Not only did it pick up the new card but the origional came back on as well. I removed the second card and the origional is still working. Thank you all for all of your help.
 
  


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