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Old 08-12-2008, 03:59 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
How you are doin!

I am noob in ubuntu. So asking this stupid question. How to Connect ubuntu to internet. While installing ubuntu 8.04 desktop edition, it cann't recognize network driver. i am able to install ubuntu. But what should i do after that.
i have a dual boot. in xp it works fine. What network driver i should use.

i have pentium 4 pc, with intel desktop board.
In xp i am using Silan SC92031 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter.
i am also unable to unrar the rar file. How to unrar it.

I hope you guys help me. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 04:44 AM   #2
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Seems Ubuntu haven't any utillity for unraring files. You need to install one, yourself.
Check this out:
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/

Or do a search on packages.debian.org

Note: Long time ago, I find a package called 'free-rar', but I don't remember where I get it! do a search on google.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 04:44 AM   #3
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If you can detail a bit on how you connect to internet through windows, you can get help for ubuntu as well.
On this link you can find some information about your network card. It shows many guys out there had problems with this make. I never have used this card, so I do not know exactly if this card supports linux but there are people who have got this card to work under ubuntu. So there should not be much of problems. But it seems Silan is a fake realtek card.
Hope this link helps you.

http://vishalmanohar.wordpress.com/2...-ubuntu-linux/

And to unrar the file, you need rar installed. But is the linux driver in rar format?
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:09 AM   #4
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Check if you have the sc92031 kernel module loaded:
lsmod | grep sc92

If it isn't found, then modprobe it:
sudo /sbin/modprobe sc92031

Hopefully your kernel has it and your default kernel has it built. You can look in
/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/sc92031.ko

Last edited by jschiwal; 08-12-2008 at 05:12 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:22 AM   #5
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Thanks for the immediate reply guys, I will do all the above said ways to coonect internet. Hope to give you a positive feedback soon.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 06:45 AM   #6
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hi guys,
i have succesfully install ubuntu, but when i go to network connection, there is no driver. i can browse my lan driver folder. it looks like the image below. there is folder nake linux. you can see it contains sl_linux.tgz. its in windows "C" drive. Can you tell me the commad to install the lan driver??

http://pornimg.com/images/uvg5ho8kv9pd7vruik3h.jpg

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Old 08-12-2008, 06:57 AM   #7
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Have you gone through the link that I posted previously? And did you do what jschiwal advised?
 
Old 08-12-2008, 07:07 AM   #8
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well i go through the all above who advised me, as i am a noob, so i cann't figure out which is write.

the link which you give me contains the information about silan lan card, which i own.

I go through the help manual of ubuntu for network connection. i have no network driver installed. I want to install it. i have driver, but i don't know the command. Even i am not sure that it is the write coomand. Can i execute the exe file in ubuntu.

Please see this image
http://pornimg.com/images/uvg5ho8kv9pd7vruik3h.jpg

it contains sl_linux.tgz. its in windows "C" drive. Can you tell me the commad to install the lan driver??
 
Old 08-13-2008, 08:30 PM   #9
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Did you run "sudo /sbin/modprobe sc92031". If you run "lsmod | grep sc92" is the sc92031 module displayed. Also check the output of "sudo lspci" and see if this network device shows up.

If the device shows up, look at the output of "sudo /sbin/ifconfig". Is there information on the device?

After doing that you might try "sudo /sbin/depmod -a" and "sudo /sbin/ldconfig". The first fills out tables of kernel modules dependencies. Perhaps it was interupted during installation. The second will update the library paths. It probably is OK but these two commands can sometimes fix some oddball problem when a package didn't finish installing or the packager neglected one of these commands. Rare, but I've had it happen.

In Linux, almost all of the work of controlling devices is performed by the kernel. Instead of downloading a driver istallation program, you normally A) determine the controller chip the device uses with "lspci" B) Determine which kernel module is needed. C) Modprobe that module (that means load in the dynamically loadable kernel module.

For this to work, the kernel version must have support for that device and it needs to be compiled with module support for that device enabled. Usually a distro's kernel will have anything you might need enabled. If you want a leaner kernel some people will take out support for things they don't need.

I have no idea what that file in your C:\ drive came from. If it is in the C:\ drive you must have saved it there. It is a .tgz package with sounds like a slackware source package. Did you download something like that?

Last edited by jschiwal; 08-13-2008 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 10:00 AM   #10
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Did you run "sudo /sbin/modprobe sc92031". If you run "lsmod | grep sc92" is the sc92031 module displayed. Also check the output of "sudo lspci" and see if this network device shows up.

If the device shows up, look at the output of "sudo /sbin/ifconfig". Is there information on the device?

After doing that you might try "sudo /sbin/depmod -a" and "sudo /sbin/ldconfig". The first fills out tables of kernel modules dependencies. Perhaps it was interupted during installation. The second will update the library paths. It probably is OK but these two commands can sometimes fix some oddball problem when a package didn't finish installing or the packager neglected one of these commands. Rare, but I've had it happen.

In Linux, almost all of the work of controlling devices is performed by the kernel. Instead of downloading a driver istallation program, you normally A) determine the controller chip the device uses with "lspci" B) Determine which kernel module is needed. C) Modprobe that module (that means load in the dynamically loadable kernel module.

For this to work, the kernel version must have support for that device and it needs to be compiled with module support for that device enabled. Usually a distro's kernel will have anything you might need enabled. If you want a leaner kernel some people will take out support for things they don't need.

I have no idea what that file in your C:\ drive came from. If it is in the C:\ drive you must have saved it there. It is a .tgz package with sounds like a slackware source package. Did you download something like that?
I have Run "sudo /sbin/modprobe sc92031" and "lsmod | grep sc92". There is nothing happens in the screen. Then i run "sudo lspci". It shows all the devices running like graphics and network. all thing works fine except network. it says .......silan ...driver unknown.

After that i run all the comand which you mention. but there was no output. Somthing internal happens. I think you are write Silan lan driver is not supported by linux.

Can you suggest me the hadware which supports Linux system. I am from India.

Thanks for helping me.

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Old 08-14-2008, 02:33 PM   #11
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Guys i have done it. i used usb to connect internet. My modem has two ports one for lan and other for usb. i just tried connection through usb and it got connected to internet. Thanks for your all support.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
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Can you replace the silan card with a Linux Compatible Card?
 
Old 08-15-2008, 02:58 AM   #13
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Can you replace the silan card with a Linux Compatible Card?
No, actually i have a broadband of MTNL. They have provided the modem. The modem has two ports two connect through computer. One is for lan card and other is for USB. I unplugged Lan card cable and plugged USB cableand restart system. And all done. I have nothing to enter. I openeed monzila and start browsing.

Thanks to jschiwal and linuxlover.chaitanya for helping. Can you guys suggest me the antivirus for ubuntu.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 01:37 AM   #14
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I just think AntiVirus for linux is not needed if you are using Ubuntu for your personal home use like surfing the net, mailing and/or word processing etc. But if you still prefer to be cautious you can install Clam AV from synaptic.
And if you can, then you may replace the card with d-link or broadcom. These both are well supported with linux.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 12:28 PM   #15
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I just think AntiVirus for linux is not needed if you are using Ubuntu for your personal home use like surfing the net, mailing and/or word processing etc. But if you still prefer to be cautious you can install Clam AV from synaptic.
And if you can, then you may replace the card with d-link or broadcom. These both are well supported with linux.
Thanks a lot chaitanya.
give you more feedback soob.
 
  


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