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Old 12-21-2005, 08:55 AM   #1
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how to figure out which kernel module your network adapter needs


Hello all,
Was reading an article on linux installtion.
found the following lines while it was talking about installation of network card.

Quote:
if it doesn't detect it, don't panic. It just means you'll have to figure out which kernel module your network adapter needs and configure the network later.
so my question is.........How will we do it ???

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Old 12-21-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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I'd use knoppix. You can see which modules it loads for your card, then configure your card in your distribution based on the info you got from knoppix.


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Old 12-21-2005, 09:08 AM   #3
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I'd use knoppix. You can see which modules it loads for your card, then configure your card in your distribution based on the info you got from knoppix.


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Is it 100% sure that i will detect that card....???

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Old 12-21-2005, 09:13 AM   #4
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If it doesn't, then you know that you have a really obscure card. You'll have to take that card out of the system and look for whatever info you can find then do a search online.

However Knoppix is very, very good at hardware detection. Give it a try. What can you lose, Knoppix is free.

Nothing beats a fail but a try.


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Old 12-21-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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The command:
Code:
lspci | grep Ethernet
should list your ethernet card. You can then take a look at: http://www.scyld.com/network.html to see what module goes with it (assuming you have ability to acess http://www.scyld.com/network.html on a network card )
 
  


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