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Old 11-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
rbhebron
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installing LINUX LAN drivers on a gigabyte motherboard


was trying to install LINUX on a gigabyte G41M-combo motherboard. seems the LAN port is not active and cannot be detected. perhaps it needs appropriate LINUX drivers but cant seem to find them over the internet.. this means that i cannot install other hardware drivers as well, so there are plenty of "access denied" results.. can you please help... thanks...

anyway, here is the lspci -v


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device d000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
Memory at fd800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at ff00 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device a000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
Memory at fdff8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
Memory behind bridge: 7dd00000-7defffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000007df00000-000000007e0fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000007e100000-000000007e2fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at fe00 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at fd00 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at fc00 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at fb00 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5006
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at fdfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5001
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: leds-ss4200, iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device b001
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at f800 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device b002
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at f700 [size=8]
I/O ports at f600 [size=4]
I/O ports at f500 [size=8]
I/O ports at f400 [size=4]
I/O ports at f300 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-8I945PG-RH Mainboard
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 0500 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1083 (rev c0)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device e000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at fdec0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
 
Old 11-15-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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Those access denied messages are because you didn't run lspci as root.

What distribution are you using? Why do you say you need to load Ethernet drivers?

Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 11-15-2011 at 12:13 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 12:14 AM   #3
John VV
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What distro are you installing ?
there is NO operating system called "linux"
"linux" is the kernel ( hardware software interface )

most of the time 90% to 99% of the time there is no need to install some "driver"
this is NOT Microsoft .

windows needs drivers .

most linux based distros have the hardware support already built in - no need for a "driver" , -- for most things , but not all.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 04:39 AM   #4
rbhebron
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
What distro are you installing ?
there is NO operating system called "linux"
"linux" is the kernel ( hardware software interface )

most of the time 90% to 99% of the time there is no need to install some "driver"
this is NOT Microsoft .

windows needs drivers .

most linux based distros have the hardware support already built in - no need for a "driver" , -- for most things , but not all.
-------------

of course...

installed using ubuntu 10.10...

in my previous experience, when you install UBUNTU, the network card should be operational and connected to the internet so the appropriate hardware drivers are automatically loaded... but at the beginning of the installation, it already said, im not connected to the internet. so looked at the network port and its not lighting-up or not active, but continued with the installation nevertheless... naturally, would want to install additional drivers but since the LAN port is not active, it cannot connect to the internet.. so perhaps would need to install lan port drivers. i have checked the BIOS but there is no option to activate the LAN port too.. this same motherboard LAN worked when i installed windows XP but reformatted to install UBUNTU. im attaching the screenshot of the LAN port status... if it helps..


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