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Old 10-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Intel drivers


I need a driver for Intel Ethernet controller on a MB with a Z87 chipset. I am trying to run SLES 11 for a college class and I don't want to do it virtually. Thank you
 
Old 10-17-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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I have yet to meet an ethernetwork chipset that does not 'just work' with linux.
What is your chipset?

Hint: Please post the outputs of
Code:
lspci
lsusb
in a terminal, running linux on your "MB with a Z87 chipset"
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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A little research shows this driver -->e1000e.ko to be the one you need. Most up to date systems would have it.

Run /sbin/lspci -v and look at the output for your ethernet card. There will be several lines. If there is a module loaded, it will show as a Kernel Module.

As root ( or sudo ) run first, the command 'updatedb'. When that finishes, run 'locate e1000e.ko'. Your system should show the module.

If it is not loaded, you can 'modprobe e10001.ko' and see if it loads. If it shows as loaded when you run lspci, only thing left is to configure it, and activate the interface.
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:42 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

Intel is one of the best companies for offering linux support in my opinion. Not only do they usually offer patches to kernel they also have full support on their product web pages. Usually support is not needed.

I'd think that the actual name of the nic would be helpful and going to Intel web pages would yield best results if Suse / Opensuse didn't offer it.
 
Old 10-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #5
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Screenshot of /sbin/lspci -v. I would need a internet connection to update the database wouldn't I?
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:31 PM   #6
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I would need a internet connection to update the database wouldn't I?
If you are referring to the 'updatedb' command, no, that is a db created on your system. If it is some other db, please clarify which one.
 
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The Linux base drivers support the 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels.
http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-032514.htm

I'd assume the driver is there.
 
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This is what I did, my teacher lent me a pci NIC card and it lit up as soon as I plugged it in. Intel Pro/100 S desktop adapter. I'm sure someone suggested this but I had to try all avenues for my own educations. Thank you all for your assistance. You don't have to turn off the onboard NIC to get it to work on a ASUS Z87-Plus so I hope this helps someone.
 
  


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