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Old 12-14-2009, 04:02 AM   #1
sairam123
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Angry linux support motherboard


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i am a newbie to linux. i have installed rhel5 in my intel 945GC3 motherboard, dual core processor. the motherboard is having inbuilt ethernet card. i have got motherboard (driver) cd on the platform of windows only. i cant install the ethernet card by using that driver. can any one help in finding a solution for this. could you suggest from where and how to download the driver package for linux.
 
Old 12-14-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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If it's an Intel motherboard, it likely has an Intel NIC chipset. These should be well supported out of the box by Linux and should work without needing you to install a driver. If you're running an older release of RHEL5, you might consider getting the newest update (4, I believe). If your hardware is very new, you might need to download the driver from Intel's site, but I've never had to do this for any Intel NIC. Are you sure the NIC isn't working now? What do "lspci" and "ifconfig -a" show?
 
  


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