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hey, yesterday i installed linux on my computer,but for some reason linux is not detecting my network driver.though it gets detected in the hardware section i cannot see the eth0 in the device coloum.i would be really really greatfull towards u if can u give the link to download the driver.(sorry if i have said anything wrong i am completely new to linux) please help me out !!!
You'll have to provide some more information so that we can be able to help you. What distro (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, CentOS, ...) did you install and on what hardware (laptop, make and model, desktop, make and model)?
Open a terminal and type the following command in it:
if you're using one of the *buntu distros. Post the output of that command here.
Pentium 4 is the CPU, not the make and model of the computer. Is it a 'home build' one or HP, IBM, Acer, Dell, ...
You could try with a LiveCD of for example Linux Mint or Knoppix, to see if they can detect your network card. Once you know the network card you can install the necessary driver for it. If a distro doesn't detect something then it doesn't mean that you're lost, you just need to find out what NIC you have installed. Then you can do the necessary action, without knowing what network card you have, it's impossible to tell which driver you need.
Do you have the possibility to try some LiveCD? You can just boot from it, no need to install it, just to find out if it detects your network card.
sure i will try with live cd and try to find out the the network driver for it. but i got a question how can the live cd detect and tell us the network driver when the fedora 12 itself is not detecting it?
Maybe Fedora 12 doesn't have the correct driver available and thus doesn't detect the NIC. Some distros include more drivers then others, I've had times when a NIC wasn't detected with one distro and worked perfectly with another one. At least it's worth a try.