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Firstly I am new to linux so be very gentle with me!
I have crunchbang lite 9.04.01 installed on an old laptop and I am very pleased with it. apart from one thing, I am unable to connect to internet as it is unable to detect my NIC.
lspci can detect it, see output below:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:04.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 02)
02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:06.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
02:0e.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
02:0e.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
02:0e.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
I have tryed running puppy linux live usb to see if that can detect it but none of the modules worked, this may just be a coincedence though? as i say, I am new to all this so this is a massive learning curve for me so any help or information would be much appreciated.
Sometimes I just keep trying different live distribution CDs until I find one that works with my hardware.
I Googled the NIC model and found some links that talked about Linux not loading the correct driver (module) for that hardware.
Try using a more "bloated" distribution live CD such as Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS. If that works then the problem may be due to having or not having the correct driver for that NIC. I don't know much about Puppy but I imagine that you could add a module to it if it is running from the internal disk.
Last edited by stress_junkie; 11-16-2010 at 07:05 PM.
Im not sure my laptop could handle a "bloated" version but will give it a go
I will see if i can find the correct driver maybe? If it was that how would i go about adding it? remember i am a complete noob at this
My idea was just to use the live CD to find the correct driver. If a live CD works then you can find which NIC driver is being used and try to install it in your Crunch Bang, system.
@stress_junkie - I am currently running ubuntu off usb, but its taking an age to load. if this does work how do i tell wot driver it is using and how do i get that driver over to my crunchbang sytem and get it to use it?
referring to this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...hp/product/469 your nic needs the e100 module which is loaded. This looks quite good.
You'll only have to configure your network. Are you using DHCP? would you please tell something about the configuration/hardware/router etc?
Yes, I will be using DHCP. Its a wired connection to a lynksys broadband router, what other information do you need?
so it needs to be configured? makes sence, the problem is the network management app which comes with crunch bang cant detect a network device which is probably the problem??
EDIT: I have read somthing about another network manager to wicd, is it worth giving that a go? the problem is it recomends installing it via the package manager and as i have no internet connection ther is no way for me to download it. is thee a way i can manualyu add ut to the package manager.
Well, Crunchbang seems to be a fork of Ubuntu. Since I've use Ubuntu only for some days I don't know which networkmanagement they use.
Normally with ethernet (cable) and DHCP everything should work out of the box in every distribution nowadays. Only thing is that the network has to be started. Please try
ifconfig pan0 up
on the commandline (provided that pan0 is the name of the interface referring to the output of "ifconfig" you posted in an earlier post).
Edit: it may be sufficient to execute
and please post the errormessages if it doesn't work
Last edited by markush; 11-18-2010 at 03:23 AM.
Reason: another idea