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Old 07-15-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
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using Bohdi it found wifi but not the lan, the wifi is slower, using dell desktop


I am using an older 586 Dell Latitude desktop. 1 gig mem, when installed bohdi Linux it found my usb wifi, would like to use the LAN card that is built in, cannot locate it , in windows I would be sure to update driver and configure. I am lost in linux.
 
Old 07-16-2016, 09:58 AM   #2
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kapjep,

Welcome to LQ.

I think you will have better luck if you try MX-15 or antiX-16 instead.

Download antiX-16:
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?tit...ors.2FDownload

antiX:
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Review of antiX-15:
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20150810#antix

MX-15 review:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-15.html

PS It may be an idea to use the 32 bit version since your hardware is aged.

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Old 07-20-2016, 09:19 AM   #3
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Wanted to thank you for yor input, am checking out your suggestion.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 10:23 AM   #4
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I am using an older 586 Dell Latitude desktop. 1 gig mem, when installed bohdi Linux it found my usb wifi, would like to use the LAN card that is built in, cannot locate it , in windows I would be sure to update driver and configure. I am lost in linux.

Shut down the Dell Desktop. Unplug the usb wifi . Hook up the ethernet cable. Power on the Dell.
Bohdi/AntiX/MX kernel. Already has the drivers for your ethernet card.

You are lost because you do not understand Linux connection Managers yet or use wikis or help sections from the distro of your choice.

AntiX uses WICD or CENI as connection managers to the internet. Here is a screenshot of my AntiX showing WICD in action.
Edit: crap. Posted thumbnail. Lets try this again.

http://i.imgur.com/8vuiIBw.jpg
also

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Howto_articles

Plus

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/user_m...mx15/mxum.html

Should start you on your way.

Last edited by rokytnji; 07-20-2016 at 10:26 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 10:53 AM   #5
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$ sudo ifconfig -a

It should list known networking devices including "lo". Which implies that there's a driver that claimed the device. Which probably works. So it would only be a matter of network configuration. The ones that start with "w" are wireless and "e" for ethernet. With various tools like network-manager, wicd, ifconfig, route, iwconfig, ip, iw, and such to configure the networking. Most have a gui by default and network manager by default. So click the networking symbol in a corner to change settings in the gui. And a few dozen ways to do the same thing in various other environments.

Most ethernet drivers are pretty good and work out of the box. However some require firmware which might not be free / open and must be manually installed for the drivers to function in some distros. If the firmware is not present it should output an error / information message to /var/log/dmesg.

$ dmesg | grep -i firmw
 
Old 07-21-2016, 03:54 AM   #6
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I can't believe no one even asked you what LAN chip you have (and that the first thing someone suggested was using a different distro).
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA4 ether
uname -a
 
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:14 AM   #7
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Post the output of
Code:
nmcli connection
 
Old 07-23-2016, 10:42 AM   #8
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$ nmcli connection
NAME UUID TYPE TIMESTAMP-REAL
Ethernet connection 1 802-3-ethernet never

I now know I just need to learn how to configure

Last edited by kapjep; 07-23-2016 at 11:06 AM. Reason: do not want uuid on net
 
Old 07-23-2016, 12:25 PM   #9
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Changed to dsl pppoe no connection
Ethernet network (broacom BCM4401 100Base-T) shows disconnected unhighlighted no option for connect
I mispoke it is a dell dimention not latitude.
 
  


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