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Old 07-30-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy Woe is me..Installed Ubuntu but no NIC detected


I finally got Ubuntu 7.04 installed on my Dell Inspiron 530...everything seems ok but there is no NIC detected.
The NIC itself is integrated on the motherboard. Not sure how to get Ubuntu to detect the NIC and/or install drivers. Thanks!

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Old 07-30-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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Look at the motherboard BIOS CMOS settings. Make sure that the on board NIC is enabled.

If the motherboard NIC is enabled then try using a different Linux livd CD and see if that detects the NIC. That will tell you if the problem is caused by the NIC or by Ubuntu.

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Old 07-30-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Knoppix

I'd recommend trying Knoppix, as it tends to have a massive amount of hardware support for just about anything. If it works in Knoppix, then you know it's supported. If it doesn't, then the driver for your nic is probably more obscure. I haven't seen too many ethernet cards that weren't recognized by one distro or another.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
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Thanks guys- I should have added that Ubuntu was the only distro I could get to install- tried FC5, Centos, etc...none of them got past the initial hardware detection (couldn't even get keyboard or mouse detection).
Maybe I'll give one of the other distros a whirl. The NIC is enabled and doesn't seem to be part of the problem..is there no way to install a driver???
Gracias amigos y amigas
 
Old 07-30-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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It might help if you told us what kind of network card it is..
 
Old 07-30-2007, 05:03 PM   #6
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NIC= Intel Pro 100 Integrated
 
Old 07-30-2007, 05:33 PM   #7
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Open a terminal and type 'lspci' and hit return.

It should show amongst the guff Ethernet Controller: Intel Corp [Ethernet Pro 100]

If it does, then do 'lsmod' and hit return. In the longish list look for e100.

If it is not there, do modprobe e100 and hit return.

ALSO: See this Ubuntu post -- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=507630&page=2

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Old 07-30-2007, 05:37 PM   #8
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If the driver is installed, but not being loaded at boot, it can be loaded using:

modprobe <driver>

I'm not sure what Linux's drivers for your card are called, but they're available for download from Intel's site, here. Acutally from the look of the package name I'd hazard a guess that the name may be e100.

If (or once) the driver is installed, you can bring it up at boot time by adding the above line of code to one of the boot scripts (most distros have an empty script provided in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d called rc.local, boot.local or similar, for adding your own startup commands).

Hope this helps,
Rob.

Edited to add: Whoops! beaten to it.

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:56 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robhogg
I'm not sure what Linux's drivers for your card are called, but they're available for download from Intel's site, here.
One shouldn't need to download them, as they're part of the kernel!
 
Old 07-31-2007, 08:01 AM   #10
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Thanks guys. Rebooted with an updated kernel and that seemed to fix it.
All the enthusiastic help much appreciated.
 
  


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