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Old 12-17-2002, 10:01 PM   #1
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Question unrecognized network card


Some linux distributions will not recognize my network card, and some will. Does anyone know if or how you can force the OS to recognize the card?


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Old 12-17-2002, 10:33 PM   #2
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I reckon it's the most safe way to know what your card is :)
and tell your Linux about it ... ;)

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Old 12-17-2002, 10:36 PM   #3
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Assuming I knew what kind of card I had, how would I go about doing that?

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Old 12-18-2002, 01:54 AM   #4
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can someone please tell me how to force the kernel to recognize my network card. Using Caldera 2.3 and linksys NC100 nic (uses tulip normally)

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Old 12-18-2002, 05:34 AM   #5
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check first if the h/w is known by your system:

cat /proc/pci | grep Ethernet

If it is known and is the Linksys card you know, run this as root:

/sbin/modprobe tulip
 
Old 12-18-2002, 08:50 AM   #6
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I have tried that and I get an error message saying

init_module: Device or resource busy

I even tried forcing it with insmod -f, but got the same results.

linksys is mentioned as being linux friendly in the hardware howto.

When I run cat /proc/pci | grep Ethernet, I get a line stating

'Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 17)'

I am using kernel 2.2.14, but the tulip module is listed in /lib/modules from the install.
 
  


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