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theif519 06-20-2011 01:30 PM

Sabayon Linux will not detect my Wired Network card?
 
This is on my desktop, and I would have thought that Intel i3 desktops were popular enough to be included in the kernel modules, but on the LiveCD, I can't use ipconfig, iwconfig, nor ifconfig because it says the command does not exist. I am booting off of the USB. Sabayon Linux looks so pretty too, the command line looks amazing and alluring, very good learning material, but I've NEVER had problems with networking on other distributions. I also can't use modprobe because it says that the command doesn't exist, yet I can read the manual pages "man iwconfig" or "man modprobe" perfectly fine. I have the AMD64_G.iso file from one of the mirrors. Did I get a bad iso? If so, can someone point me to the GNOME2.x *Has to be GNOME2.x* 64-bit that works? I'm very tempted to use Sabayon, as I said, it looks beautiful, but... It kind of has me on edge on whether or not I should risk installing it ro not.

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 08:46 AM

Not sure what you downloaded - try perhaps again from here...
http://na.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/sabayonlinux/iso/
...or with a daily build, which might have more up-to-date drivers for your network card:
http://na.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/sab...nux/iso/daily/

theif519 06-21-2011 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pearlseattle (Post 4391726)
Not sure what you downloaded - try perhaps again from here...
http://na.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/sabayonlinux/iso/
...or with a daily build, which might have more up-to-date drivers for your network card:
http://na.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/sab...nux/iso/daily/

I tried the AMD64 Gnome ISO and the torrent for the first one and they both had the same results. The Daily Build said it couldn't find a certain file and therefore could not boot into the system... Would you be so kind as to point me to an ISO that works? Also, GNOME is a must for me.

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:04 PM

Downloading now the images (5.5 - not the daily ones) of Gnome and xfce (the one I used was xfce, but don't remember if it was 5.5 or something else). I wonder if it's the new Gnome 3... .
I'll burn them and tell you if they both boot or what - pls. stand-by... .

If only xfce works, you can always install the xfce-version and install Gnome later... .
But I honestly don't think that it will make a difference concerning the network card... .

Just saw that they now have as well an image for E17 - great!

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:06 PM

Btw., your "main" problem is the network card (and indirectly the missing utilities - perhaps because the boot process didn't fully end?), right? :)

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:10 PM

And btw., I "always" had problems with the network cards, especially wifi. Somehow the manufacturers always use new chips, and the drivers for Linux always appear only after a while - terrible!
I mean: I would immediately buy anything that is certified to contain working drivers in the mainline Linux kernel. Don't understand why the manufacturers just keep on ignoring this. Even if perhaps the market share of Linux is not that big, I think that it would make a difference for a company known to have its products working in Linux.
5 minutes left... .

theif519 06-21-2011 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pearlseattle (Post 4391932)
Btw., your "main" problem is the network card (and indirectly the missing utilities - perhaps because the boot process didn't fully end?), right? :)

Yes, my main problem is the network card and the missing commands available. I'm going to try some other ISOs like the Gaming ISO and the KDE ISO to see if it's really my network card being unsupported for Sabayon. Also, what did you mean by "The boot process didn't fully end?"

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:19 PM

Well, e.g. "ifconfig" and "modprobe" are quite basic - I would expect that they exist, especially as you're able to read their manpages. Therefore I thought that you cannot run them not because they aren't there but because your exec-path might not have been set or something similar, and this is the reason why I thought that your boot-process didn't complete.

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:26 PM

Concerning ifconfig & modprobe: it's not by chance that everything booted, you started a console in the desktop, and you just didn't first "su - " to change to the root user, or?
Anyway: the xfce image booted fine with my desktop PC & I have Internet connectivity.

theif519 06-21-2011 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pearlseattle (Post 4391953)
Well, e.g. "ifconfig" and "modprobe" are quite basic - I would expect that they exist, especially as you're able to read their manpages. Therefore I thought that you cannot run them not because they aren't there but because your exec-path might not have been set or something similar, and this is the reason why I thought that your boot-process didn't complete.

Ah, I see. Well I'm not truly sure if something went awry during the boot process, but everything else worked fine, I could launch applications without fail, so /usr/bin was fine. Since I was using UNetBootIn, It had it's own bootloader, *Possibly could attribute to the problems* but I could use emerge perfectly. I'm not too experienced in Linux, only been using it for 4 months, so I'm not entirely sure what's wrong.

theif519 06-21-2011 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pearlseattle (Post 4391960)
Concerning ifconfig & modprobe: it's not by chance that everything booted, you started a console in the desktop, and you just didn't first "su - " to change to the root user, or?
Anyway: the xfce image booted fine with my desktop PC & I have Internet connectivity.

I'll try XFCE after E17, Gaming, GNOME, and KDE just to make sure *Because I REALLY want Sabayon Linux!* that it's my network card.

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:38 PM

Not sure about that "Gaming" or "Gnome"... - I am now burning the image file called "Sabayon_Linux_5.5_amd64_G.iso" - I supposed it's the "Gnome" one.
In any case: if you are able to start the desktop, start a shell/command prompt and in there type...
Code:

su -
...to become the root user and..."
Code:

lspci -k
...to display all the PCI devices, their models, and the kernel modules that they're using and post all the output of the network card here.

I see that the Sabayon LiveCD uses the kernel 2.6.37 and the driver/module of your network card might be supported only in more recent kernels. I have 2.6.38 installed and I could perhaps check it.

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:45 PM

So, both the Gnome and XFCE images (both amd64) worked for me. It must be a problem with your network card. Post the output of lspci and we'll see what kind of ethernet card you have.

theif519 06-21-2011 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pearlseattle (Post 4391972)
Not sure about that "Gaming" or "Gnome"... - I am now burning the image file called "Sabayon_Linux_5.5_amd64_G.iso" - I supposed it's the "Gnome" one.
In any case: if you are able to start the desktop, start a shell/command prompt and in there type...
Code:

su -
...to become the root user and..."
Code:

lspci -k
...to display all the PCI devices, their models, and the kernel modules that they're using and post all the output of the network card here.

I see that the Sabayon LiveCD uses the kernel 2.6.37 and the driver/module of your network card might be supported only in more recent kernels. I have 2.6.38 installed and I could perhaps check it.

Hold on, post it from Ubuntu or Sabayon? I wouldn't have internet, but if that's what you meant, I'll try to copy it from my Laptop.

Pearlseattle 06-21-2011 12:56 PM

Quote:

Hold on, post it from Ubuntu or Sabayon? I wouldn't have internet, but if that's what you meant, I'll try to copy it from my Laptop.
Eeeehhh...., what?
I don't see "Ubuntu" anywhere in this thread... . If you already have Ubuntu installed on the target PC, have a look with "uname -a" at the kernel version that you're using there (if the connection to the Internet or internal network works from there, otherwise the kernel version does not matter).


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