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Old 02-15-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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sis 191 gigabite ethernet device driver on ubuntu 7.04.


Hi all,
i have ancer aspire desktop computer with sis 191 ethernet controller on board. i installed ubuntu 7.04 and i couldn't find any network device.driver was not installed.the computer initially had linpus linux 9.3 installed on it and that had the driver.is it possible to get the driver from the linpus linux cd and install on ubuntu? if yes how? and if no, then how do i get a driver for the sis191 ethernet adapter?

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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did you try modprobe??

Check if your "lspci" command shows a line like this:
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00:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1039:0191] (rev 02)
If so, check your "lsmod" command to see if you have "sis190" module loaded.

If your adapter have the same id "1039:0191", and your "sis190" module is loaded, please post here the output of "dmesg | grep sis"

This module is shipped with the kernel, and must be the same used before.

If the module is not loaded, try to load it with "sudo modprobe sis190" and after try to configure your network with usual tools.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 04:56 AM   #3
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hi, thanks for your reply. are you saying that the driver is supported by the kernel of ubuntu 7.04?.when i tried to configure the network adapter with gui, all i see listed is modem and no ethernet adapter. this is mean that no driver for ethernet card is installed or no network device installed.what do i do?
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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1st of all, let's see if it is there..

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are you saying that the driver is supported by the kernel of ubuntu 7.04?
Yes, I think so, to check it, open a terminal and enter the command :
Quote:
sudo modprobe -l | grep sis190 (it will ask you password)
If you have this module installed it will reply with something like :
Quote:
/lib/modules/your-kernel-version/kernel/drivers/net/sis190.ko
Second, if you have this module installed (I mean modprobe -l returns a positive match like above), check if the module is loaded.
to see if module is loaded, on terminal enter the command:
Quote:
lsmod | grep sis
this command returns loaded modules with "sis" in its name.

Options for this troubleshooting:

1- If the first command returns you have the kernel module, *AND* the second command returns it isn't loaded:

- Load the module: on terminal enter "sudo modprobe sis190" without quotes.
- Try to configure your card.
- If this doesn't work, post here the output of the first and second command and the output from the command: "dmesg | grep sis"

2- The first command says you don't have the module (returns none):
- It will be more complicated, say it here and the output from the command: "uname -a" without quotes.


good luck
 
  


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