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Old 01-29-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Lenny Does Not Detect My NIC


I am attempting to install Debian on my motherboard and it has dual on board 10/100/1000 NIC's however Debian does not appear to detect them. I checked the driver page and it does not appear to have any Linux drivers. I did try Ubuntu 7.10 and it has no problem with the NIC's however Debian can't find it. Does anyone know what I can do to get this working on my system?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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What does "lspci" and "lsmod" show?
whats the model of the nic and/or chipset?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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What does "lspci" and "lsmod" show?
whats the model of the nic and/or chipset?
I don't know since I am attempting to do a NETINST which obviously fails to obtain an IP. It does see both NIC's because it gives me the option to select eth0 or eth1. I never get to the point where I am able to do any commands in CLI mode.

According to the link I posted above, the NIC's are as follows

NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI™ built-in dual Gigabit MAC with external Marvell PHY, support NVIDIA DualNet® technology
 
Old 01-29-2008, 04:25 PM   #4
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You can get to a command line by doing an "atl+f2" or f3,4,5,etc... but I don't remember if you'll have access to those utilities. Do other distros work with that comp?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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Yes - I am posting from that pc right now using Ubuntu which I don't really care for.

Here is "lspci"

Code:
carlos@tunafish:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
00:0f.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP55 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:11.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:12.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600 GTS (rev a1)
lsmod does not appear to have anything related to network however.

Thoughts?
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:56 AM   #6
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When there are Linux drivers out there but not for Debian, you have to compile them yourself. Or find them on one of the alternative non-offical Debian repositories. If they exist in Ubuntu, they might even exist in Debian Sid.

But to get your machine working in order to be able to compile the modules etc. use a generic PCI network card like a 3C905 or whatever you have lying around or is cheap enough to buy just for this purpose.

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