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Old 11-16-2001, 05:10 PM   #1
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loading from floppy or cd

I have a lan connection, I am trying to go internet. All the guide book talks about is phone connection. I don,t think that the system is recocnizing my ethernet card? I have drivers for the card on a floppy which I can read but need help so I can load the drivers. How do I do this? THANKS
Old 11-16-2001, 05:25 PM   #2
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burn the driver disk! you really very rarely need drivers for linux devices, esp network cards, as they will always have drivers on the system.

read the ethernet howto for the standard information on setting it up.

I'd tell you how to find out if your card is on the system.. but i can never remember exactly which does what.. i just hack around till things work... :-)


cat /etc/modules.conf

and look for an entry that says eth0, that line defines the driver for your card... probably useful to you, it'll probably be rtl8139, 8139too or ne2k-pci. that's useful info to remember... That'll only be ther if the card has been installed by your system tho... if that's not there look at the output of

cat /proc/pci

which will tell you what cards are connected to the machine.

if the entry is ther in modules.conf, you should be able to configure the card using 'netconfig' or some control centre or other under X
Old 11-16-2001, 05:45 PM   #3
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do a 'ifconfig -a'

this will tell you about all configured adapters and what their ip addressed are.



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