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Old 07-09-2004, 04:34 AM   #1
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ethernet card (sis) not detected

i'm a newbie; i got a amd duron 800
i have installed linux perfectly excpet for the network card.

I got a sis anf realtek network card...and both are not deteted

could someone please help.

Old 07-09-2004, 05:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

What distribution of Linux did you install?

If you can open a terminal, or console, then change to superuser by typing
"su" and then enter your password.

Then issue "lspci" without the quotes and it will show your nics, and other
pci devices. Post the output in here. That's a start, but we'll need more
information. Check out that first link in my sig...
Old 07-09-2004, 05:27 AM   #3
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You need to manually load the module for the cards. Im not sure about the sis one but most common realtek cards use the 8139too module. Just write this in bash: modprobe 8139too
(as root of course). This will load the module into the kernel and it should work... Then you might have to setup your connection to use dhcp etc.

note: Im not sure that your card uses the 8139too module, you can easily find it out though, either by loading a knoppix livecd and checking what module it uses with lsmod, or googling if you know the exact name of the realtek card.


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