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Old 01-28-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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installing a network adapter-need a driver!

i am running linux 2.4.18-3
i have a basic network adapter PCI card
10/100TX for a local area network
it says on the box that it's 'designed for microsoft' but the company i bought it from off the internet also said linux works.
however, the device driver cd rom does not work in my linux computer. where can i get a driver off the internet (if i can) and is there anything else i should know about installing it?


ps. this is not a linux problem but if you could perhaps solve it, it would be great! my cmos requires resetting everytime i boot up. that is, i have to manually enter the time and date. what is this?

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Old 01-28-2005, 08:14 PM   #2
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Kind of hard to tell you where to get a driver when we don't know what type of card it is . But I would be willing to bet that if the company said they have linux drivers, they would probably be available either on their site or that you could get them through a tech support representative. BTW, make sure that there isn't a kernel module already that works with your card before you go looking all over the place elsewhere.

happy hunting,
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It is difficult to help without knowing some additional info.

What is the make/model of the network card?
Post the output of the command
lspci. (Just the part the references the network card)

You might need a new CMOS battery.


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