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Old 08-13-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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network card not detected


Installing Debian...got everything to work ok...except it wont detect my network card...i can't find the driver module in the "configure device driver modules"...i have an integrated PCI intel 10/100 LOM...but none of the intel modules will install...like the eepro 100, etc....i tried alot of the modules in the list and either they wont install or i get requests for IP addresses, mask, DNS and what not when "configuring the network"....i shouldn't have to do this cause i am trying to initiate the "automatic network configuration" so i can get a DHCP connection but no such luck...my ISP confirmed this too...can anyone help??? cheers!!
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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Re: network card not detected

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Installing Debian...got everything to work ok...except it wont detect my network card...i can't find the driver module in the "configure device driver modules"...i have an integrated PCI intel 10/100 LOM...but none of the intel modules will install...like the eepro 100, etc....i tried alot of the modules in the list and either they wont install or i get requests for IP addresses, mask, DNS and what not when "configuring the network"....i shouldn't have to do this cause i am trying to initiate the "automatic network configuration" so i can get a DHCP connection but no such luck...my ISP confirmed this too...can anyone help??? cheers!!
Which version of Debian did you install and can we see the output of the commands uname -r, lspci -v, ifconfig -a and lsmod. If you need to copy them to a floppy so you can boot your other operating system and post them then use as root at the console or in a console window the following commands.

Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /floppy
uname -r > uname.txt
lspci -v > lspci.txt
ifconfig -a > ifconfig.txt
lsmod > lsmod.txt
cp *.txt /floppy
umount /floppy
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:53 PM   #3
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the version is Debian 3.0r2, i386...thx for the code...will do and see the result...
 
Old 08-14-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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it didn't work...when i typed the line "lspci -v > lspci.txt", i got a NOT FOUND at the prompt...what next?.....

p.s i noticed in /var that there was a file called DHCP...is this what i need to address?
 
Old 08-14-2004, 08:20 PM   #5
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it didn't work...when i typed the line "lspci -v > lspci.txt", i got a NOT FOUND at the prompt...what next?.....

p.s i noticed in /var that there was a file called DHCP...is this what i need to address?
You need the package pciutils installed I had thought it would be installed instead of that it is an optional package sorry my bad. To set the network card using DHCP you need something like this in your /etc/network/interfaces file.

Code:
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0


iface eth0 inet dhcp
And the network should be brought up automatically (assuming you have the package dhcp-client installed) once you have the module loaded. The reason I asked for the other commands and in particular the uname -r command is if you use it and see that it says IIRC 2.2.20-?? then you will have problems with that card the module is buggy as hell in that kernel. You would need to upgrade the kernel to a 2.4 version there should be one on the install CD's you can apt-get install.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 10:45 PM   #6
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hi...the uname -r command worked totally fine as did all the others....except for lspci....sorry i forgot to mention it but i use ver.2.4....i'm gonna now try the new code u sent me....thanx again

and may the source be with you too!!

 
Old 08-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #7
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still no detection...so....i just bought a cheapy network card that is supported according to the release notes...problem solved...works fine...lol

thanks for your help though....take care

 
  


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