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Old 01-28-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Nic card won't work on Dell Inspiron 2650


Greetings everyone,

I have Dell inspiron 2650, and I installed SuSE 10,3 on it, but my network card is not detected, I tried lots of methods but SuSE does not seem to be able to see it, i need to plug an Ethernet cable so i can have Internet access. any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if the question sounds stupid but i really don't know what to do next.

thanks again.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 02:15 AM   #2
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What brand is the ethernet card? Can you try it using a livecd, maybe ubuntu, and find out the card's name if possible.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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Okay the name is: Dell 3c905c-TX/XM [Tornado]

I hope that would help
 
Old 01-30-2008, 12:56 AM   #4
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Seems odd that's not working. That is a 3com nic and I thought it had pretty good linux support.

You may can try the 3c90x or 3c59x to see if one of those may work.

This site is a little old but may be helpful.

http://support.3com.com/infodeli/too...uxdownload.htm

I know a friend has one of these laptops but she doesn't use the wired ethernet. But her wireless nic worked out the box using Ubuntu.

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Old 01-30-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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thank you but i still can't get it to work....any other ideas?
 
Old 01-31-2008, 01:03 AM   #6
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I been doing some searching and from what I've read, it seems the 3c59x driver should work out the box.

Read this link.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...t/1069/cat/all

What do you see if you type at the command line, 'lsmod'? Without the quotes.

I'll try to get my friend's laptop and see what happens when I hook it to my network.

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