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Franklinscott57 08-05-2010 08:46 AM

PCI/Ethernet card not working
Hi, I'm pretty new with the whole linux thing. A friend gave me a version if Ubuntu called "Lubuntu" to run on an older laptop of mine. The laptop does not have wifi or an ehternet connection. However, While using windows I was still able to access the internet by using a PCI card which created a wired ethernet connection for the laptop.

I was able to install Lubuntu on the laptop, but for somereason it is not recognizing, or even noticing, the PCI card. What should I do to get internet working on this laptop again?

business_kid 08-05-2010 12:44 PM

Computer motherboards have pci buses, but usually you cannot access this on a laptop.

If it's a card plugged into the side somewhere on a laptop, it's a PCMCIA card. I forget what it stands for
People Can't Remember Computer Industry Acronyms :). Try these commands
icfonfig eth0 up
ifconfig eth0

Please clarify if it's an internal network card, or one which is removable. You might also see it in the output of

They may need root permissions, e.g.
sudo lspci
and if you need a paged output, use sudo lspci |less

Franklinscott57 08-06-2010 02:57 PM

It is definitely a PCMCIA card then. It is a removable card, which has an Ethernet converter attached to it.

business_kid 08-07-2010 01:17 PM

You need 2 things: You need the driver for the pcmcia bus - used be card services, but that was __way__ back
Then the card is visible, and you'll need a driver for the nic. A search on google

pcmcia networking

is rewarding, and might be the best way forward. Then post your results from linux when you sort it.

Franklinscott57 08-08-2010 11:02 AM

Thank you. I will post results soon as I have them.

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