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Old 07-04-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cannot Connect On Compaq Armada M700

Hi guys I have a bit of experience with linux I already run fc3 networked with win2000 via samba server I purchased a bargain laptop specs are :
compaq armada m700
p2 400 mhz
192 ram
integrated lan

I tried thru setup looked it up in hardware info and I am not sure if it may be Texas instruments pci1450 card bus controller but nothing showing nic card usually on my desktop I just setup the nic card by dhcp and connect service network restart and Im surfing!!!!
also I have two other pcs connected to a switch and then cable modem router any help would be really apreciated cause I really dont want to have to buy a pcimia if I can resolve this some other way !!!
Old 07-05-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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Do you have something like this:

eth1: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 000:59:91:ADD, IRQ 11.
Board assembly 98003c-000, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0xdbd8681d).

in your dmesg output? I'm using pcmcia right now, which is eth0, so yours - if you're not using pcmcia - should be eth0 with the other information the same. I'm using an M700 also and the motherboard LAN card should be detected automatically.
Old 07-05-2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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Dude thanks but I went ahead and just bought a pcimia apparently that space for the rj45 cable is either disconnected or whatever and the nicard cost me about 13 dollars like the way you have it I guess appreciate the response thanks alot let me go hunt down this synaptic cause the one on fresh rpms seems to be broken or something thanks a bunch!!!!


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