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Old 11-01-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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microsoft 10/100 ethernet card




I was wondering if you guys would mind helping a kid out... I started fooling around with different linux flavors recently. I started out with slackware 9.0 and now Im working with red hat 9.0 now... A little backwords to start with, I know. Everything works pretty well with my new box I scraped together today except my nic card. I tried looking for the nics chipset on places like deja.com but no good... My guess is that since my nic is a Microsoft branded nic linux users didnt go for it much... To try to make this shorter should I try to find the chipset and keep going with it or just jump down the road to the Radio Shack and pickup a SMC or 3COM nic?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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You can find out what chipset is on the card by lspci. That is, at a command line prompt, type:

lspci

It will list everything on your PCI bus. Should be a good place to start.

PS. thats lspci with a lower case L, not an upper case I.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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thanks for the help... but it just says

bash: lspci: command not found

... i think i might smack red hat down and throw debian on there... i heard the apt-get command is pretty slick anyway...
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:21 PM   #4
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Oooooops! My bad.

If you are not logged in as root, then you must specify the path, i.e.

/sbin/lspci

Sorry about that. So what does it show?

PS. if you are not happy with RedHat, another good suggestion is Slackware; largely because, I would argue, it is the simplest and cleanest major distro, and (outside of sticking to BSD style system rc) tries the hardest to be straight ahead gospel (*nix) Linux.

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Old 11-01-2003, 03:21 PM   #5
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/sbin/lspci it WILL be there already on a standard base redhat install. i bet you weren't root when you tried that
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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the funny thing is i WAS root... however when i typed /sbin/lspci it worked...
and the line i need reads:

00:09.0 Ethernet controler: Microsoft Corporation: Unknown device 0002 (rev 11)
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:58 PM   #7
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GAK!!! Leave it to BillG. I think you are off to the wonderful world of Google to try and find out what the chip set is, or as you say, pick up an uncontaminated ;-) nic. The latter may be easier in the long run.... BillG probably took care to futz with the chipset so that it won't work with the supporting drivers....
 
Old 11-01-2003, 04:09 PM   #8
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alrighty... thanks for your help... atleast i learned a new command out of it... ill just run down to the closest computer store and just pick one up later...


again thanks
 
  


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