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Old 08-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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how to install lan modules in linux

i am using rhel5 in my p.c and i have newly added external lancard to that pc but the o/s is not detecting lancard.
is there any drivers to install for new device

kernel -vmlinuz 2.6.18-8.el5

i have attached lan card to pci slot

i am getting this error
Device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

after running lspci -v it is showing like this

01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
Unknown device 2031 (rev 01)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 15
Memory at febffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at 40000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Vital Product Data

Last edited by deepu.sarma; 08-03-2008 at 01:13 PM.
Old 08-01-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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What lspci says? And what distribution do you use?
Old 08-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

You could have used more words on that description - like it is now they are not used but waisted.

What system? - and everything that you can find out.
Old 08-01-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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Keep your chin up, Linux support for LAN cards is very good. We need to know some more details about your problem:

1. What distribution are you using (useful to know what configuration software you may have)?

2. What version of the Linux kernel are you using (as a guide to the age of the driver modules you have)?

3. What is your LAN card identified as (and what bus does it use - PCI, USB, Cardbus)?

The first question should be easy to answer but do include the version number.

The second question can be answered by executing uname -a in a console.

The third question you can answer from a number of resources. If the card is plugged into a PCI slot then you can execute lspci -v in a console. For a USB device then execute the command lsusb. You can also try executing the console command dmesg which will provide a lot of information about devices found and initialised during the last boot.

Some of the commands listed above may require you to be logged in as the root user. If so then execute su in a console and type in your root password.

To post the results you can copy/paste the console output into your browser.


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