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Old 11-05-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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program to detect network card?

is there a program that can detect your network card, and then return the module(name) used for that card? What does a live cd like knoppix use for this task.
Old 11-05-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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Do you mean something like scanpci ?
Old 11-05-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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I think that is what hotplug is doing
Old 11-05-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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I think he's asking not just how to VIEW the pci devices (in this case a NIC), but how to determine which module is being used for that particular device.

I would also like to know this.

I'm using Knoppix 4.02 now (very cool by the way), and want to know what module it's using for my wifi nic.
I know about lsmod, but cant' tell which is for my nic.

Any ideas?
Old 11-05-2005, 08:42 PM   #5
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for instance, the gentoo live cd, automaticlally loads my nic module. After building a gentoo system, my module does not get autoloaed, I need to specify it spectifcally if I want it to be loaded. I have hotplug installed, but it does not seem to load the module. So I was wondering what mechanism loads it on a live cd like it or knoppix


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