View Full Version : Network adaptor not detected at all
11th April 2006, 04:06 AM
Hello, I've just installed the latest Fedora Core, never used Fedora before was running Gentoo but had to format and I didn't understand the install of Gentoo and then found Fedora Core which was simple to install, anyways ... I've ran into a problem since I've installed Fedora Core the system does not at ALL detect the network card the network card is not like apart of the mother board it was one I added in at a later date hence it came with drivers an stuff now I don't know but do I need the drivers for this to work ? if so how would I install them? since the drivers are designed for Windows based setups and not linux.
Also if I don't need the drivers then can someone please help and let me know what I'm doing wrong?
All I've done is install the distro and login so far... I've tried "ifconfig" and it's not listed in there, I've rebooted a few times and still not listed in there, it does not appear to even be attempting to startup when the computer is booted up either which suggests to me it is not detected, or not installed or something?
11th April 2006, 04:01 PM
Please become root and post the output of the following commands:
# dmesg | grep eth
# lspci -v
11th April 2006, 06:36 PM
Do you wan't all the output or should I be looking for something in pericular because there was ALOT of output, and I have no idea how I'm going to be able to copy/paste :-\
Oh btw it has listed my ethernet adaptor within the output of those commands
however at the bottom it says:
Expansion ROM at efde0000 [disabled] [size=64k]
Does that mean it's disabled? :-\
11th April 2006, 06:53 PM
Go ahead and copy/paste it all. In the terminal window where you executed the commands, highlight the text, then Edit->Copy from the menu bar. Then move to your web browser forum reply window, and Edit->Paste.
You should also be able to use the middle mouse button (or wheel) to paste. Highlight the text (which should pull it into the paste buffer), then click the middle button in the forum reply window.
11th April 2006, 07:11 PM
yeah I would of done that, the problem is, the linux comp cannot connect out like to my computer Remote SSHD can't work because of the ethernet card is not working :-\
So I can't login remotely to it like from this computer, the only way I can actually access the linux comp is by going over there and typing in the commands etc from infront of the comp.
And I don't know how else to copy/paste that info any ideas?
Would USB work? perhaps? or would it need to be installed?
11th April 2006, 08:21 PM
I have an idea, how about make a new file, copy/paste the info into the file send it to floppy disk and transfer it to this comp that way?
If this could work, can ya help me with actually doing this? please
11th April 2006, 09:06 PM
Oh... Duh... Sorry. It just dawned on me that you can't post from the nonworking machine. I don't know what the hell I was thinking.
Okay, do this on the nonworking machine.
# lspci -v > ~/lspci.txt
# dmesg | grep eth > ~/dmesg.txt
# lsmod > ~/lsmod.txt
# gedit /etc/fstab
Add this line at the bottom of /etc/fstab
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy vfat user,exec,rw,noauto 0 0
Insert a floppy.
# mount /media/floppy
# cp ~/dmesg.txt /media/floppy
# cp ~/lspci.txt /media/floppy
# cp ~/lsmod.txt /media/floppy
# umount /media/floppy
Remove the floppy. That's it. Your files should be there.
12th April 2006, 12:56 PM
thanks for your time, but I'm getting help with installig Gentoo since that is what I used to use before my mother board crashed. And it's recognized my ethernet adaptor already without any problems
12th April 2006, 01:28 PM
Okay. No problem. Good luck.
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