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Quote:> I just got an el-cheap-o PC. It seems to have everything build onto the
> motherboard, including the NIC. It works fine with Win98, but how can I get
> Linux to see the NIC? It's not any brand listed in the list of Linux NICs
> supported by the kernel. Do I need to use "ifconfig" and give the i/o
> address, irq, hardware address, and stuff like that?
You need to figure out what Ethernet chipset the motherboard uses (this
is NOT the same as the motherboard's main chipset). Your best bet to do
this is probably to go into Windows and open the control panel. I don't
recall the exact names, but you need to open the system information tool
and look for the Ethernet adapter. There should be some sort of
information there on it. If it lists something you see in the Linux
kernel configuration for Ethernet adapters, you're in luck; just use that
driver. If not, it might be a compatible chipset, or something you can
get working in some other way; try posting the details of what you see.
You might also be able to get some information by examining chips on the
motherboard -- the Ethernet chip is likely to be close to the Ethernet
adapter, but that's not certain. The motherboard's manufacturer also
MIGHT be forthcoming with this information -- or perhaps not.
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