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Link to this post 20 Jun 09

Here are the results of the pci listing you requested.

kencorn@kencorn-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HH (ICH8DH) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] (rev a1)
04:05.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
kencorn@kencorn-desktop:~$

I seem to have quite a bit of stuff, although I don't know at this point what any of this means.

What I meant with the paralleling boxes comment was simply connecting one USB port with another on a different machine.

Link to this post 23 Jun 09

sorry for the delay , i've been outa town for a few days.


00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)

That right there is your Ethernet device. Do you have a router/cable modem that you can connect to this PC (with a standard CAT5/Ethernet patch cable)? Failing that, do you have another PC that you can connect to (using a CAT5/Ethernet cross-over cable)? In any case, as root, in your terminal, run the following two comands:

cat /proc/net/dev
ifconfig

and report what you get. the first command should tell you what network devices the kernel has detected. the second command will list what network devices are up and show some TCP/IP details about them.

What I meant with the paralleling boxes comment was simply connecting one USB port with another on a different machine.

ah..okay. that is doable, but it's tricky. i think there are two ways to do it. one is using something called Ethernet-over-USB, and i think you need a special USB cable. i did this once, but would have to look into it again.

The other way is to treat one of your PCs as a dumb usb storage device that the other can access and treat as an external drive. i would not bother with either of these unless it is a last resort (i.e. no true networking is available).

Link to this post 26 Jun 09

acknowledge your last reply. I am working on it, but it may take a few days. Thanks.

ken cornelius

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