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  • From ur Q, I am taking the Linux flavor called "fedora", this time others flavor just I ignored..... It is not known which version u r using cause kernel version is very much important to detect any HW on Linux. Also some outputs r required to solve the issue. U can pass like: lspci | grep -i ether and see if there is any network card with manufacturer name is shown o not..... however, I am guessing u r using Fedora 14, which kernel is not capable to support e1000e type device. Ur alternative is Fedora 15, which probably recognize network card. If u don't have F15 then try to dnld the driver from koji development project.

    Answered by rechil_colin
    2 years ago
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  • First thing to check is whether the machine can see the network hardware. Unless you've seen the NIC workingwith another OS there may be a probelm with the board and it may not be functional at the hardware level. (Or maybe for an onboard card it could be disabled in the BIOS.)

    In a terminal window try running

    lspci | grep Ether


    # lspci | grep Ether
    0b:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
    0b:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)

    You can get more information about the NIC model to make it easier to search for support with a variation on the lspci command.


    # lspci -vm -s 0b:00.0
    Device: 0b:00.0
    Class: Ethernet controller
    Vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    Device: NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
    SVendor: IBM
    SDevice: Device 03a9
    Rev: 20


    Answered by mike_oxlong
    2 years ago
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