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roadrunner 25th April 2005 12:06

Network Card
 
How do I find out which network card driver I have to include in the kernel configuration so that my new self-compiled kernel supports my network card?

tylerdurden 26th April 2005 10:45

Have a look at your current kernel's configuration file (normally under /boot), especially at the network card section, and try to use the same configuration in your new kernel.

tyler

yannick 26th April 2005 14:50

Or open your computer and have a look at your network card... :)

alterself 22nd February 2006 16:06

I use gentoo primarily, and there is a utility called 'lspci' that will tell you what cards you ahve in the box. Is this command available on your distro?

sbovisjb1 25th March 2006 17:12

The majic of it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by roadrunner
How do I find out which network card driver I have to include in the kernel configuration so that my new self-compiled kernel supports my network card?

Yes what i always do is flip my laptop and check the sticker to see what components i have. If that doesnt work I always check my manufactors info... if all fails open up the case... my card is a broadcom universall 10/100x ethernet card


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