newbie question

Mike Hornung mike at
Wed May 3 22:31:42 PDT 2000

Is it an ISA card or PCI? If it's ISA I recommend running 'pnpdump' to
see what cards are detected. This can be extremely helpful. Rather than
using 'insmod' to load a kernel module, you're better off using 'modprobe'
which is courteous enough to load other required modules, to meet
dependencies, for you.

-=<(| mike at |)>=-

On Wed, 3 May 2000, Kjell Konis wrote:

|First of all I would like to thank everyone who sent me distribution

|recommendations. I ended up using my neighbor's RedHat 6.1 because

|Bulldog didn't have Maximum Linux.


|Now for my question. How do I figure out what kind of NIC I have? I took

|the case off my computer and looked at the card (I didn't actually remove

|it) but I didn't see a label. Do I need to look harder? Is there some

|utility that will do this for me?


|Once I figure out what kind of card it is do I just find the module with

|the same name (in /lib/modules/version/net) and insmod it?






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