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    cannot find eth0, + sound card problem. plz help


    Newbie trying to learn linux from installing it.
    I install woody, install from CD1, using almost all the default options,
    But i couldnt get my network card and sound card to work.

    (1)
    Most ppl in other post suggest "dhclient eth0", but i dont seem to find eth0

    coz if i do "dhclient eth0", it says ERROR, not such device

    If i do "ifconfig", "lo" is the only interface being displayed.

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    when i login, there s pop up message saying sound card s not found.

    Where should start investigating?
    Any reference is also welcome.
    thanks for looking

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    It appears they haven't been detected/installed.
    What make of network card, sound card is it ?
    check the output of:
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    lspci

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    Are there any of the standard problems, IRQ conflicts, Microsoft software on your computer, etc.?
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    It s a 8300 model from dell, they should be Intel make
    following two lines from output of "lspci"

    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d5 (rev 02)
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 1050 (rev 02)

    -not sure what IRQconflict is, but this was a fresh install from CD.

    Thanks
    Eric

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    IRQ is some hardware thingy, not sure exactly, I'll have to google, but if two devices share the same IRQ all hell breaks loose, reboot your pc, on the bios boot sequence check the IRQ of your devices if any are the same number you've got a bad setup and need to do some tweaking. Lemme check that info you just gave me.
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    I google and found that someone had the same problem, looks like there s a driver called "e100" in kernel 2.4, but not 2.2

    http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...3-12/4909.html

    I have 2.2, so my question now is how should i get "e100"?
    Or should i just go with 2.4, I heard 2.4 s better than 2.2 .

    Eric

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    i always go for the 2.4 on install, better support for newer hardware.
    if you do a reinstall, type bf24 at the boot screen

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