RH 9.0 and Cannot see NIC?
I have a Gigabyte 8KNXP wotherboard which has an integrated NIC. My installation of RedHat 9.0 does not see the card?? So I would think I need to install the proper drivers or so. I searched google and chcked Gigabyte's site and did not find drivers for the nic. Where can I find these? I am a newbie here just installed Linux a day ago, any help appreciated.
I think it is the e1000 module
I searched for your motherboard and it appears to use the Intel i875p chipset. That chipset has an Intel PRO/1000 ethernet card built in, which is supported by the e1000 kernel module. You can try it by first seeing if you have the module.
It should be in a directory starting with /lib/modules. If you find it, you can while logged into root , try to see if the module is loaded.
If you do not see e1000 in the list try to load it.
Use dmesg to see if there are any messages saying that it loaded. You can then try redhat-confiig-network and see if the card is visible.
Have you checked that the NIC is turned on inthe BIOS?Has t
Is this a brand new machine? Has it run windows successfully? Usually with onboard nics they can be turned on and off through the BIOS. Check to see if it is turned off. The error message certainly implies that the module cannot see the card, whcih means that it is turned off or I told you the wrong module.
Am I right that the motherboard has an i875p chipset? Check you motherboard documentation.