I'm using Ubuntu, my ethernet card is connected strait to my cable modem, and here is my problem. :)
My NIC is showing up as being recognised in the dmesg log:
dmesg | grep -i "eth0" ->
eth0: Realtek at *hex*, *more hex*, IRQ number
eth0: identified 8139 chip type "RTL - 8101"
However, it isn't showing up in ifconfig. What does this meen? Also, I tried running dhcpcd, but it isn't installed on Ubuntu.
Thanks for your help.