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  1. #1

    Network card not showing up

    i just install trixbox and i hade no ip come up after it was done

    i like to no how to connect the network up so i have it working

    or how to install the card

    this is my frest time doing this

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    I will give you a few things to look for, but if they fail then you may have to look at your distribution's installation documentation. I am willing to bet that somewhere in there are step by step network setup instructions.

    (As root)
    1.) $ lspci

    You should be able to find your card somewhere in there. Here is mine:

    00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)

    2.) ifconfig

    If your network is set up you will have an entry for eth0 (that is a zero at the end)
    Again, here is mine:
              eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ....
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fc80::415:68ff:fe1e:3774/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:872073 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1201217 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:326994619 (311.8 MiB)  TX bytes:1203126776 (1.1 GiB)
              Interrupt:23 Base address:0x6000
    If you do not have something like this then there are a couple things that could be wrong:
    1.) Your ethernet card does not have the right kernel driver installed:

    $ cd /usr/src/linux
    $ make menuconfig
    find your card and install it as a module or into the kernel
    (if as a module, modprobe modulename and also add it to /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6)

    2.) Your network is just not configured properly. For most router setups:

    nano /etc/conf.d/net (sometimes net, sometimes networking or of the like)
    config_eth0=( "dhcp" )

    make sure you have a dhcp client installed (I use dhcpcd)

    you can also run the dhcp client manually for testing:

    dhcpcd eth0

    Once everything is changed you will want to run /etc/init.d/net.eth0 start (or sometimes just networking instead of net.eth0)

    Hope this helps!
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