Network Card

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by roadrunner, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. roadrunner

    roadrunner New Member

    How do I find out which network card driver I have to include in the kernel configuration so that my new self-compiled kernel supports my network card?
  2. tylerdurden

    tylerdurden New Member

    Have a look at your current kernel's configuration file (normally under /boot), especially at the network card section, and try to use the same configuration in your new kernel.

  3. yannick

    yannick New Member

    Or open your computer and have a look at your network card... :)
  4. alterself

    alterself New Member

    I use gentoo primarily, and there is a utility called 'lspci' that will tell you what cards you ahve in the box. Is this command available on your distro?
  5. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 Member HowtoForge Supporter

    The majic of it

    Yes what i always do is flip my laptop and check the sticker to see what components i have. If that doesnt work I always check my manufactors info... if all fails open up the case... my card is a broadcom universall 10/100x ethernet card

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