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Mint not recognizing built in networking

Postby davidshane on Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:22 pm

I just built a new computer with an Intel 965SS motherboard, with built in networking. It didn't seem to work by default after Mint installation, nor after I installed an sk98lin driver Debian package that came with the motherboard. Network Tools lists no information on eth0, not even its hardware address. But when I look in the Device Manager, there is a listing for an 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection. Any ideas on how to get this working? Thanks.

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Re: Mint not recognizing built in networking

Postby davidshane on Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:37 pm

Update: I replaced Mint with Fedora and found the the proper hardware information was detected, but an IP address could still not be determined. So I moved the network cable to a different port on the ethernet switch and presto, everything was fine. Next step: back to Mint and see if it works now that I know there is a legitimate connection to the network.
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Re: Mint not recognizing built in networking

Postby davidshane on Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:32 pm

Update 2: Mint works fine now. Be ye not dismayed by mysterious hardware problems.
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