asterisk@home eth0 device not found

Posted on 2005-03-24
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I burned the asterisk@home 0.6 ISO image to CD and installed it on my new Shuttle XPC SN41G2V3 Duron system.

Everything seems to have worked fine except that it doesn't recognize eth0. If I do "ifconfig eth0" it says:
  eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

If I run the command "lspci", one of the lines says:
  00:04.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP2A Ethernet Controller (rev a3)

When I plug the ethernet cable from my router to the machine, no light lights up for that port.

I've checked the BIOS and I do have the on board ethernet enabled.

So, what is the problem here? Does Linux not support this particular ethernet controller? What can I do to make it work?
Question by:HappyEngineer
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It does sound like this particular instance of Linux doesn't support your network card. Other later versions might.

Does the copy you are trying to use have a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel? Support for that card would be more likely with a 2.6 kernel.

You could try a different Linux distro, like Fedora Core3, or get and install an different, supported, NIC.
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wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
ID: 13626368

   You might want to download the Knoppix LiveCD to see if it have the driver built-in for your network card.

   Besides, you can go to the following URL to download the script and install the driver


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ID: 13626601
The script at nvidia.com did the trick! Thanks!

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