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linux, on HP DX2700

Maaz
Valued Contributor

linux, on HP DX2700

Dear Gurus
I have installed rhl 4 ws, on a HP Compaq DX2700 Microtower PC.
This machine has Realtec 8110S/8169S Gigabit ethernet card.
rhl 4, and suse 10, doesnt detect/installed the driver for rtl 8110S/8169S ethernet card

Plz help what should I do .
I have attached "hwinfo --network", "hwinfo --netcard" and "dmidecode" output file.
Regards
Maaz

5 REPLIES
Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: linux, on HP DX2700

output of "hwinfo" and "dmidecode" attached.
Craig Gilmore
Trusted Contributor

Re: linux, on HP DX2700

It sounds like the driver is not on the distribution.

Check the Realtek site below for the linux drivers.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=5&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

Download, and install the driver. Then update the modprobe.conf file to include an alias line linking eth0 to the proper driver.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: linux, on HP DX2700

Shalom Maaz,

I've noticed a disturbing trend from several hardware vendors with the notable exception of Dell. Entry level laptops and desktops are being released without Linux support. As a matter of fact, some effort seems to have been made to NOT support Linux.

These models should be avoided.

To the maker's credit I will say that the online documentation of the system does not claim to have Linux support.

This trend does increase the cost of ownership of Linux because more expensive models are required to run it.

SEP
Steven E Protter
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Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: linux, on HP DX2700

Thanks for reply ... esp Thanks dear Craig Gilmore for the superb help.
I should/must assign 10 pts to you.. i am sory for assigning less. ;(

Thanks n regards
Maaz

Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: linux, on HP DX2700

I have successfuly installed the driver of realtec chip, ships with HP DX2700.. Thank Craing Gilmore ;)

Regards
Needee