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  • Mepis Network Card

    I have a distribution of Linux installed and running on an old laptop. The distribution I have currently is Mepis. When I bought the laptop, it came with a modem card and an ethernet card. But I lost what I understand is called a "dongle" the wire that connects the ethernet card to a network cable.

    So I ventured down to Fry's Electronics and I was convinced to go ahead and just by a brand new Ethernet card. I bought a D-Link DFE-690T. It did not work. And it came with an installation CD and an instruction manual that stated that the requirements are to be run on either a Mac or a Windows OS.

    What do I do?

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    Originally posted by xarzu View Post
    a D-Link DFE-690T. It did not work. And it came with an installation CD and an instruction manual that stated that the requirements are to be run on either a Mac or a Windows OS.

    What do I do?
    Plug it in, then send the output of 'lspci' and 'lspci -n'. Then we
    should be able to identify the controller chip and correct driver for it.

    EDIT: nevermind, just found out. It's a Realtek-8139, and is supported by
    Linux' "8139too' driver. It already has the PCI VID/DID of the 690T in it.
    Last edited by mlau; 07-10-2007, 01:47 AM.

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