View Full Version : [ubuntu] OS won't read ethernet card.

January 15th, 2012, 08:38 PM
Last week, I installed Ubuntu OS (Version 11.10).
Everything when well except one thing.
The OS can't read the ethernet card (Netgear ethernet PCI Adaptor GA311).
First, I have the driver cd. Using the OS, how do I install the driver.
Second, if the driver doesn't work. Or the installation fails,
where on the internet do I find a good functioning driver.

Thank You,

January 15th, 2012, 08:41 PM
As a rule, you don't "install drivers" in Linux
All the drivers are built-in already

Can you open up a terminal, and post the output of


January 16th, 2012, 06:14 PM
OS won't read ethernet card. Part Two.

This is my first time using the Ubuntu operating system.
I need insturction on how to "open up the terminal".

Thank You,

Mark Phelps
January 16th, 2012, 07:14 PM
The driver CD will likely not help you, as those are nearly always Windows drivers.

To open a terminal, click the Ubuntu circular symbol on the top-left corner of the screen, and when Dash opens (search tool), enter Terminal, and then click the application icon that is shown.