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  1. #1
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    Problems using MoBo NIC

    Hey, I recently decided to reinstall on my mythTV box and tried mythbuntu 7.1. The installation went smoothly except that my NIC card is not working. On Ubuntu desktop 7.1 the NIC card works perfectly, on mythbuntu it does not.

    Is there any way to install the driver from the Ubuntu desktop CD?!

    I've got it so close! I have my schedules direct membership all entered and I can surf all of my "adding channel"s. I just can't run mythfilldatabase.

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    what motherboard (and NIC) do you have?

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    The MoBo is a hand me down and the NIC is integrated. Is there any way to find out the relevant info from the terminal?

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    Code:
    lshw > hardwarelist
    then pose the contents of the hardwarelist file

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    Ok. I entered that command and opened the file that was outputted in nano.

    Here are what seem to be the relevant parts:

    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    product: nVidia-nForce
    physical id: 0
    *-firmware
    description: BIOS
    vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    physical id: 0
    version: 6.00 PG (03/10/2004)
    size: 128KB

    [bunch of other stuff, processor, AGP, memory, etc]

    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: nForce2 Ethernet Control
    vendor: nVidia Corporation
    physical id: 4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: a1
    serial: 00:e0:4c:bc:db:1d
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 6MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation on boradcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.60 latency=0 link=no maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes part=MII

    Any thoughts? Because of a bad router setting that cannot be changed I have been spoofing the mac address on this machine by editing the /etc/network/interfaces file and adding

    hwaddress ether 01:02:03:04:05:06

    after

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

    but that entry does not even show up. I previously tried adding it, but it did not work. This is a fresh install, I have not modified anything.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    Code:
    lsmod | grep forcedeth
    Should output something if the driver is loaded

    Have you also tried manually resetting the connection?
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth0 down
    sudo ifconfig eth0 up

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    Also, you can checkout network manager from the top right corner of the screen. You can renew your address by reselecting your network up there.

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    Re: Problems using MoBo NIC

    I have tried manually resetting and it does not seem to do the trick. It looks to you guys like the driver is properly configured?

    It may be a router problem. I don't have full admin access to the router and the admin screwed up port forwarding to the mac address of this NIC, that's what forced me to spoof the mac before. I thought he had deleted those changes but maybe he hasn't. I'll check with him tomorrow.

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