Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: [SOLVED] Installing PCI cards after installing Ubuntu?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Beans
    38

    [SOLVED] Installing PCI cards after installing Ubuntu?

    I noticed a couple of times now that when I add in a new PCI card such as a USB card that Ubuntu apparently doesn't see it. But if I install it before I install Ubuntu it sees it. Is there something I'm not doing in Ubuntu to get a generic USB card to work after I've installed Ubuntu? I thought it would be as easy as installing the hardware and the drivers would automatically see the new card.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    US
    Beans
    2,782
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Installing PCI cards after installing Ubuntu?

    type
    Code:
    lspci
    Post the results here and we will be able to tell you what is going on.
    Desktop: Q6600 OC: 343 x 9, 4 GB RAM, 8600 GTS Twinview (22",17"), 1.5 TB RAID 5
    Laptop: Lenovo T61 T7300 @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Nvidia 140M Quadro, 160 GB harddrive
    Remember to mark posts as [SOLVED] when your problem is resolved

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    City of Pines
    Beans
    3,585

    Re: Installing PCI cards after installing Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazz Munkle View Post
    I noticed a couple of times now that when I add in a new PCI card such as a USB card that Ubuntu apparently doesn't see it. But if I install it before I install Ubuntu it sees it. Is there something I'm not doing in Ubuntu to get a generic USB card to work after I've installed Ubuntu? I thought it would be as easy as installing the hardware and the drivers would automatically see the new card.
    Does the lspci command display the device for you?
    Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of Stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Beans
    38

    Re: Installing PCI cards after installing Ubuntu?

    Oo! I'll do that later tonight when I shut down (I have the PCI card out of the computer now) Thanks!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Beans
    38

    Re: Installing PCI cards after installing Ubuntu?

    Well, for some reason it decided to work this time. So I guess it's solved. If anybody's curious as to what I installed here's the listing from lspci:

    Before:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IGP2 (rev c1) 
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1) 
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1) 
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1) 
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1) 
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1) 
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4) 
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2) 
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) 
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) 
    00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) 
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1) 
    00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Audio Processing Unit (rev a2) 
    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1) 
    00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3) 
    00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2) 
    00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): nVidia Corporation nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller (rev a3) 
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1) 
    01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13) 
    01:0b.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02) 
    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4400] (rev a2)
    After:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IGP2 (rev c1)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
    00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
    00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Audio Processing Unit (rev a2)
    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
    00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
    00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
    00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): nVidia Corporation nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller (rev a3)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
    01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
    01:08.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
    01:08.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
    01:08.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
    01:0b.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4400] (rev a2)
    I added the card temporarily because two of my hubs started behaving badly.
    Last edited by Fazz Munkle; May 27th, 2008 at 05:25 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •