how can i retrieve my network card info without pulling out hte card itself?

Asked by catwoman on 2007-11-01

i"m referring to the card which alllows me access to the internet.

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2007-11-01
Allen Chemist (alchemist) said : #1

Hi catwoman,

You can start a terminal by clicking "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Terminal", and type
   lspci
if it is a pci or minipci card. This will list all devices on the pci bus, and look through the list. I get the following:
05:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)

Note this often shows the manufacturer of the chip on the card (sometimes a generic company uses a brand-chip, but sticks their own sticker on it). In any case the manufacturer of the chip is what you need the driver for.

Hope this helps!

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