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I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a desktop computer with an MSI ms-7142 motherboard. Both when I was testing and after I installed, it can't find any network card. There is a built-in card, but lspci doesn't show any network card. I haven't yet tossed an external PCI card in to check and see if it can find that, but I was curious to know if there are any ideas?


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Check that your ethernet card is enabled in bios,also post the result of lspci | grep Ethernet – karthick87 Dec 28 '10 at 18:26
If it's a PCI card please provide the output from: lspci -vv – João Pinto Dec 28 '10 at 18:28
@karthick, facepalm I always forget to check the simple things first. The card was disabled in bios, whoops! – Wayne Werner Dec 29 '10 at 11:32
Oke it's always a good thing to look at your bios first for these type of problems :) Glad it worked :) – karthick87 Dec 29 '10 at 11:36
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Make sure you check all of the possible settings:

  1. Is the card enabled in your BIOS?

  2. Is it present in lspci -vv?

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