I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Dimension 4600 that's like 15 years old. I got it for free and it came with an ethernet card that isn't working with the e100 module that arrived with Ubuntu by default.
Card is Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
Another user pointed me to this page for the fxp ethernet driver that covers various Intel ethernet adapters, that includes these installation instructions:
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
device miibus device fxp
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
First, it is my understanding that BSD's kernel config file is different than Linux's Kconfig file, so I am not sure about adding those lines to the
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/Kconfig file that I have.
As for the second option suggested,
$sudo modprobe fxp
#FATAL: Module fxp not found.
So I think I need to do something with the
if_fxp.4freebsd file that I downloaded from that Ubuntu Manuals page before I can load the fxp module, but I don't know what.