[CentOS] Problem installing 6.3 on HP8540w laptop
david at daku.org
Thu Nov 15 20:17:44 UTC 2012
At 10:50 AM 11/15/2012, you wrote:
> > The Centos installation I chose was the "NetInstall". The
> > installation process identified eth0, I selected IPV4 DHCP, disabled
> > IPV6, and successfully completed the install of "desktop" using the
> > wired connection through my home network. The wireless was turned
> > off. The ethernet controller shows up in Windows with the name "Intel
> > 8255LM".
> > When the reboot occurred after installation, the Ethernet did not
> > work. The "ifconfig eth0" command showed no IP address. Where do I
> > go from here?
>Hi, david. First question: does the laptop have a physical switch on the
>side that turns on/off wifi, the way Dells do?
>Try an lspci, and see if it shows.
>If it does, wireless will be wlan0, usually. Why your wired ethernet's not
>working - look at dmesg and/or /var/log/messages, and see if the driver
>was loaded. Next, look at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, and see if
>ifcfg-eth0 is turned on at boot.
Thanks for the hints, Mark. Here's what I found...
Wireless has no "physical" switch, but something I think is pretty
much the same. There's a lighted button above the keyboard which, I
think, is interpreted directly by the bios. It shows "off", and does
change when pressed. It is set off, which I suppose means that the
radio is off.
The system does show both eth0 and wlan0, both as options during the
net-install, and also in the "ifconfig" response.
Strangely, when I tried the install again just now, and selected
"Desktop" (instead of "Minimal Desktop" as I did last time), all
worked properly. Ethernet works. Perhaps the problem is that
"minimal desktop" didn't include the ethernet drivers?
I guess I withdraw my complaint.
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