I'm on linux mint.
I've just installed a PCIe gigabit network card (from eBay!) into my linux machine. I've already had to follow this guy's instructions to get the onboard NIC working correctly.
I don't know how to instruct linux to detect the new card. It's got an RTL8111C chip, so I assume it'll use the same driver as the onboard NIC.
When I plug a cable into the card, I can see a light on the switch, so I'm assuming it's okay.
here's dmesg output:
lapin@server /etc/network $ dmesg | grep "eth\|Ethernet" [ 2.618914] r8168 Gigabit Ethernet driver 8.037.00-NAPI loaded [ 2.619848] eth%d: 0xffffc90000656000, f4:6d:04:90:99:f0, IRQ 46 [ 9.389432] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 10.293044] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3 [ 14.153313] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 14.154132] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 29.153143] r8168: eth0: link up [ 29.153508] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
and here's lspci:
lapin@server /etc/network $ lspci | grep Ethernet 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
The motherboard is this one: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/E35M1I_DELUXE/
whose specs say that the internal card is the "Realtek® 8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN controller."
How can I get linux (mint) to recognize the newly installed card?