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Re: newby trying to go debian

On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 04:52:48PM -0200, Rodrigo Alexandre wrote:
> Len, the pppoe module actually do exist in the package. it recognizes
> the network adapter and proceed with authentication, but doesnt
> connect. it's ok to give the full cd a try. didnt do this yet because
> i am away from the comp i'm trying to install etch. but the SATA
> chipset is a piece of info i cant give you. I really dont have a clue.
> How can i get this info? Reading forums yesterday i thought that the
> chipset people were talking about was the mainboard's, not the hd's.
> when installation asks me to choose one of the drivers from the list,
> it lists many different names, i remember there were about 15
> different sata ones, like sata-mv, sata-nv, sata-sis etc etc etc.
> googling them i found lots of info about the mobo's chipset issue,
> that's why i thought it had to do with mobo instead of hd. can
> somebody clarify this for me? anyway, as soon as i get the base system
> running i want to customize my linux install to get the most of my
> machine, so i should start paying a bit more attention to things such
> as chipsets and etc, right? so it would be great if somebody could
> spot me how to find out more about it... is there a command that
> rescues all hardware specs or do i have to gather it myself through
> manual ways (with 'manual' i mean unscrewing the hd to check info on
> the label...)

I guess I am weird in expecting people actually know what hardware they

The chipset in question would be part of the mainboard, or in some cases
an add in controller.  Unless you bought a name brand system, you should
ahve a manual for the motherboard, which should identify at least the
brand and model of it.  If it is a name brand, then it is possible to
find out based on the exact brand and model of the machine.  Do you know
either of those?

The HD really doesn't have much to do with it, as long as it doesn't
happen to be a model that isn't liked by a particular chipset, but most
of those problems seem to have been resolved by now.

Len Sorensen

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