Re: dead NIC, or ...?
> It looks like your NIC hardware isn't being "seen" by the system. If it
> can't be "seen" then modprobing the module will fail.
> I believe you said the previous NIC + Modem were "fried" by lightning??
> If this is a known "good" card, then something might have happened to
> the connector on your PCI bus, or even the PCI bus. Try the NIC in
> another slot.
> AFIK, the module for this card is generic enough to cover most versions
> of this particular card.
> -Don Spoon-
Yup. Tried it in a different slot. I was on the #debian channel just now and
someone said it sounded as though my motherboard sustained some damage.
Lightning is just my best guess. I was at work - there was a storm here in
Brooklyn. I came home to no DSL. The tech at Speakeasy (my DSL company) told me
that, based on my description, the modem had been zapped.
Sheesh, I sure can't afford this .... :(
Thanks for help.