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Hello
I had to install Linux Red hat Version 5 on a new dell xps desktop.
I am unable to get the network driver.
I called Dell, but they will/can not help, also tried to ask them for the motherboard model number. But they only had a part number, which is not even in the Spec sheet.
Is there a way to check which driver I need, like Everest for Linux?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Here is the system configuration:
Quantity      Parts #      Part Description
 
1      27DKR      Module, Chassis, PWA INTEGRATED..., 460W, BURN 3..., 8300, Black
1      DFG1T      ASSEMBLY..., CHASSIS..., PWA INTEGRATED..., 460W, BURN 3..., 8300, BLACK...
1      5MM1N      Module, Shipping Material, System, Studio, Medium Tower, Original Development Manager
1      72CN4      Ship Group, Extreme Performance System, L10, Foxconn, 8300, Dell Americas Organization
1      9641K      Module, Documentation, English, Extreme Performance System, 8300, Dao/Bcc
1      RTHCT      KIT..., DOCUMENTATION..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM..., 8300, D/B
1      M1V6D      Base, Mini Tower, Black, Power Factor Correction, 8300, Retail
1      01323      INFORMATION..., NO ITEM
1      N971H      MODULE..., CORD..., POWER..., 125V, 2M, C13, UNITED STATES...
1      5120P      Cord, Power, 125V, 6Feet, SJT..., Unshielded
1      3DK6T      MODULE..., PROCESSOR..., SNB, I5-2320, 3.0, 8300
1      828RD      PROCESSOR..., SNB, I5-2320, 3.0, 4C, D2, L
1      GFCTN      MODULE..., LABEL..., INTEL..., DESKTOP..., CI52
1      RVW9D      MODULE..., THERMAL..., HEATSINK..., 95W, MNTW/SLTW
1      WDRTF      Assembly, Heatsink, Fan, 95W, Mini Tower
1      FGTNX      MODULE..., DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE..., 6G, 2X2G/2X1G, 1333
1      G8NT0      DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE..., 2G, 1333, 128X64, 8, 240, 1RX8
1      GR82X      DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE..., 1G, 1333, 128X64, 8, 240, 1RX1
1      7FH9J      Module, Keyboard, 104, United States, Multi-Media, Ship In Box
1      F77Y5      Keyboard, 104, United States, Multi-Media, Black
1      79621      Module, Information, No, Monitor, DV/SV, Extreme Performance System, DIM2
1      1TNRV      MODULE..., CARD (CIRCUIT)..., GRAPHICS..., ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES..., FULL HEIGHT..., M116
1      HCVMH      Card, Graphics, 1G, Full Height, M116
1      6KGF7      MODULE..., PLUG..., VIDEO, JACK, HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE..., VIDEO GRAPHICS ADAPTER...
1      J510R      MODULE..., HARD DRIVE..., 1TB, 7.2K, PHAR-XLOB
1      H652R      Hard Drive, 1TB, S2, 7.2K SGT-PHAR
1      GV0CP      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., WINDOWS-LIVE, WAVE4, CONSUMER...
1      07GHK      MODULE..., LABEL..., MICROSOFT..., DESKTOP..., WIN7
1      YM4F5      MODULE..., MEDIA..., DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE..., RDVD, EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM..., 8300
1      XM544      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., PC-RESTORE, TRANSACTIONAL LINE OF BUSINESS...
1      JP927      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DELL-WELCOME, TLOB
1      D282K      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DTSV, BASIC..., 2.0
1      D453M      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., COZI-CALENDAR
1      K491T      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., SKYPT, SKYPE, FACTORY INSTALL...
1      1NTJ9      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION..., Framework..., STAGE
1      2XY11      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., VIDEO, STAGE
1      6T9G4      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., PHOTO, STAGE
1      WRRR0      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., MUSIC, STAGE
1      JWG84      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., QUICK FIX ENGINEERING..., WIN7SP1, DESKTOP...
1      TG4MT      Module, Software, W7HP64SP1, English, Dao/Bcc
1      VR08H      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY..., W7HP32/64
1      99RFP      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DSPRT-CTR, 3.0
1      J662D      MODULE..., MOUSE..., 6BTN, LASER..., CONSUMER..., LOGITECH..., DESKTOP...
1      J661D      KIT..., Mouse, Universal Serial BusLaser, Consumer, Logitech
1      55956      MODULE..., INFORMATION..., NO MODEM INCLUDED
1      NW96J      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., ADOBE..., READER..., X, MULTI-LANGUAGE...
1      88G5K      MODULE..., DVD+/-RW..., HALF HEIGHT..., DVDM, INSPIRON..., PLDS
1      85KRY      Assembly, Dvd+/-Rw, 16X, Half Height, BARE, Plds
1      YTPW1      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., ROXIO..., CRTR, START..., FACTORY INSTALL...
1      X902Y      Module, Software, Creative, Lucasfilm Thx Certification, Factory Install
1      54981      MODULE..., INFORMATION..., NOSPEAKER
1      67WWP      Module, Card, Network, DW1501, Consumer Desktop, United States
1      WHDPC      Card, Wireless, Half Mini-Card, DW1501, 4313
1      CMNR4      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., MCAF11, 30DAY, MULTIPLE USER INTERFACE...
1      FR592      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., RETAIL-MARKER
1      72V4G      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., RETAIL..., REGISTRATION..., 1.0
1      61YKY      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DSO, 2GB-FREE, 2.0
1      VW15X      MODULE..., LABEL..., RETAIL, DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION..., RETURNPOL
1      N96VP      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., OFC-2010, FACTORY INSTALL...
1      J071G      MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., Soft Contracts..., DELL-IN-HOME
1      D542C      MODULE..., TECHNICAL SHEET..., TERMS AND CONDITIONS..., GENERIC..., RETAIL...
1      H231K      TECHNICAL SHEET..., TERMS AND CONDITIONS..., GENERIC..., RETAIL...
1      Y005N      MODULE..., TECHNICAL SHEET..., DROP IN BOX..., RETAIL..., GENERIC..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH...
1      NN99V      TECHNICAL SHEET..., DROP IN BOX..., RETAIL..., GENERIC..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH...
1      7WHK0      Module, Label, Retail, Extreme Performance System, Desktop, FRY, 19212
1      C856H      MODULE..., INFORMATION..., GENERIC..., RETAIL
1      C856H      MODULE..., INFORMATION..., GENERIC..., RETAIL

asked 11/27/2011 10:46

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8 Answers:
Can you post the result of lspci?
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JohnnyCanuck

I thought this one would be easy, but every specification I've seen so far merely says "Internal 10/100/1000".  JohnnyCanuck is correct; it will be necessary to use lspci, and then look up the PCI id.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 07:52:22

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DrKlahn

Please elaborate, do not know anything about linux.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 07:56:56

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ascherkey

You need to open a console/terminal/command line interface and type "lspci" (no quotes).  Then copy and paste the result here.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 07:57:43

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JohnnyCanuck

XPS 8300 has Broadcom BCM57788 built-in NIC. You have to download driver from Broadcom site:

http://www.broadcom.com/support/license.php?file=570x/linux-3.118k.zip

and follow instructions how to compile and install it.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 08:24:33

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medvedd

when I type lspci
bash: command not found.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 08:41:19

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ascherkey

Try issuing the command as sudo lspci.  You can also switch to root and do lspci.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 08:49:27

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JohnnyCanuck

Talked to linux tech support. Got frustrated, bought a Linux server, issue resolved.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 09:18:17

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ascherkey

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