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{SOLVED} Laptop help

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{SOLVED} Laptop help

I have a Tosh Sat Pro L300 l/t that I am trying to get a gigabit expresscard installed in.
If I plug it in and give it a cable connection the lights both come on, but there is NOTHING shown on the system.
Dmesg shows no activity, lspci doesn't find it.
Any ideas?
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gtowen
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Re: Laptop help

I don't have an expresscard to test this but a quick google suggests booting the laptop with the expresscard already plugged in.
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=107691
For some reason the card might not be recognised when hotplugged.
More hits on this google search ...   https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?source=search_app&gfe_rd=cr&ei=LnaEU-WlLM3X8geoq4DQBw#q=linux+gigabit...
Hope it points you in the right direction Smiley
The problem can be solved by editing  grub
http://technomagus.wordpress.com/linux/installation-configuration/ubuntu-natty-and-pci-expresscard-h...
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Re: Laptop help

That worked thanks, looks like it needs to be plugged in at switch on.
And pci=nomsi added to the grub.conf
Tried the other ones and it hung on boot.
Now got gigabit networking on the l/t.
Never had a l/t with expresscards before the old one's I have use PCIMCA which just worked fine.
gtowen
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Re: {SOLVED} Laptop help

Glad it worked  Grin Grin Grin