How to identify NIC boards

Worsham, Michael A. MAWorsham at
Sat Oct 6 10:36:19 PDT 2001

Message: 10
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2001 11:39:10 -0400
From: Sandy Harris <sandy at>
To: "Jacques B. Siboni" <jacsib at>
CC: Beowulf <beowulf at>
Subject: Re: How to identify NIC boards?

> Install almost any Linux distribution, then do 'lsmod' to see what e'net
> modules it has loaded. That tells you what boards Linux thinks it
> Of course, it might be wrong, but I think the chances of that are fairly
> low. If your ethernet works, you almost certainly have the right module.

Another thing you can do is check to see what modules were loaded by running
'procinfo -a'. Its a bit
detailed, but it does show what modules are loaded and active.

-- M

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