Live DVD network card strangeness

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Live DVD network card strangeness

Postby xendistar » 22 Aug 2016 21:07

I acquired a laptop with a damaged screen so I decided to remove the screen and run the laptop with an external monitor. After removing the screen I booted the laptop from the latest SolydX 64bit DVD, everything looked OK except the ethernet did not work (worked perfectly in WIndows). The network card is a Intel I217-LM which use the e1000-e driver, I ran lsmod which showed the driver was loaded but nothing was using it. I went ahead and installed from the DVD and found that the ethernet was now working, I have no idea why.

Ultimately I am happy everything is working, just posting to A) see if somebody may know why, B) give a heads up just encase there is a problem

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