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I've spent the better part of the day attempting to install CentOS 6.5 on an older Dell D610 laptop, using everything from a Minimal Install to the Full DVD.

After multiple attempts I was able to finally install the OS, but find both the ethernet and wifi adapter remain undetected.

Labels on this laptop are unreadable and I cannot determine what adapters are in fact installed. Is there any easy solution to resolving this problem, or am I better served re-installing another distro?

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You can check what devices your laptop has by doing

#  lspci | grep net

and do

 #  ip link

to see what interfaces you have and their status.

Check if you have files like ifcfg-eth0 under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts if you do, make sure that the ONBOOT parameter is set to yes.

ONBOOT=yes

Once you have decided what you want, static or dynamic IP address, you can configure your interface(s).

Also https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5.1/Deployment_Guide/s1-networkscripts-files.html is a good page to visit.

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