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Old 04-11-2004, 09:45 PM   #1
remoh nospmis
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ethernet and video problems! arg!


I'm just trying out linux, I've tried using mepis 2003.10.02 as a liveCD and knoppix 3.3. I've had two problems, one is that linux doesn't recognize my ethernet. I have an ABIT IS7-E motherboard with an onboard card. Since I'm just starting with linux, I have no idea how to make it work. The other problem is that my screen shakes/vibrates. it's like the sync rate is just slightly off, I don't know. My monitor is a Viewsonic E90, and my vid card is an Nvidia GEforce FX 5600. I would download new drivers for the card to see if it fixes the problem, but the internet doesn't work!
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:14 AM   #2
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you've basically got unlucky and have nvidia all over the place. as nvidia refuse to release API's to the open source community, supporting their hardware is a big challenge. you can get drivers for both net and video from nvidia.com, and newer distro's should have a reverse-engineered net driver called foredeth, but is not on the version you have.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
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What ethernet card are you using? You need to know that in order to find out what module to use and how to configure it.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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the ethernet card is whatever is onboard my mobo.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:14 PM   #5
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You need to find out what it is in order to know what module needs to be installed to use it. For example, mine is a via pci fast ethernet adapter that's built into my motherboard and it uses the via rhine module. Look up the manual online for your motherboard at the manufacturer's website and it should tell you what type of ethernet is on the board.

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