Originally Posted by stress_junkie
Are you saying that the Ethernet and audio don't work under Linux? Have you tried a live CD/DVD to see what happens? I would expect that most Linux distributions have something that will work with just about any Ethernet NIC. The Realtek is probably an AC97 circuit which probably will also have a driver in most Linux distributions.
you mean to say that i shud try all the different drivers that came along with linux, and also i have seen that couple of others are having problem with this board, in finding the drivers....just another question what is an AC97 circuit and how do i know if the one on this board is the same circuit or not... i tried installing different drivers but still my audio card is not recgnised, and also i found some drivers, which i tried compiling, like there was this 8139t00.c... but i couldnt compile it,... i was supposed to compile the Makefile which was also available with that program, i did exactly as it was said .... edited the path according to my config before i compiled... but there were so many errors.... not with the path, but some undefined variables.... so , right now am kinda confused ,, wht to do........