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I'm a relative newbie to the Linux world. I have tinkered around with it in the pas but I am by no means a expert. Here are my specs:
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
NVIDIA® NForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T Chipset
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 2.13ghz
Dual LAN with Gigabit
My problem is this:
While doing the install at the point where it probes my system for a network card, the computer will lock up. My motherboard has dual lan so I suspect that may be the issue for the lockup.
My next option was to skip the NiC probe during install and install the NIC manually. I downloaded the correct drivers from Asus's website, and read the instructions that went with it. I was presented with the following instructions:
Compile/use the driver as a module
To compile the driver, go to the directory /usr/src/linux and
execute the command "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig" and proceed
When i do this I just get an error message, and also the path /usr/src/ exists but not /usr/src/linux and I'm not sure why.
My second option in the same document is this:
Load the module manually
To load the module manually, proceed as follows:
1. Enter "modprobe sk98lin".
When I do this it just says sk98lin doesnt exist.
The file I downloaded that is supposed to be the driver contains the following text. This may help someone in figuring out what I should do.
I just need to get either or working. I don't care which one. I have a NAT box setup this is just my research machine. I just need it to get a NIC installed and have it grab an IP address of the NAT box.
Originally posted by Virus860 I just need to get either or working. I don't care which one. I have a NAT box setup this is just my research machine. I just need it to get a NIC installed and have it grab an IP address of the NAT box.
That it actually has detected my card and it is probably usuable. Which leads me to my next question. How do I configure all the good stuff (DHCP client, DNS, gateway etc.) either on a command line or in XWIN.
The "Galileo Technology Ltd" device is the gigabit ethernet controller, for the nforce one you need to have the latest slackware kernel and use the "forcedeth" module, or try the nvnet module from nvidia.
Hmm now I'm starting to think that my card is not detected because when I try to add the default route to the gateway it just says SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable. I'm probably overlooking something obvious so any help on that would be great.
I added my dns server address name in the resolv.conf file as well as added my gateway in the hosts file (not sure if i was supposed to do that or not) and it does not help me any.
I dont have this directory and file etc/sysconfig/network for some reason.
dhcleint gives me a message of 'No Broadcaste interfaces found - exiting'
Any hints anyone can give me on how to solve my problem would be greatly appreciated.