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I seem to be having driver issues for my on-board RTL8101 nic. First I had to give it a MAC address using macchanger to get it to work, then it freezes up my UBUNTU 8.10 distro every time I try to download a file or browse the net. Load is the RTL8139c driver by default. BTW, I have to give it a MAC address every time I boot, is there a work around for this? Thanks for your help.
Thanks for your response. I have searched the M/B web site (Gigabyte) and they only have Winduh's drivers. Realtek says that the proper driver is 'built into the kernel'. I thought that it was driver related too, can you point me to another driver?
amani, thanks for your response. The problem solved itself. It turns out that the on-board LAN in question was failing....it finally quit working all together, no led or anything. I got a cheap one at a local retailer and UBUNTU picked it right up and it works fine. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.