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GeForce 7xxx cards have support from the nv driver. If gutsy won't autodetect this, then you will have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf by hand. You will probably want to use the nvidia propietary drivers which come on the install disk ... use the restricted drivers mannager once you have a desktop.
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc.: Unknown device 001c (rev 01)
... this is a wifi card - might work with the madwifi driver.
Acer and many other manufacturers has been using the 5007EG recently, it isn't supported unless you use the svn release with a special patch. I have one, I am still using ndiswrapper because the light won't work right with madwfi yet.
Last edited by elliott678; 12-21-2007 at 05:45 AM.
I downloaded the required driver from nVidia & installed nv-suse10-2.6.13-15.i686.rpm, it got installed without a hitch. Then went to /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/kernel/drivers/net/ and did:
no error or conflict till here. But ifconfig remained same i.e.
Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0
a)I downloaded the wrong driver.
b)It didn't gt installed correctly.
Point b)Seems unlikely to be true.
Post installation I also did following:
YaST --> Network Devices --> Network Card to configure the network interface. Since the ethernet device didn't appear on the list, I clicked 'Add', and entered the module name as 'forcedeth'. Then clicked 'Next' and thn I entered my IP address,DNSs details etc. When I restarted I was back to square one. NO NETWORK!