Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I know this is going to sound really pathetic, but I'm having a MAJOR problem installing Debian Woody because the installation procedure refuses to recognize my Netgear FA310TX card. I have installed Debian a few times before (I think with this same card), and never had a problem.
During the installation procedure, when I am selecting the device drivers, none of the drivers seem to work. I know the tulip driver should work, but the driver installation fails.
I have tried using the pci-scan and using that seems to work at first (eth0 goes on the list of network adapters) but the network configuration fails everytime (both automatic, and manual). I have even tried compiling and installing the tulip driver myself, but I end up with about ten errors that I can't seem to fix. I read another post about someone with a similar compilation problem in Debian, but that didn't seem to really help my specific situation. (sorry for not including the specific error information, I'm at work and don't have access to my machine)
Any ideas on why the Debian install process might not recognize my card???? Any ideas on what other steps to take??
If anyone else out there has a silimar problem, I found out that it is
A) Very difficult to find a solution
B) VERY easy to fix once you do!!
Apparently there is some problem with the Debian installer that will result in strange errors with PCI devices (especially NIC's) when your BIOS option PlugAndPlayOS is set to `Yes'. Make sure this is set to `No' and you shouldn't run into this!!