Hi to all,
I used linux few times in my life, I started with old Red Hat version, I believe it was 4.0 more or less 10 year ago. From that moment, I tried to install it just to have a look to all new versions. I have to say that I always used Windows but now I finally decided to do the big step and to use Linux for all my activity.
Thourght these last years I could compile the kernel, but just one time and I could see other things about the power of linux. But now it is better to say that I am a newbie in fact I don't know anything and I am here to ask you to help me!
In the past I used Red Hat and I like it so yesterday I installed Fedora Core 1. I have a mainboard Gigabyte with LOM (Lan on mainboard) of 10/100/1000Mhz, I believe that it is a Marvell network device.
Well, I didn't have any problem about the installation but Linux dosen't see my network card.
Fedora Core 1 has the kernel version 2.4.22 and I think it is the problem!
But as I am not an expert I don't know exactly what should I do! I mean that I know that maybe if I compile a new kernel, for example 2.5 or 2.6, it will see my card. But I believe that I could add some patch (like a driver I think) to my actuall kernel to fix my problem.
I'd like to understand what it the step when, with linux, we have a problem with a device like this. What should I do excatly?