Ok, I'm having problems installing RH8 on my sony vaio picturebook. I bet the problem is more generic that this, however.
After the install, any time I try to insert the module driver fro my nic, which happens to be 8139too, modprobe tells me that it fails.
Ok, so I recompiled ther kernel, but built this module directly into the kernel, guessing that the distribution module needed to be recompiled for my system.
But, I can not start up my card. Initialization always fails. If i look at the results of kudzu -p, it tells me that the driver for my realtek nic is ... *disabled* ...
even though my kernel compile went through, and my new kernel is bootable.
Is this a hardware issue? I have diabled plug-and-play in my BIOS, is there something else in the bios that might be preventing the nic from working? I do know that when I'm booting from my XP partition, the nic works fine.