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hi guys i am still in the process of lerning linux, iam not able to install network card on my machine below is the config of my machine
gigabyte G31M-ES2l -- motherboard
it uses realtek 8168 network card and i am using redhat 9
please guys i desperately need this to be working i have got lot more things which are pending for me to practice plz help
Spell out your words and write clearly, please.
First, RedHat 9 is ancient...not surprised at ALL that modern hardware isn't working. Get the current release of Fedora or CentOS, and install it, and chances are your problems will disappear. Practicing anything on such an old version of Linux is pointless...would be like learning Windows 95. If you insist on staying with a very old version, then how about posting actual DETAILS?? Telling us "not able to install", gives us nothing to go on...what error(s) are you seeing, where?
i have been told by tutor who is well known in the linux industry that most of th linux servers are using redhat 9
Oh?? Who is the all-knowing 'tutor'? Since he's so well known, we'd surely we'd know his name here, right??
And your tutor is very, VERY mistaken. RedHat 9 was released 8 years ago, and has been unsupported and un-updated for several years. Do you honestly think that most of the 'linux servers' in the world are running old, buggy, and insecure versions of servers, when there are freely available, up to date, and secure options??
If you don't want to update, fine...but don't lie about your reasons. No tutor, professor, or teacher (unless they were MASSIVELY unqualified), would tell you that RedHat 9 is still a good OS to use. Again, tell us EXACTLY what the error(s) are, where you're seeing them, and what you've tried, and perhaps we can help. However, it is VERY doubtful, given the age of your OS, that modern hardware would be supported without a HUGE effort.
have you tried downloading the drivers for your NIC? I dont know if they are available, but you should look around first. while posting a question here, it is best to list out the things you've done to try to solve your problem, that way we'll not end up asking you to repeat what you've already done.
the trouble with using old versions of distributions is that when you try to run new hardware/software on them you'll find the libraries present on these distributions to be obsolete, for instance what if the driver you are trying to compile needs a much newer version on gcc than whats available? you would probably try installing a newer version of gcc first, but then you'll realize that the newer version of gcc needs a whole set of new libraries to be present...see the point? this is why ppl are asking you to use a distribution that is "current".