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Old 04-23-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
david_fadjar
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Installing Suse for Onboard LAN/Modem - USB


I have tried to put details of my hardware specification and the result of my lspci queries on hardware posting, but so far I do not have any reply. I read others have relatively similar problem with onboard LAN and nvidia driver, however I do not understand what all of that is about.

Can anybody help me with my problem? Details of my spec and lspci result can be searched by typing search user name david_fadjar. Thanks a lot for your help. It has been months and I have not been able to use it. And now they released SUSE 9, and I am using old version Suse, and it is not working.... It is very sad....

Thanks people...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Go to the Nvidia site, read careful, get the suse 9 driver safe it .
Order yast to install it.

Keep the driver in a safe place, sometimes after un update you have to reinstall the driver.

Another option :
Go to the bios, switch the nvidia port off. Buy a cheap realtek card (about 10euro).
Install it restart the system - no drivers needed (suse installs them for you).

USB generaly should not be a problem. I have a CDWR with USB , a HD with USB
Cardreader with USB some sticks with USB all functioning in SUSE 8.2 and 9.
Only one stick (2.0) does not function right (I will have to wait for the new kernel).

A new suse does not help you with NVIDIA. That problem is the work of NVIDIA. They will only provide there own drivers, so you have 2 choices.

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Old 12-14-2004, 12:59 AM   #3
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Well, the ethernet card (network card) is onboard, so I do not have any specific driver to install it. The only one I used is for windows xp, provided by Gigabyte when I purchased the motherboard. It can instantly recognise sound card, usb ports and ethernet card (all onboard). So, so far my Suse is a total failure still. I have fedora core 2 at the moment, but still do not have time to try installing it yet.

Thanks for the reply. I figured I might be better off using opensource like fedora compared to Suse... they do not provide any support anymore for Suse 8 (Ibought that when they released suse 9 already and closed the support for suse 8. A real dissapointment because I bought it on a book store, I thought it was the latest release, not knowing they released suse 9 already.)
 
Old 12-16-2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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Originally posted by david_fadjar
Well, the ethernet card (network card) is onboard, so I do not have any specific driver to install it. The only one I used is for windows xp, provided by Gigabyte when I purchased the motherboard. It can instantly recognise sound card, usb ports and ethernet card (all onboard). So, so far my Suse is a total failure still. I have fedora core 2 at the moment, but still do not have time to try installing it yet.

Thanks for the reply. I figured I might be better off using opensource like fedora compared to Suse... they do not provide any support anymore for Suse 8 (Ibought that when they released suse 9 already and closed the support for suse 8. A real dissapointment because I bought it on a book store, I thought it was the latest release, not knowing they released suse 9 already.)
There is no need to buy. You can download the startup from the site of Suse. Next you start up with this and get the whole version from their site(9.2) or so. There are some things that you can't download because of rights, but that's no trouble. Find yourself an rpm site and download everything you need.

Have a lot of fun

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Old 01-28-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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A new way of asking, chipset software installation utility.

I tried to change OS from XP to Linux. I tried both Suse Pro9.1 and Fedora Core 2. Both linux OS cannot recognise my "ONBOARD Modem".

This problem also occured when I first installed WinXP, however this problem is fixed because the Motherboard manufacturer (Gigabyte) provided a CD that contain 'Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility version 5.0.1.1015'. This installation program (whose name I found out only recently), seemed to provide access so that windows can recognise some new hardware, including the onboard modem. There is also a patch in that CD that recognises my USB connection (not USB device, but the USB port).

1. So the question really is 'Is there any linux version for this intel chipset software installation utility version 5.0.1.1015'?

2. I received a file e1000-4.4.12.tar to solve the problem. Is it the right patch/replacement to the Chipset software installation utility above?

3. I tried to install the tar file above, but when I proceed to the 'make install' command as directed, the computer said no such bash command exist in Suse. In the readme file I was asked to untar the file (success), then change to the src follder of that file. In that folder there is a number of files, among them the Makefile. Is that a defect in the tar file or the defect is in Suse and FC2, that they cannot recognise the 'make file' command?

for your convenience I put a detailed specification of my computer as found in the Device Manager's XP.
Computer
Disk drives
Display adapters
Dvd/CDrom
Floppy disk controllers
Floppu disk drives
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
IEEE 1394 bus host controllers
Texas instrument OHCI compliant IEEE 1394
Keyboards
Mice and other pointing devices
Modems
Soft92V Data fax modem
Monitors
Network adapters
1394 net adapter
Intel pro 100 VE Network connection
Ports (COM and LPT)
Processors
Sound video and game controllers
System devices
ACPI fixed feature button
Direct memory access controller
Intel 8280 IEB LPC interface controller
Intel 8280 IEB PCI bridge
Intel 8280 SMBus controller
Intel 8280 Firmware hub device
Intel 82865G/PE processor to AGP controller
Intel 82665G\PE\P processor to I/O controller
Universal serial bus controllers
Intel 8280 IEB USB universal host controller
(24d2,24d4,24d7,24de)

Thank you very much for your kind help. I do not understand what was happening to my computer so I think it was to do with the graphic card... So it should really be a linux version of Intel Chipset software installation utility version 5.0.1.1015. I send a similar question to intel's customer service... but until now they have not answered.

So much appreciated if you could provide me with some answer.

Cheers,

David
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:28 PM   #6
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Re: A new way of asking, chipset software installation utility.

1. So the question really is 'Is there any linux version for this intel chipset software installation utility version 5.0.1.1015'?

I am not familiar with the board so I don't know.

2. I received a file e1000-4.4.12.tar to solve the problem. Is it the right patch/replacement to the Chipset software installation utility above?

See one, you should read the instructions or make a Goggle.

3. I tried to install the tar file above, but when I proceed to the 'make install' command as directed, the computer said no such bash command exist in Suse. In the readme file I was asked to untar the file (success), then change to the src follder of that file. In that folder there is a number of files, among them the Makefile. Is that a defect in the tar file or the defect is in Suse and FC2, that they cannot recognise the 'make file' command?

It seems, that you are not in the right map while executing the command.. = no such bash command= indicates that the computer is looking for a BASH command.

There is a lot of info about make (man files in your OS) or just make a google and know what you are doing and where to execute the command.

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