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Old 06-09-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
KenVandergriff
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Making Netgear FA311 nic work with Red Hat


I just installed Red Hat. My PC has a Netgear FA311v2 nic installed. Which driver do I use? How do I install it? Thanks
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:47 PM   #2
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www.google.com/linux

Do a search and you might find the drivers for the card you are using. If I remember correctly. I was using the same card with a Redhat distro but that was years ago. You will probably have to download and update the driver.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
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Redhat

When you say that you installed redhat today - I am hoping that you meant Fedora Core & not one of the Redhat 7, 8, or 9 distro's !!

There have been 5 Fedora Core distributions since Redhat, which makes Redhat rather out of date !!

The latest version is Fedora Core 5.

I hope I don't have the wrong end of the stick here.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
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Getting up to date

I actually installed Red Hat 7. So, maybe my first step needs to be getting a later version?? I am totally new to Linux and am somewhat overwhelmed by what appears to be many different versions or varieties. So what do I need to install to be 'up to date' and where do I get it?
 
Old 06-10-2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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i have that card. it's a spare right now, but iirc, the correct module for it is called natsemi. you can try # modprobe natsemi to see if it loads. lsmod will list whether it's loaded.

but yes, you need a more up to date distro than RH7. that is way old! look on distrowatch.com for different distros you might try, or if you want to stick with redhat, just get fedora core.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 02:08 AM   #6
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If you are really new to linux, I strongly recommend going to your nearest large bookstore (which has a whole computing section) and buy the 1000 page book which has the linux on DVD/CD. I have Fedora 5 Bible ($77 AUD) by Chris Negus & FC 3 Unleashed by Bill Ball & Hoyt Duff. The FC3 unleashed would be better for new people - maybe the are close to bring out the same thing for FC5?

If you buy the book, things will make a whole lot more sense.

Welcome to LQ, & have great fun with Linux.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #7
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Linux Books

I went to Books A Million yesterday and saw three or four books on Linux. One was a fedora book and it had a CD in the back that I think may have been distribution. I'll get back over there and buy one of those books.
 
  


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