I just installed Mandrake 9.0 last night because I'm trying to become more proficient with unix/solaris/Linux. I'm still a nub only thing I've really done with Solaris is do backups for a server farm.
On to the problem... So I install Mandrake 9.0. I go to configure the NIC card which is a Nforce2 MCP NIC. Built on from my FIC AU11 Motherboard. Nforce2 chipset.
It does not recognize it. So I am thinking ok this is no big deal I'll just reboot and go into windows and hitup the Nvidia website and get the linux drivers.... Simple enough right. So I go to the Nvidia site and get the RPM package to install into linux. Restart go into Linux and install the package. Ok it recognizes the RPM as a audio driver. But in the installation instructions it says its a Audio, GPL and NIC Card driver. I could never get it to recognize it so I figure well I'll download the update surely the update will fix this problem.
Next morning after the updates we're downloaded through the night. I burn the ISO's and install mandrake 9.1 It recognizes every device printer and scanner blah blah blah. It recognizes my nic ward WooHoo!!!! So I go to the connection wizard to confirm that I have connection. I set it up in expert mode to be a dhcp client. Says it sees my nic card. Then I click next and it says unable to locate network interface card. I worked with this for about 3 hours this morning and couldn't find any documentation to help me out. Either I was looking in the wrong place (Which is probably very likely) or no one else has ever had this problem (Which I find to be highly unlikely).
Can any of of you Linux guru's help me out?
I would be very appreciative