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Old 10-09-2004, 01:32 AM   #1
philipbrown9
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network card info goes away in XP after booting back up from suse 9.1 pro


Just want to say I think this site is great. Thanks to all the people here. I've been interested in Linux for awhile,but not knowing much about programming. I've waited on a more user friendly version or until I learned a little more. I have a Compaq Presario S6900NX AMD 64bit 3200+ 1024 of 3200 DDR ram Not wanting to goof up anything I bought a 160 gig hard-drive to install suse. So far everything seems to be OK but when I boot back up to XP home on the other hard-drive I have to reconfigure my Internet connections. Still don't completely understand how to download and install new software. lol I know read the book. This is not a major problem. I'm sure after reading LOTS more threads here and reading up more I can get the hang of it. I'm just not used to command line stuff. No one I know uses Linux so it's abit different than I'm used to. If I watched someone use it,that would help. lol
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:12 AM   #2
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Well installing programs isn't bad with RPMs.

just type rpm -U program.rpm from the command line with root privileges and it should install.

As far as your network card goes, am I to understand you were working with Windows, on the net, then installed linux, got it on the net, and then rebooted windows but had no net?

What type of internet connection do you have?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 05:36 AM   #3
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I'm on cable using Motorola surfboard thru a Linksys router for my wireless laptop. I'm on the XP hard-drive now. But if I go to Suse, then boot back up into the XP hard-drive,I have to reinstall my drivers for net connection. I have nvida3 (I think) but after reinstalling my drivers, I put my configuration cd from my cable co in and reset it. Then I'm back on line again. When my cd looks for internet connection to configure connection it shows nvida and a 1394. I just click on the 1394 and it resets everything. Thanks for replying.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 12:29 AM   #4
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Well I called Compaq about the problem. The lady there just told me to open my computer and disconnect the 2nd H-D that has SuSe on it and use XP. SuSe support is closed on weekends, not much help there. Called my internet provider, he seemed the most intelligent person that I've actually talked to so far. He suggested calling Motorola to see if they had any issues with Linux. The lady there was very nice,checked and said no issues that they knew of. She's getting RedHat next week. She asked around in their tech department they think it a boot controller issue. Hopefully SuSe can help if they will.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 07:51 AM   #5
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well this is the first post i found that is close to my problem namely :
my auto detection of my router during windows boot goes away after a linux suse sesssion , i need to boot again in windows and then windows detects the router/lan configuration like it allways has.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:52 PM   #6
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My wireless router works OK. I have to reinstall the Nvidia network controler driver then reconfigure my card. It shows that I'm connected and sending and recieving. But if I open IE explorer can't find server. After reinstalling driver recofigue card everything is fine.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:36 AM   #7
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Think I got it worked out. BOOT INTO WINDOWS-SHUTDOWN MACHINE-BOOT BACK INTO WINDOWS ----THANKS To think afterall that e-mailing, making phone calls,I get a newbie like myself to figure it out. Thank you Soulie. That is what this place is all about.

Last edited by philipbrown9; 10-11-2004 at 12:55 AM.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 08:06 AM   #8
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Talking

newbies need to stick together lol , well isnt really a solution booting twice but maby one day a real solution will pop up somewhere
 
  


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