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Old 08-24-2011, 03:10 PM   #31
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Okay, hang on, wait...there may be an other option: the wrapper. Unknown terrain for me, but I think it may just work as this seems to allow you to use the windows driver.

Fire up the network wizard again, and "load module" and select the tab "ndiswrapper", you need to know where the inf file is.
You'll get a wise warning: there can only be one driver. You may just need to continue. The next step WILL break my system...

Watching on, though

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:33 AM   #32
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it does not give any idea of network adaptor which is built into the winfast/foxcon motherboard.
Some thoughts:
Are you sure the card works?
Perhaps the card is disabled in the bios?
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I would suggest to find out which network card you are using.
Then you can look for drivers and/or howto's for your card or browse the hcl list:
http://linuxhcl.com/


Kind regards

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:45 AM   #33
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it does not give any idea of network adaptor which is built into the winfast/foxcon motherboard.
What model board is it?

If I can get the board model number, then getting the make/model of the onboard networking chip is easy.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 07:07 AM   #34
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hi cascade9 the info from the mobo is "Foxconn WinFast K7S741MG Motherboard for AMD Socket 462 CPU (K7S741MB6L"
 
Old 08-25-2011, 07:17 AM   #35
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I prefer Centos, if you want Redhat replica
 
Old 08-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #36
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hi cascade9 the info from the mobo is "Foxconn WinFast K7S741MG Motherboard for AMD Socket 462 CPU (K7S741MB6L"
K7S741MG-6L-

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/en-us/...D=en-gb0000001

Foxconn doesnt actually list the exact networking chip, but from digging around it seems to be a SiS900/Realtek.

This might be useful for somebody else trying to help the OP-

http://www.brownhat.org/sis900.html

I'll see if any of the boards I have around here are using the same or a similar setup.

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:56 AM   #37
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I have had many happy years of linux on my 2000 Dell LS with 256 mb ram, it seems to run the best with Mandriva
2008.1 (Spring) I have even used it to learn setting up VNCserver VNCviewer NFS etc. Its slow (of course) but it works.
 
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Thanks cascade9 interesting sites but neither had an actual driver just patches.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 12:31 PM   #39
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If I may make a humble suggestion? Get an other network card. I did an experiment on an exotic machine...would you believe it: no NIC detected.

I've put a One NIC in there and...floop, the thing is online in no time...

Bottom line, the on-board stuff is not that hot...

Still following your progress, by the way.

Thor
 
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:17 AM   #40
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Thanks cascade9 interesting sites but neither had an actual driver just patches.
Sorry, but finding a single driver (non-windows) for that networking setup isnt going to happen...as far as I know anyway.

I only listed that page becuase it had some info on the PHY transceivers, somebody else might have been able to figure out what you needed to do.

I had a look at the SiS chipset boards I have, they are all 6XX or 7XX chipsets, not 9XX.

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If I may make a humble suggestion? Get an other network card.
Probably the easiest solution.

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Bottom line, the on-board stuff is not that hot...
It can be OK, but onboard stuff can also be total junk. SiS has never had a great reputation for quality onboard parts with its chipsets. Mainly because the SiS chipset boards were always 'budget' options, the manufacturer would rather use the cheapest NIC, sound chip, etc. they can with SiS boards.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 07:48 AM   #41
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I am now fitting a pci network card, as suggested by Thor, and also fitting a graphic card which should improve the available ram which is now 512MB. Once I get it running correctly I will then need to find out how to use it being a completely windows user for many years now. Thanks for the help so far.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #42
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SiS has never had a great reputation for quality onboard parts with its chipsets.
With ya all the way, the reason I just had to install a different NIC? SiS board. MacPup (THE artist in hardware snooping, we'll all agree) did'nt get to grips with the video, so, it figures...
This will stop as soon as people become willing to dish out just that little bit more cash for something decent...
Oh well...

@ Howa69rd

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Once I get it running correctly I will then need to find out how to use it being a completely windows user
Aahhhh, you spelt windows with a non-capital... , thanks. I'm excited...dont worry, Linux is stable enough not to pop its suspenders...unlike the "other one"...

As faR as the video goes, you'll have to re-run the setup, found in the familiar place menu-Applications-Setup-Personalise (third one from the top) and hit the Xorg wizard...

As far as using it...it's simple. We'll click ya tru it, dont worry

Cool....

Thor

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:49 PM   #43
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Do I have to run it from the installation cd or from the prog itself? I am not near the pup pc today
 
Old 08-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #44
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Do I have to run it from the installation cd or from the prog itself? I am not near the pup pc today
Nono...Linux in ON the PC now, so, there's no more need for the CD...

You'll have noticed the start menu as you power up the PC, well, that's it. Select the first option, let the thing boot up and you're there.

Everything you need is in there. And, if there's stuff you still need, you can install it, straight from the Internet.

Howto : Menu-Applications-Setup-"Puppy Package Manager" the fourth one from the top. In the next screen, just select what you want, and follow the lead...

Hey, you've called it the "pup pc" , it's grown on you already

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #45
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Thanks Thor I have a collection of pc's at the moment and need to call them something to remember what they are for.
 
  


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