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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
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 08-24-2011 at 10:27 PM.
it does not give any idea of network adaptor which is built into the winfast/foxcon motherboard.
Are you sure the card works?
Perhaps the card is disabled in the bios?
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/
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0
If I may make a humble suggestion? Get an other network card.
Probably the easiest solution.
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0
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.
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.
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...
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
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 08-27-2011 at 12:29 PM.