i m a windows user and i decided to switch to linux...
but i find that there are some issues very hard to deal with in linux.
i m a IT professional on networks and windows (...but newbie in linux).
for the moment i m trying to install my network(s) card(s) but with no results.
i ve got two cards: one wireless robotics 5416 pci turbo adapter and a built in network card realtek rtl8139/810x familly fast ethernet nic.
i installed mandrake 9.2 version on an amd 2500+.
the problem is:
first, the system apparently found the build in card but when i tried to configure and to launch a network connection nothing works. i can ping the 127.0.0.1 but when i m trying to ping my getaway it said: no network availlable. even when i tried to ping the address i gave to it it says the same:
i tried automatic and manual configs. nothing works.
second, i disabled in bios the network card and i only let the wireless one.
the system see it but it doesn t install it. i tried to install the drivers with driverloader-1.64_k2.4.22_10mdk-1mdk.i586.rpm but when it asked me for .inf file, i can t find it on windows cd because the setup program uses an .exe. installer.
i m desesperate... i d like to switch to linux but it s a new world... help me to succed please and i ll thanks the linux community...