LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
CyBeRRaT
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
mandrake 10.0 network card


EDIT:
finally, I managed to get mandrake installed and running KDE

But I have one big problem, mandrake can not detect the right network card.

I'm using the onboard LAN on my ASUS K8N-DELUXE motherboard. what driver should I select from the manual installation screen?

TNX!

Last edited by CyBeRRaT; 10-23-2004 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 30
Re: mandrake 10.0 network card

Quote:
Originally posted by CyBeRRaT
EDIT:
finally, I managed to get mandrake installed and running KDE

But I have one big problem, mandrake can not detect the right network card.

I'm using the onboard LAN on my ASUS K8N-DELUXE motherboard. what driver should I select from the manual installation screen?

TNX!
did your mobo drivers CD come with a NIC card install drivers, I know my ASUS P4P800 - Deluxe came with a linux driver for my 3Com gigabit ethernet card, although it still uses a generic driver (Sk98lin or something like that)
 
Old 10-23-2004, 06:29 PM   #3
CyBeRRaT
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
yes, my motherboard came with drivers, bur only for the 2.4 kernel. and mandrake 10 has 2.6...
I tried them anyway, but they didn't work...

I also just tried the sk98lin driver, but no good either. my pc still says there is no lan card
 
Old 10-23-2004, 09:15 PM   #4
opjose
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Outlying D.C.
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 2,090

Rep: Reputation: 46
What are the NAMES of the driver files provided for the 2.4 kernel?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:58 AM   #5
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 30
not sure what NIC card you have on board, I have a 3com.

Tried to lookup the drivers on the Asus site, You have a K8N-E Deluxe right? I saw 32bit/64bit drivers on there, but they didn't specify what for.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:56 AM   #6
CyBeRRaT
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by opjose
What are the NAMES of the driver files provided for the 2.4 kernel?
NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk82up_2.4.18_6.athlon.rpm
NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk90up_2.4.19_16.athlon.rpm
NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk91up_2.4.21_0.13.athlon.rpm
NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk92up_2.4.22_10.athlon.rpm
NVIDIA_nvaudio-1.0-0274.athlon.rpm

this are the drivers I think I can use. other drivers are for other distributions like redhat
 
Old 10-24-2004, 11:35 AM   #7
opjose
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Outlying D.C.
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 2,090

Rep: Reputation: 46
Eh, I'm looking for the names of the drivers in the files you downloaded to try to determine what type of hardware the NIC uses.

I wasn't really looking for the video stuff.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 11:57 AM   #8
CyBeRRaT
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
are those drivers not included in that file?
it's an ASUS K8N-E deluxe motherboard with onboard gigabyte-lan. it has the nforce chipset.

ain't that the correct ones?

EDIT:
this is the link: http://www.asus.com.tw/support/downl...xe&Type=Latest

Last edited by CyBeRRaT; 10-24-2004 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 12:21 PM   #9
opjose
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Outlying D.C.
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 2,090

Rep: Reputation: 46
I don't see any NIC drivers there.

Where are the NIC drivers that have been spoken of?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 11:05 AM   #10
CyBeRRaT
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
it's an NFORCE motherboard, I thought they would be included into that packet...


It may also be an other problem: I'm behind a router. can this be the problem? I can't find any drivers for it (it's an SMC 7004 ABR)
 
Old 10-25-2004, 11:50 AM   #11
opjose
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Outlying D.C.
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 2,090

Rep: Reputation: 46
NFORCE is the motherboard's main "chipset".

That is this is a large integrated IC which contains all of the electronics which used to take an entire system board's full of other IC's to do.

This includes things like serial ports, parallel ports, northbridge and southbridge chips, PCI, AGP, etc.

It does not however incorporate the NIC cards which are seperate entities and chips/IC's on your motherboard.

If Linux cannot autodetect the NIC card you need to find out what the motherboard has integrated into it.

Usually this information is available on the specs pages of your motherboard's user manual.

See if you can dig this stuff up.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:01 AM   #12
CyBeRRaT
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
the manual says it's a

Marvell 88E1111 Gigabit LAN PHY

I was a bit confused because the drivers on the cd-rom where also called nforce drivers, and when I installed them, the LAN card was detected
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:57 PM   #13
opjose
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Outlying D.C.
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 2,090

Rep: Reputation: 46
Ok I've searched around and it is unlikely that you will find Linux support for this interface for a while.

The manufacturer is not forthcoming with specs and details and at the same time there is no equivalent driver that supports this NIC.

I haven't been able to find anything on the kernel sites indicating current developement either.

You may want to invest in a cheap nic card to plug into one of the PCI slots for the time being.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:06 PM   #14
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by opjose
Ok I've searched around and it is unlikely that you will find Linux support for this interface for a while.

The manufacturer is not forthcoming with specs and details and at the same time there is no equivalent driver that supports this NIC.

I haven't been able to find anything on the kernel sites indicating current developement either.

You may want to invest in a cheap nic card to plug into one of the PCI slots for the time being.
prolly the best idea. A good realtec chipset, or maybe a 3Com.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:25 PM   #15
opjose
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Outlying D.C.
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 2,090

Rep: Reputation: 46
Yeah a 20.00 nic is far less painful.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mandrake 10.0 boot prob Bushie Linux - Hardware 1 10-22-2004 12:32 PM
mandrake 9.2-installing winxp prob slickrick Linux - Newbie 2 11-23-2003 04:09 PM
prob with mplayer GUI ksd Slackware 1 10-10-2003 11:53 PM
Mandrake 8.1 Startup Prob shusseina Linux - General 4 01-24-2003 05:28 PM
mplayer Gui prob. jatt Linux - Software 1 10-17-2002 02:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration