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I'm brand new to linux, but not in any way new to computers. I do lots of web design, so have limited experience with the linux shell, and the file system. I was able to successfully get my Geforce 7800 gt card working with openSUSE by downloading and installing drivers. I tried to do the same with my Nvidia ethernet ports... but that hasn't worked yet. I am dual booting Windows XP Pro and openSUSE 10.2.
I am on a University campus network.
In windows, ipconfig /all reveals that I have DHCP enabled... so I enabled it in linux as well. I tried installing the forcedeth drivers, but that seemed to make no change, whereas installing the video card drivers immediately fixed everything in that departement. I really don't know how to check if the drivers installed correctly, and I can't seem to find any info online about it. The eth0 and eth1 ports both show up in Networks, but neither indicate being plugged in... and I am not sure which is which. Both are enabled. Both are onboard Nvidia ethernet ports on my mobo... work fine in Windows. But no matter how I change my settings (static ip, dhcp), it doesn't seem to work (aka i load firefox and get "page not found").
Anyone got any ideas? Pretty desperate to get this working. I hate doing web design in windows. I need KATE!
MCP55 chipset (yours) uses the forcedeth drivers, yes.
ifconfig says that the nics are running, but no IP is assigned.
The ifup output confirms this, and that they are configured correctly for DHCP.
... presumably, this is not at the same time - attempting to access the university net through both nics simultaneously would need extra routing.
lsmod says that the forcedeth driver is loaded and running properly.
Okay, I ran the commands, and when i did ifdown -a, it told me -a was not a valid argument.
ifup -v eth0 tole me that eth0 was not configured. sorry, i don't have a copy of the output, as i don't have a fat32 drive to save it to, i'd have to burn it to a cd >.< I also contacted our technology support desk, and they told me that it was something wrong with my configuration. Many people are apparently successfully running linux on our network.