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Old 07-02-2004, 08:13 AM   #1
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DamnSmallLinux Drivers

I need to know how to get my DamnSmallLinux to recognize my A7N8X-E Motherboard's Ethernet Adapter, because one of the main things I want to do in a LiveCD boot of DSL is browse the internet. Is there anyway to do this? Because clearly it doesn't recognize the Ethernet right off the bat... My sound fails to work as well. I'm sure its the fact that it has no driver support for my motherboard...

Has anyone else had this problem? How do I get around it?

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Old 07-04-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, dsl's kernel doesn't have your drivers (as I know), it's very heavy to solve this.
A solution can be, that you recompile the kernel with the neede drivers and remaster dsl. E.g.:
1. Install dsl to harddrive
2. On a "normal" distro compile the kernle, and the needed drivers (dsl partition/boot/.config, and kernel 2.4.22)
3. copy the Dsl's harddrive
4. Remaster
I think this is the only solution.
Old 07-29-2004, 05:40 AM   #3
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Crikey. Came here to find a solution to the same problem...
Old 08-05-2004, 05:02 PM   #4
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Use a driver disk

I'm not sure if dsl can use a USB keychain, if not then a floppy disk should work, but reason I bring this up is that you may be able to compile a driver for that network card, then put the module on a disk. Once dsl is up you just mount the disk, then modprobe the driver. I'm sorry that I can't provide specifics on how to do this, but hopefully that gets someone going in the right direction
Old 08-06-2004, 05:32 AM   #5
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i just wanted to vent for a moment. i'm sorry this has nothing to do with your problem, but i have the same motherboard. ASUS has given me more headaches than any other motherboard i have ever owned. i suggest anybody reading this NOT to buy an ASUS mobo because they are not LINUX friendly.

here's some reading material:

have a nice day,


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