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Old 08-12-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
meanpplsuk
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Question DSL doesn't recognize my nic


MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum
Athlon 64 3500+
1GB RAM
Windows 2000 sp4

Configuration:
Cable modem-->Router-->Computer

Attempting:
USB--> Damn Small Linux

Source used:
althack *DOT COM* -->Device hacks-->usb device hacks-->How to run Linux on a USB drive


So I was checking out this Bio computer-on-a-stick (Fingergear *DOT COM*) and thought it was so cool. I wanted to make my own and followed the simple guide. I am not very familiar with linux, but everything looks good so far other than a few minor problems. The main one being, DSL is not recognizing my on board nic. This is the only computer I've tried it on, but I wanted to be able to stick it on any machine and have my own private computer (desktop settings/links/wallpaper) not to mention being able to utilze the computer's memory running faster on linux than windows.



Questions:

1) How do I install a driver that will support my on board nic
(Nvidia nforce)?

2) Would you suggest using another distro for this application?
 
Old 08-12-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Did you compile your own kernel? If not try using your own, that way you can make sure your drivers are there. The nvidia nic should be supported.
 
  


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