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Old 09-05-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2007 beta - missing 3c509 net card

Tried the beta version of Mandriva 2007 and although I was able to get the 3d effects working (kind of neat and interesting), I've pretty much shelved this release. I have a 3 Com 3c509b network card. It works in all versions of Suse and even in Mandriva 2006...but 2007: no go.

Perhaps it was something I did (though I kind of doubt it as I tried reinstalling 3 times after re-downloading the distribution 2 times and checking signatures) and "No Joy" as we used to say.

Did this occur to anyone else or is their a way to get the driver as I particularly like the fact that installing the system is fairly quick.

Old 09-12-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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the 3c509 module is given inside, BUT whatever option you use it never work.

so first you have to do a modprobe 3c509

and then be able to run /etc/init.d/network start ... unsucessfuly

you can also do an

ifcfg eth0 up, and the link comes up on the hub, but when running

dhclient eth0 ... it never acquire its network address

and even setting manualy an IP address don't help, it can only be reached by itself (sic)

There also running service that cause the driver to hang when trying to modprobe it with a setup_irq irq_handler mismatch, but this can be corrected by running a minimum of services at system startup, and deactivating the network service (I guess)

Just to tell I already had a big trouble with this board when installing Vista b2, the driver wasn't provided at all ... after different tries, only the XP driver is working correcly with vista
Old 06-10-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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Question Mandriva 2007 missing modules

I had nothing but bad luck with Mandriva 2007 , Free version and Spring 2007. The install was crappy as it seemed that they left out a bunch of modules (bind and dhcp for internet sharing) and the install did not setup KDE application start properly as a number of the icons were unresponsive, I purchased a version of 2007 from Cheapbytes as well as but to no avail. The Free Spring cd on the Linux format magazine wasn't any better also. I am back to LE 2006 and seriously considering moving to Suse as the Mandriva support staff did not respond to my queries.

Has anyone had any luck with the 2007 version of this distro ?


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