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Old 12-01-2007, 08:59 AM   #1
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Lightbulb ?Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Description: ?RTL8139D [Realtek] PCI 10/10

I have an ethernet card by Vendor: ?Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Description: ?RTL8139D [Realtek] PCI 10/100BaseTX ethernet adaptor.
No linux distro support it (I think so as it did not work with ubuntu/kubuntu). It works with mandriva 2008, but unfortunately the printer server CUPS can not be installed with the installation cd and to my surprize, even the net based installer did not allow CUPS to be selected, producing error, package database is locked.

Kindly suggest another distro which i can install on i86 to work with this network card.

I do not like mandriva for some unknown reasons!

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Perhaps you can ask the manufacturer?
Old 12-02-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by vbanait View Post
No linux distro support it (I think so as it did not work with ubuntu/kubuntu). It works with mandriva 2008
Sorry I really do not understand this comment - you say that no Linux distribution supports this card, and then quote one which does support it. Which is it?

If is a common realtek chip, then practically every distribution will support it. There may be an issue about getting the driver installed correctly, maybe if you have other networking hardware in the box which is somehow confusing the installation program, but otherwise the realtek stuff 'just works' (after a lot of work by volunteers).

I do not like mandriva for some unknown reasons!
I can't help you with that.
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Realtek cards can "not be recognised by linux", especially if you dual-boot windows, but this is easily solved.
See this thread, the solution is in post #7


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