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Old 06-23-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
Darunada
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MSI KT880 Delta (VIA KT880 Chipset) problems...


Hi everyone,

I have been using linux for a while, but it's still difficult for me. I have never had problems like these, which is understandable because I have never done this before!

I have been using Mandriva 2005LE for some time, however I was always using a partially broken motherboard. I decided it was finally time to fix my computer!

I purchased a MSI KT880 Delta motherboard, and a ATI Radeon X1300 video card, and rehooked up my computer using these components.

After some time, I got the computer to work again, except the sound and internet were broken. I had to reinstall a new kernel from the installation CD to get it to boot, and replace my xorg.conf file with xorg.conf.old to get KDE to start up.

After being frusturated with the internet not working (I really can't do anything without it!) I decided to try the one, as I saw it, "failsafe" method to fix it.

I formatted the computer, and installed from scratch.

So It installs properly (as far as I know!) until I get to the post-install configuration. The screen where you can configure everything from Timezone to video devices...

It says, "Sound Card - not configured" so I clicked configure! It tells me that there was no sound card detected and I should try harddrake after the install. The sound card is built into the motherboard, and I know it.

Next is video. "Graphical Interface - frame buffer" so I click configure. It asks me my graphics card. I selected all sorts, but none worked except the default that the installer chose, Vesa. I tried all the common sense ones, like radeon and ati. I think that this would work if I could install the ATI Propriatery driver on their website, but I cant do that until I get the internet on that computer....

The network also said "Not configured" so I clicked configure. I chose LAN as my connection type, and it asks me to manually install a driver. There's all sorts of them, and I tried both via-rhine and via-velocity thinking that because via is my chipset. Neither worked.





I am sure there are other problems below the surface of these, but these are a start... I would be happy to answer any of your questions, but please don't assume I know too much more than linux basics.

I am to the point of thinking that I need to get a different version of linux, or at least an updated version of Mandriva, to get support for this hardware.

Thank you very much!
Daru
 
Old 06-24-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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I have managed to get X to boot and get into KDE with the ATI propriatery drivers. Now if only I could get it to recognize the built-in internet...
 
Old 08-22-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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The post is a bit old but I think I can help since I have the same mobo.

Wich Kernel are you using?

I can configure correctly the ethernet onboard on kernel 2.6.

Just mark either as a module or built into the kernel:

Device Drivers -->Network Device Support

Then go in:

Ethernet 1000mbit -->VIA velocity support

That should be all! Sorry if I am missing something.

[From newbie to newbie xD]
 
Old 08-24-2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, but I determined that the motherboard came dead on arrival...


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