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Old 10-14-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hello. I am new to Linux (as in I just installed it last night) and I have been having lot's of trouble getting connected to the internet with it. I built my own computer recently and I used the Asus P4C800-E deluxe motherboard. It has Intel CSA Gigabit LAN 1000/100 built into it so I don't use a seperate NIC card. Redhat Linux 8.0 does not support this right off the bat, so what I want to know is where can I find these drives, and after I find them how do I install them. Thank you very much for putting up with a newbie question.
Old 10-15-2003, 01:40 AM   #2
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Not necessarily the best answer, but: first, have you tried using Redhat 9.0? You can d/l it for free, and there may be improvements in it that avoid this issue. Second, if you've got a spare NIC, have you tried using it? On one of my dual boot machines I've got a similar issue, where my Intel mobo has a built in network connection, which works perfectly with Linux but XP refuses to see it. My point is just that using a separate NIC card might be a useful temporary solution. In any case, as long as you're not married to Redhat 8, you might want to give Redhat 9 a shot. As a side note, sometimes it almost seems that you're better off using non-cutting edge HW with Linux, because it can take a little time for support to catch up. In any event good luck with it. -- J.W.
Old 10-15-2003, 03:49 AM   #3
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RH 8 won't recognize that card, so you will have to download separate drivers. Asus has network drivers for the Intel chipsets on their web site; check them out. I haven't installed them myself, so I don't know what hoops you have to jump through.
Old 10-15-2003, 04:18 AM   #4
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Intel does drivers for most of their cards
or you can try they do a lot
of network drivers for many cards.

If you get the intel drivers they have some funky software
to go with it too, for nic failover etc.


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