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Old 03-15-2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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Onboard features in P4S533 motherboard "disabled" in Red Hat 8.0

I just recently installed an ASUS P4S533 motherboard and Linux installed it OK, except the onboard ethernet and sound were either not found or configured by Kudzu. I've looked in the hwconf file that Kudzu uses, and it says that the drivers are "disabled". How do I get these features going in Linux? The two features are enabled in the BIOS and work OK in the Windows XP installations that shares the drive with the Red Hat installation.

Any and all tips and clues would be appreciated.
Old 03-16-2003, 02:35 AM   #2
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Will tell us what's onboard so we can track down what supports that board. Its a brand new board, and RH shipped a year old kernel with 8.0... (things slowdown while dev kernels are going), so there probably isn't default support in there for your kit... or kudzo just doesn't realize its generic.


Old 03-16-2003, 02:57 PM   #3
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Problem solved!

First, I should mention that the file given by the above poster is in fact a command to scan the PCI bus and tell you what is on it. In my Red Hat 8.0, it is actually found in /sbin/lspci.

I'm not sure what finegan above had in mind, but activating the ethenet device is very easy if you have the configuration tools installed on the desktop. There is actually a Network Device Control under the Systems Tools menu that will activate the device. It can also be activated from the Systems Settings -> Network window from my default desktop. So, my onboard ethernet at least is working, the sound can wait.

I confess I was a little spooked by these devices being 'onboard' (integrated with the motherboard).


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