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Old 09-08-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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unable to find drivers for MSI K9NGM

hi guys,
i am fairly new to configuring stuff on the linux platform, although i have been programming on the linux platform for a long time now. my problem with my latest configuration is i am not ablt to install the drivers for my on board ethernet, the hardware specifications are AMD athlon dual core 64 bit 3600+, MSI K9NGM NVIDIA MCP51G chipset , the board has in built ethernet card, i have dual operating systems, Win XP and Fedora Core 4 which i recently installed, i wanted to get online so i looked into Network Device control, which showed no Interfaces, then i went to System settings>Network> and tried to add the new hardware, but there are no drivers for the inbuilt card/board which i have, then i tried the manufacturers drivers cd, which doesnt have any linux drivers, plz let me know what to do...
Old 09-08-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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I couldn't find out whether FC4 supports your motherboard chip set. However there is a standard list of things to do to see if Linux recognises and initialises your hardware. Look for refrences to your embedded ethernet controller using various system resources as follows. Some of these may not be available for FC4. I don't run that distribution.

Enter the following commands, one at a time, at a terminal window command prompt. After entering each command look for references to your ethernet controller.

( This is a ring buffer containing system messages. If the system has been running for a while then boot messages will have been lost. )

( Actually this probably won't show you an embedded device. )

( Look for any references to eth0 or any eth device. )

Look in /var/log/messages.

Look in /var/log/boot.msg and or /var/log/boot.log. Look for something like this:
Setting up network interfaces:
lo IP address:
done eth0 device: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
eth0 configuration: eth-id-00:0f:b5:8d:cb:2f
eth0 (DHCP) . <notice>pidofproc: dhcpcd 2590
IP/Netmask: / done
Setting up service network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .done
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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i did all you said.... but no where could i find what you asked me to look for.....i appreciate your help buddy!!!
Old 09-09-2006, 06:47 AM   #4
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tried contacting MSI customer support, no reply from their side yet!!!


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