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Old 08-13-2004, 09:03 AM   #1
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Looking for a gigabit NIC for Fedora1


Hey all,

I'm looking to see if anyone has a recommendation on a good gigabit NIC that Fedora1 will natively support. It seems that most gig cards require a driver to be built against the kernel source, and each time you upgrade the kernel, the driver must be re-built. As this card is for a server, I'm trying to avoid the whole driver-reinstall every time a new kernel version comes out.

So, I'm hoping someone knows of a NIC I might be able to pick up that Fedora1 will have a driver built-in for.

Worst case, I can always try an upgrade to Fedora2, so if there is a gig card that will work natively with that distro, please suggest those as well.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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intel pro1000's work right out of the box
 
Old 08-13-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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intel pro1000's work right out of the box
Do you know which driver they use? I have an Intel Pro/1000 card installed into a Fedora 1 machine, and it didn't find it on it's own. I had to download and install the e1000 driver from Intel's site to get it working, which in turn needs to be re-installed every time a new kernel version comes out. I've started not updating the kernel on that machine for just that reason.. it's a hassle to have to remove the card each time, re-install, reboot, and reconfigure it when it's back up.

Maybe the Pro/1000 cards work right away in FC2 though?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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they have worked out of the box since 9 for me, never had to re-install a driver once.
 
  


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