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Old 09-14-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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internet connection


I'm a real newbie to linux. I have Red hat 8.0 and want to connect o the internet using my onboard nvidia nforce MCP networking adaptor. When I use the wizzard to set up an ethernet connection my card does not show on the list. I think it's Linux compatible but and don't have any drivers and there is no spot to choose a different card other than what's in the list. Ho wdo I go about this? any help would be appreciated.

Old 09-14-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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ask on nVidia website/ support site. You'll be useful just for asking for a driver.
Old 09-14-2003, 03:04 PM   #3
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the appropriate rpm for redhat 8.0 is on the list
as are instructions for installation
Old 09-14-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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To see if Linux has detected your network card, open a terminal and type:
dmesg | grep eth[0-9]
Old 09-14-2003, 05:26 PM   #5
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thanks for everyones help. I downloaded the rpm and have spent the last hour trying to open my f---ing floppy drive. I think i got close but it said I didn't have the propper application to do so.

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to open a floppy drive, go into a konsole or terminal and type mount /dev/fd0 and u should get an icon on your desktop u can click on and open your rpm

if u get a message asking to specify a folder, do mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy, assuming u have the folder /mnt/floppy already made; then just go into that directory and find your rpm

to install the rpm, go into the directory of the file and do rpm -ivh blablabanameoffile.rpm

when u see 2 100% signals, do modprobe nameofdriver, then ifconfig eth0 up


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