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Old 05-20-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon & Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Rev. 4 Network not recognized

Seems like a lot of folks are having this issue. Sometimes with the non operating USB mouse and keyboard. I have been able to finally get the mouse and keyboard working but the network device is still not recognized.

I have the most current bios (F2).
I have tried PCI and USB nics to no avail.

Many boards are suggesting the motherboard will not support Linux. I have a lot invested in this rig and do not want to make into a frizzbe. Gigabyte support on Linux is nonexistant.
If there is a modern 990FX motherboard that is know to work well please advise.

I have been unable to find out which Realtek chip is used.

I do not know how to add a driver to the installation iso should I ever find one that might work.

My main purpose in building this rig is to learn Linux and use multiple CPU cores and GPUs for simulations. I chose Mint as I hate command line entry (my typing does not allow me to get through long commands without error) and I can never remember such obtuse stuff.

I have tried several times over the years to get started with Linux and am always blocked by such hiccups as this.


Thanks in advance,
Old 05-20-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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Can you post the output of '/sbin/lspci -k'.


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