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Old 09-09-2003, 05:24 PM   #1
hothamp
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Unhappy Network Card Found but won't Use???


I just installed Mandrake 9.0 last night because I'm trying to become more proficient with unix/solaris/Linux. I'm still a nub only thing I've really done with Solaris is do backups for a server farm.

On to the problem... So I install Mandrake 9.0. I go to configure the NIC card which is a Nforce2 MCP NIC. Built on from my FIC AU11 Motherboard. Nforce2 chipset.

It does not recognize it. So I am thinking ok this is no big deal I'll just reboot and go into windows and hitup the Nvidia website and get the linux drivers.... Simple enough right. So I go to the Nvidia site and get the RPM package to install into linux. Restart go into Linux and install the package. Ok it recognizes the RPM as a audio driver. But in the installation instructions it says its a Audio, GPL and NIC Card driver. I could never get it to recognize it so I figure well I'll download the update surely the update will fix this problem.

Next morning after the updates we're downloaded through the night. I burn the ISO's and install mandrake 9.1 It recognizes every device printer and scanner blah blah blah. It recognizes my nic ward WooHoo!!!! So I go to the connection wizard to confirm that I have connection. I set it up in expert mode to be a dhcp client. Says it sees my nic card. Then I click next and it says unable to locate network interface card. I worked with this for about 3 hours this morning and couldn't find any documentation to help me out. Either I was looking in the wrong place (Which is probably very likely) or no one else has ever had this problem (Which I find to be highly unlikely).

Can any of of you Linux guru's help me out?

I would be very appreciative

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Old 09-09-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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I have Mandrake 9.1 running on an nforce2 board. To get the drivers installed propoerly, you need to have kernel-source installed first. For some unknown reason, kernel source is not installed by default on Mandrake. It is available on the CD, you just have to manually select it. At the time I installed, there was no Mandrake rpm, so I used the tar.gz version. However, Mandrake 9.1 rpms are now available from nvidia.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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So I have to go to Nvidias site and get the new RPM where is the kernal source located at on the cd??
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:40 PM   #4
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Open the mandrake control center. Look under "software management" and rpmdrake to install packages. The kernel source is under Development>Development>Other. It has the name kernel-source-SomeVersionNumber. When you select it, it will prompt you for automatically selecting dependencies. Click "install" to automatically install the kernel source and any dependencies. It will prompt you to insert the required CD's.

If you are new to Mandrake, this software management feature is one of the greatest parts of it. It is set up by default to install software from the CD's, but you can configure it to automatically grab needed files from the internet. (after you get your ethernet connection working) Look at: http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/ to see how. The PLF is also a great source for multimedia things that can't be included on the Mandrake CD due to legal issues.
 
  


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