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Old 07-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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nforce ethernet

i imagine that this issue has most likely been brought up many times but i just cant seem to get a solution. i installed ubuntu and after the installation. i proceded to install the necessary software and i found that i could not go on the internet. i have an nvidia nforce 430 motherboard with integrated 6100 video. i dont really need a discrete card but i do have a slot open for one. I also have trouble with the screen resolution as it does not fill up the whole screen i imagine this would be an issue with nvidia drivers. any help would be appreciated.
Old 07-08-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Your motherboard has onboard 10/1000 ethernet which works fine with linux (probably a Marvell Yukon chipset). I am sure Ubuntu found it when you installed. In order to provide more help, we will need some more information about how you are trying to connect to the net (via a router, direct modem connection, etc.) I believe this board also has nvidia graphics, for which there is a driver available. A default installation loads the "Vesa" or open-source nvidia "nv" driver.

In any case, you can adjust you screen resolution from the preferences desktop menu.

Hope this helps, post with further information for further help.

Old 07-08-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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thanx for the reply, i am connecting using a dlink router. on the monitor side, whenever i compare the resolution at 1024 and the one at 1280 they are exactly the same. also, i tried to install drivers from nvidia website (downloaded with winxp and dragged to ubuntu desktop)and it all failed. i really want to delve into ubuntu and linux in general but it seems evrything is really useless if i cant get on the net. by the way i dual boot winxp and there are no connection problems there. i also would like to get 3d acceleration with the onboard 6100 and need to know what drivers and things to install and how to go about it. i would also like to try xgl later on after this is sorted out.

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Old 07-08-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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Do you have two ethernet ports or just one? If you have one it should be the Nforce chipset as not all of their mobos have Marvell ethernet. Ratehr than installing the Nforce drivers, I suggest using the forcedeth kernel module for ethernet and ALSA for sound. Open a terminal as root and try this:
modprobe forcedeth
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0
That should give you a connection

As for graphics, you need a functioning compiler and kernel headers installed to install the driver. Not an Ubuntu user (ewwww) but I've read enough threads and I think using apt-get to install 'build-essentials' should give you enough to get the driver working.
Old 07-08-2006, 08:52 PM   #5
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im actually thinking about scrapping the whole thing altogether and going for suse 10.1 if i did this could i just overwrite my ubuntu install (i have grub in mbr) how would i go about the whole thing and since suse has grub option, would i still be booting normally?
Old 07-08-2006, 10:50 PM   #6
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Smile SuSE 10.1

On all the opensuse mirrors(i.e. is an opensuse mirror, there is a file called '/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/inst-sources/boot/boot.iso.

This is a network install disk. You burn it to a CD, boot with it, install by http, because the CD doesn't work with ftp, and feed it:

directory: /opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/inst-sources/

If it doesn't work, try it with a little different punctuation. It is super fussy about exact punctuation. Like play with that last '/' in the directory path if it gives you problems with the server or path.

Just follow the screens. Make a custom partition setup with / as the first primary partition. Make it about 12 GB. Make an extended partition for /home and swap. Within the extended partition, make /home a logical drive, using all but about 1 GB of disk. Make the last 1 GB swap. In the partitioning program you specify mount points, so make sure the first partition is '/'. Now, every time you reinstall you only need to redo /, not /home or swap. So, you keep all your stuff even if you reformat / because /home is in a different partition.

Plan on about two hours to select what software you want and let her rip.

Everything installed will be the absolute newest version because it is downloading everything from an http mirror. Those mirrors are current. You don't neeed to do an update afterwards, so don't. If anything goes wrong, bless your computer, and yourself, In The Name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit, AMEN, by making a little cross motion with you thumb, on the computer, and on your forehead. Then say, "God, please let this work. If You teach me linux I'll never do anything bad with software again. Then, God will make it all go smooth. If you read The Holy Bible every day, for 1/2 hour, nothing will ever go wrong with your machine, and if it does, you pray and God fixes it. But, if you pray, you have to back it up with something. So, stay free from sin and everything will work out the way you want.
Old 07-08-2006, 10:58 PM   #7
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gr8 thanx a lot good stuf there but i think ill just boot from dvd and overwrite ubuntu. on the side i think u should do some prayer u seem like a troubled soul


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