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Old 05-13-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question can't install network card in fedora

I have recently downloaded fedora from redhat and installed it. It is a fantastic operating system, but I can't install the network. The ethernet system is on-board, a NForce2 board - .

I have looked on Nvidia's website, and found several different linux driver files for the nforce motherboards, and installed the latest versions on my computer. The result of this is that I get a large list of drivers, and can't find anything that is even close to an Nvidia driver.

I was wondering if anyone new a solution to this, but I would also appreciate comments on tried and tested ethernet cards that you have installed in linux (preferably fedora).
Old 05-13-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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what card does the nforce2 board use? I thought that some use the realteck on board ethernet card, this is the same one my cheap HP uses. Are you sure that driver is not already compiled? do the command lsmod if the driver is loaded, it will look like this 8139too
Old 05-14-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help, but I still have a couple of problems. Fedora requires you to enter the following details as well as choosing a network card driver.


I was wondering if there is a way of finding these values, or getting the computer to enter them automatically.

Also there are these options in the host sections:
Address, Hostname, Aliases
Old 05-15-2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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Hardware now-a-days is plug and play and in most cases the IRQ, base address, I/O and DMA are not required. You'd have to do some research to find out what the PnP bios is setting those to. Any nForce2 based mobo *is* PnP.

Anyway, NO nVidia is not good at writing drivers for either their display or chipsets for linux. I don't know the answer to your problem even though I have 4 mobos with nforce2 chipsets. I just haven't tried to install Linux on any of them due to how poorly nVidia supports Linux.

Go to and go into the linux forums and ask your question there.


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