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Guest Leo54

OS won't read ethernet card.

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Guest Leo54

Last week I installed Mandriva 2011 OS. Everything went well except one thing.

The OS can't read the ethernet card (Netgear Eternet PCI Adaptor GA311).

First, I have the driver cd. Using the OS, how do I install the driver.

Second, if the driver doesn't work. Or, if the installation fails.

Where on the internet should I look for a good functional driver?


Thank You,


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The card should be detected by the linux kernel without the need of installed drivers.


Do you see any boot-up errors in /var/log/messages?


the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is used by the OS to set up network parameters such as dhcp, load on boot, etc. Mine looks like this (created automatically):


















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From a bit of reading it should be detected, as it should use the Realtek 8169 module as it seems to be based on that, unless something has changed. An lspci can verify this I would expect.

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