Was yours a clean install of RH 9? I did an upgrade from RH 8 to 9. All I did to get my onboard nic working was to stick another one in the machine and reboot. When kudzu saw the new nic it also saw the onboard one. As long as I don't do the kernel update, it seems to work fine. The sound driver works fine with UT 2003 and anything else I have tried it with so far. If you like I can send you any configuration files in my set up. Let me know which ones you would like to see.