Linux virgin here (although been using and abusing various computers for 18 years ;o))
My problem is with the onboard ethernet for the board. I've downloaded and set-up the latest drivers NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.mdk90up_2.4.19_16.athlon.rpm but it's still not behaving.
Here's where I am so far:
modules.conf lists the network card as: alias eth0 nvnet ;as it's supposed to apparently.
However, in Mandrake Control Centre in the Networking Section it is listed as per below:
Vendor: NVidia Corporation
Bus ID: 10DE:66:1462:570C
Location on Bus: 0:4:0
Descriptiom: nForce2 MCP Networking Adaptor
Module: Unknown <--- Now my techie instinct says this is the problem (odd that!!) How do I fix it? Any clues?
Media Class: NETWORK_ETHERNET
Oh and when I looked at the PCI bus specs, for the ethernet card it said "Unknown device" even though it listed it as an ethernet card??
Any and all help gratefully received