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#1 wavemaker

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:02 AM

Gooday all. I have downloaded Puppy linux and am trying to connect to the internet. When I go through the connection wizard it cant find a driver. Be gentle now, how do i do this? thanks in advance. James.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:12 PM

Might help by starting out with the type of network card that you have, whether on dial-up or high-speed, etc.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

Thanks for that. I have broad band. My comp is linked to a 4 port switch which links to all the other comps in the house. I have a speedtouch 536 modem. As for network card I am unsure. How can I find that out? Thanks again.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 10:07 PM

I think the Puppy configuration program is looking for a modem driver. I think it should have installed the Ethernet driver.

The following is a bit technical, but the first part should help.

http://www.puppylinux.org/docs/?Getting_St...Setup_a_network
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 03:20 PM

I think it should have installed the Ethernet driver



I was thinking that also.

I have a few other suggestions, but I'll wait until you try Monster_user's suggestions first.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 04:22 PM

Thanks again for patience and suggestions. My ethernet connection in the back of the puter is not a card per se it is a part of the mother board. When I load puppy and try to set up an internet connection, it trys out a few of the pre loaded drivers and then tells me to do it manually, which I would do if I knew how. That is as far as I have got. If I were to insert the m/board disc while running puppy would it find the required driver there? Thanks, James.
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 07:35 AM

No, it would not find the driver on the disc. If the driver is on the disc, you will have to compile it, since nobody makes drivers for Puppy specifically.

What is the make, and model of the motherboard, and ethernet card?
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

Motherboard is ASUS, NVIDIA nForce4 series Rev 99.04. There is no ethernet card, it is part of the motherboard. If this is an issue I can buy an ethernet card tomorrow for $20.Thanks again
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:05 AM

Motherboard is ASUS, NVIDIA nForce4 series Rev 99.04.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....nForce+4+series

Which one? There are two types listed above, A8N, and M2N . Both have multiple sub types.
And that is just what is still on the market...

There is no ethernet card, it is part of the motherboard.


Sorry,... I meant the "ethernet chipset". Since it is an NForce4 motherboard, it is probably an NVidia Gigabit ethernet chipset. Which should work with Puppy.

Perhaps some Power Management, or Plug and Play options are interfering?

Edited by Monster_user, 20 May 2007 - 01:06 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:50 AM

Thanks again, it's A8N-E, I will have a look at the options you describe and get back to you. James.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:41 PM

I think it should have installed the Ethernet driver



I was thinking that also.

I have a few other suggestions, but I'll wait until you try Monster_user's suggestions first.

All other suggestions welcome whilst i am working through this.
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