Network card problems
Ok, so I've got a dual boot system with Windows Xp and a linux distro (I had Fedora 5 initially, then tried Ubuntu). My problem is that my ethernet card is not able to connect to the internet in either distro. My card is integrated with my mother board (MSI K9N-Neo). The funny thing is that both distros detect my card, but Fedora can't activate it when I go to network preferences. Ubuntu can detect and activate the card, but I still can't connect to the internet (it doesn't retrieve the DHCP info automatically even though it is set to do so).
So, do I need to find some kind of a driver or something, cause I tried MSI and NVIDIA's websites to find some, but MSI didn't have any for linux and the only one that NVIDIA had for linux was for nForce 430/410 mobos, but my mobo is 550. I read on some post that Windows does something to the network card that makes linux unable to use it, but I never had this problem when I put it on an old laptop I had, so I don't know what they were talking about.
I doubt windows somehow rendered your nic unusable in linux. What window manager are you using? (KDE/Gnome/etc) And what distro? (Still Ubuntu?)