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I just set up a the mandriva 2007 sping release on my system. Everything seems smooth except the ethernet and sound driver. I have a p5k Asus motherboard wich has ...
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    New to linux; trying to get internet


    I just set up a the mandriva 2007 sping release on my system. Everything seems smooth except the ethernet and sound driver. I have a p5k Asus motherboard wich has onboard gigabit lan and onboard sound. They provide a driver for linux which it sais has been tested on suse and redhat. It sais it needs to be compiled against the kernel.

    As a someone completely new to linux, I am tying to figure out how to do that. Without any programming knowledge is it even possible for me to get this working? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Hello

    You should visit this link and read up on compiling software from source.

    You'll need to copy the driver supplied with your motherboard into a directory, unzip it and compile it. Let us know how you get on: if you're lucky the driver might even work!
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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