n00bie needs help with driver find and install.(ethernet)
Computer: HP pavilion ZD7000
Original OS:Windows XP MEdia Center Edition
Second OS:Mandriva linux '06 powerpack DVD
Bootloader: LILO Graphical
Monitor:(not using built in, using external):Samsung 710N
Driver needed for: Realtek RTL8139 Series PCI Fast Ethernet.
I have found these 2 links so far:
I have tried all I can being the complete utter noob i am:
cross my fingers and hope it works.
but all that has come to naught.
i can't understand the instructions that come with these 2 sets of drivers(i really am a complete noob), and also mabye i chose the worng drivers.
I tried installing the drivers and they show up in the driver choser in the "set up new network" part of the mandrake control panel. But when i tell it to auto config (for both) it goes immidiately back to the "select the network interface to configure" panel. I can't access internet via my linux install.
P.S. sorry about the spelling, but the spellcheck module dosen't seem to work on my mac. again sorry.
Update: I found and tried the wireless lan tutorial on this site (the ndiswrapper one using suse but that should work on any distro) and when i typed in i got a really long error meggage and
Edit: I also want to know how to kill xserver, so i can install the nvidia drivers.
Edit: again i now need to know how to start x server up again. :oops:
Edit: i figured out how to start x-server again but now there is no graphical boot loader, how do i get this back