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  1. #11

    Okay...
    for anyone having this problem....


    Turn off plug-n-play in BIOS if your ethernet seems to not be working... It's really that damned simple... It only took me three damned days.

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    Do you mean that P-n-P BIOS even echoes in the NICs? Thank you for that information.

    I believe that Linux 2.6 will have support for P-n-P BIOS, but I'm not sure.

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    I don't know what "echoe" means, but, I went into bios, turned off PnP, and then my net was up. Didn't even have to configure the friggin' thing...

    Now, I use Linux exclusively, but my folks use WinXP... Do I have to turn PnP back on every time I boot back into winXP, or does it take care of that for me?

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    I don't think that XP "needs" P-n-P BIOS. It just provides some extra functionality for some special types of computers. For example, if you have a laptop, it can notify the O/S when you insert the computer into or remove it from the docking station. I don't think that it does very much more than such simple things, but I don't know for sure.
    I guess the best way to find out is to try to start it without it, right? It won't ruin anything at least.

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