IM a newbie at linux i use a p4s533-vm mobo if ya care but im have problems geting the internet working on Mandrake 10.0 i always get this (i cant completely remember the error but this is most of it) when i go
ifup eth0

siocsifflags devise resorse busy

If you want the whole error ill try n get it for you. BTW i use a 3c905-tx netowrk card and that card is supported i think its something to do with IRC or something along though lines i read but i dont know what to do with it.