Thank you very much for the information. Sorry I have taken so log to follow up your advise. I was having trouble getting onto web admin and after 3 different linuxmce mirrors have finally get my system up and running.
I followed your instructions, managed to download the file from the web site you suggested, tar, make, into net folder but still no connection.
Dan, good to see you're still puligging away at it. To make things easier all around I recommend you start from scratch and use the drivers I provided for now.
To avoid any conflicts between cards I suggest that you proceed as follows:
Remove your 2nd NIC from the machine.
Do a fresh install of kubuntu from a snapshot dvd.
Put the 8168 AND the 8169 driver I provided in earlier posts in the drivers/net directory.
You will have to use the 8169 driver I posted or blacklist the 8169 driver that kubuntu provides. (They will conflict).
Reboot your machine.
Your NIC should be detected by kubuntu and work in kubuntu at this point.
If it doesn't work then you should not proceed any further. Stop here and get this NIC to work before proceeding.
Once the onboard NIC is working shut down the machine and install your 2nd NIC.
Boot the machine and, if the drivers are correct for the 8139, your 2nd NIC should also be active.
If your 8139 doesn't get detected properly you may need to DL & build newer drivers for it as well (I have no experience with the 8139).
Don't proceed with installing LMCE until both NICs are functioning and working in kubuntu.
Let us know how you make out.