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MSI K9N2G Neo NIC support?
« on: December 12, 2008, 01:12:48 am »
I'm using an old 3com 3C905B for now, but I need dual NICs for the core.  This board seems to have a Realtek 8211BL NIC onboard.  I can't find a driver for it, does anyone know if its supported?  I'm using a blank Kubuntu 7.10 install right now, LMCE is next.

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Re: MSI K9N2G Neo NIC support?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 01:23:22 am »
Its always 2min after I ask that I find the answer.  I've been searching for an hour, and just now I find it (scroll down to nator's reply):
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=723569

Will post if this fixes the issue.

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Re: MSI K9N2G Neo NIC support?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 03:34:14 am »
Nope, didn't work.  Now for some reason KDM won't even start!  At least the console works...

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Re: MSI K9N2G Neo NIC support?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 05:27:09 am »
Not sure why, but the nvidia driver doesn't work now.  The vesa driver works though.  It seems like the driver isn't being loaded, even though I compiled it.

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Re: MSI K9N2G Neo NIC support?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 03:29:25 pm »
So this board basically sucks.  The NIC, video, and sound all don't work properly with Linux.  There seems to be hacks for each of them, but I can't get them to work.  At this point I wouldn't recommend this board for LMCE.  I think I'm going to return it and try another, any suggestions?  I need 3 PCI slots if there is only one onboard NIC, 2 if there is one.  I have a nvidia 8500 that I can use if the system doesn't have an onboard nvidia video card.