Just got me a shiny new black GX150 yesterday. And whipped out my Debian
2.2 CD's, and got going.
I quickly ran into two problems. The NIC on the motherboard is a 3c905C -
which isn't supported by the standard kernel (well, it seems to be; the
module loads, and doesn't do anything). So, after downloading 3Com's own
driver from their web page, I set about compiling it. Took a while. And
now it's loaded. When I type "ifconfig eth0 inet a.b.c.d up", I get
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
Not good, I think to myself. So I tackle the sound. After modprobing
i810_audio, the logs say "i810_audio: no devices found". But, the driver
loads. So that's halfway there.
Anyway. Next, seeing as Dell are all for Linux & all, I decided to do a
search for "linux GL150" on their website. Not a sausage. And these
machines are supposed to be shipped with Linux preinstalled (for an extra
£40 over the price of Microsoft...). But they don't mention them..
Mutter. Anyone got suggestions on how to get networking going ?
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