On Friday 17 August 2007 01:43, Brian Foster wrote:
> | From: Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie>
> | Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:06:10 +0100
> |[ ... ]
> | I never found an ethernet card that did _not_ work with Linux
> |[ ... ]
> | Incidentally, don't all computers nowadays have ethernet built-in?
>> I've no idea. the issue here is two-fold:
> 1st, my computer is sufficiently old it does not
> have a built-in Ethernet.
> 2nd, my Linux distro is sufficiently old that I'm
> _guessing_ there are more “modern” NIC chipsets
> it does not support.
I have a couple of RTL-8139C based cards here. It may not be the most
interrupt-efficient 10/100 chipset in the world but in my experience it works
well and is reliable. One of the cards is in a Pentium 200 MMX machine and
was autodetected by Mandrake 9.1 (released March 2003, about a year before
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