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Re: [K12OSN] VIA NIC



Which VIA motherboard are you using?
Some of them say that there is support for 1..3 nics

I would suggest you take out the 8139 PCI nic and
try to load just the onboard nic -

If that doesn't work you will probably have to add in
two nic cards to get LTSP to work.

don


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wiz 8" <wiz8 hotmail com>
To: <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] VIA NIC


> >From: Trond Mæhlum <trondrm online no>
> >Wiz 8 wrote:
> >
> >>1394 refers to the IEEE spec otherwise know as Firewire. I know that WinXP
> >>supports networking over firewire and that is why is is shows up in the
> >>network connections screen.  That's just my best guess.
> >
> >
> >Yes, this seems right. I know my system has Firewire. Does this mean that
> >that nic is unusable in Linux?
> >
> Linux supports Firewire, but what windows is doing is allowing Firewire to
> be used for networking. Firewire was originally invented to provide a high
> speed interface for Digital Video Cameras.  Windows's support of networking
> over Firewire is like Windows supporting networking over the serial port. So
> the end result is that you don't really have an onboard nic from what I can
> tell. Sorry.
>
> Paul
>
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