I have a new HP Pavilion with what shows up in Vista as a realtek rtl8168c and works.

Ubuntu 7.10 install disc running live sees it as rtl/8111/8168B and doesn't work.

dmesg say
r8169:eth0:link up


on a fresh start using DHCP I get IP 169.254.7.10

but apparently no connectivity: no internet, can't ping anything on my network.


Does this make sense to anyone? Why all the different IDs for the card? Why doesn't it work?

Would I have better luck if I ran the install.

Thanks for any help.