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November 28th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Hi i just installed Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop edition and am having issues with my drivers, my Mobo does not recognize that my Internet cable is plugged in, so i am looking for a way to fix this or the correct driver to install because i could not find it. My Mobo is Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI


November 28th, 2008, 05:26 AM
tell us about your your modem' is it a usb modem ?

include the model and make of the device ....

next time please include as much information as possible, otherwise we are left to guess !


November 28th, 2008, 07:42 AM
i have a linksys broadband router the model number rt31p2-na, however i dont think that the issues lies there because when i plug it into my laptop which also runs the same version of Ubuntu i don't have any issues which is a Dell Inspiron E1505 which did not come with Ubuntu originally

November 28th, 2008, 07:58 AM
does your connection work when you use a live cd ?

November 28th, 2008, 08:04 AM

November 28th, 2008, 08:32 AM
i am not understanding why your having complications !

plug in the ethernet cable then reboot the system..

November 28th, 2008, 08:47 AM
tried that multiple times, i think that when i installed Ubuntu my MoBo stopped recognizing my Ethernet cable. which is why i am looking for a driver for my motherboard, which so far i have not found, cause i am most likely looking in the wrong places. If that is not the issue then i am stumped, and who should i ask for help?

November 28th, 2008, 08:57 AM
in the bios' is onboard lan disabled ?

November 28th, 2008, 09:13 AM
how do i check for that

November 28th, 2008, 09:18 AM
upon restarting you should see a gigabyte bios splash screen, start tapping f2, if that is not the key' the splash screen should say which key to press to enter setup.

if onboard lan is enabled' i will assume you need to use ndiswrapper.

November 29th, 2008, 08:20 AM
yeah that did not work there were not issues with that the lan is enabled its just that it does not recognize that it is there

November 29th, 2008, 09:15 AM
we need to get that system online somehow, do you have the wireless card that comes bundled with that board or at least a wireless usb adapter ?

we can try and gather some information, also get the system updated.

another thing that bothers me, those drivers are opensource and are included in the kernel for more than a year now...


i am still wondering why this is happening.