OK, so here is my conondrum. Recently, I installed SuSE 9.1 on my system. Works like a charm, flows marvelously, and I've only hit one little hitch. See, I have Cable internet access, I've got a hub and a router, and all that jazz, and usually, when I reformat Windows, after I instal my Mobo drivers, Windows picks up on the fact that I have my internet plugged in and says here you go. Now, YaST did all this looking for me, and it says that I have a internet ready port, but it won't work. Now, I haave heard tales of Linux not taking to modems and such that are designed by/for MS. I have an Asus A7N266-VM mobo. It works, in the sense that my headphones, which are plugged into it, let me hear sound. So I ask, why does only my internet not work? Do I need to install the drivers in SuSE? My USB 2.0 PCI card works in Linux without me using the drivers for it. This befuddles me. Any advice would be vastly appreciated.
And if Linux just doesn't like Asus mobos, or the Cable ports they come with, would you recomend me replacing my mobo, or getting a new thing to plug my Cable into.
Thanks ever so much.
BTW, I'm gonna try using the drivers in SuSE. I'll respond if it works, and if not, I'll wait for your sagely advice.