Getting Novell Linux Desktop to work

ArchAngelNix nix at holleyinc.com
Tue Aug 2 09:26:50 MDT 2005


> you need sp2 to make the work... intel 915 chipset?
> sp2 will be out sortly...  Talk to your novell contact he can help you
> out..

SP2? Service Pack 2? Who is releasing the SP2? Intel or Novell? Yes  
it is 915 chipset. Who do you recommended to contact? I work for  
Bridge Technologies and I have a lot of Novell contacts. (We are one  
of the main providers of computers and technical support to Novell.)

> On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 11:13, ArchAngel_Nix wrote:
>
>> I am sorry if this is a rehash, I am new to the mailing list and I
>> found the archives somewhat daunting. Plus this issues is with
>> relatively new hardware and probably hasn't been discussed,
>> specifically that is.
>>
>> I work for Bridge Technologies and I was asked to make an Novell  
>> Linux
>> Desktop 9 image and a SuSE 9.3 Pro image* for a certain  
>> configuration**
>> we build. Linux installs, and runs, except for 2 main things; audio
>> doesn't work neither does the NIC.
>>
>> I know the hardware is good, I had Windows XP installed on it
>> originally, and it worked fine.
>>
>> I put a PCI NIC in the machine and ran all the system updates via Red
>> Carpet. I downloaded the drivers from Intel's page, but no success. I
>> heard that some one at Novell figured it out, once, but I don't know
>> who or how.
>>
>> I don't know if any one here can help, but I just don't know  
>> enough to
>> get the job done.
>>
>> * I haven't tried SuSE 9.3 Pro yet, I am trying to get NLD to work
>> first, then I will move to SuSE 9.3.
>> ** Intel D915 GEV (Motherboard): Audio, video, and NIC onboard
>>     2 GB RAM
>>     160 GB HD
>>     Sony DVD-ROM
>>     No Floppy (Yeah!)
>>
>> Thanks for any help, in advance.
>>
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