Joined: Oct. 2007
||Posted: Oct. 15 2007,21:37
Here's my problem. I've got an old compaq Deskpro 4000 (P166, 32Mo ram) I'd like to use. Installing DSL (HDD install) is ok. DSL runs fine. The PC has a Netflex-3 network card embedded in the mainboard. The card is recognized and the drivers (T-Lan) load fine, but I'm however pretty sure the card is broken somewhere (I cannot get it to work, neither with DSL nor Win95 with original drivers).
I've a 3Com 3C905B network card (PCI) I'd like to use instead of the integrated netflex-3. I'm a bit affraid of conflicts if I simply put the 3com in a PCI slot and I'd like to keep things as simple as possible.
So, my question is : what can I do to get the netflex out of my way ? I guess I could melt the network controller chip with a soldering iron, but maybe is there a better way to do it ?
PS: I'm pretty much a beginner with Linux OSes (some experience with Ubuntu and that's it).