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Trying to run this card on Mandriva 2007 Linux

Bought this card, and since I live in a "hot spot" figured I'd give it a try. Running Linux tho........

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It likely needs one of the linux 3rd party drivers. There are open-source drivers for several chipsets out there. With the card in your system, login as root and issue the command lspci and you will see all of the PCI devices on your system. Through process of elimination, get you can find the one which is the chipset for your card (it won't be Zonet, as there are several chipsets that are OEMed by vendors) and do a google search for drivers. You'll have to do some compile work, but most drivers have good documentation and FAQs, so be patient and RTM(s).

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