After several moves of the NIC, it is now working properly. Jeez man, I must have rebooted 50 times trying different cables and BIOS configurations! I'm still having issues with the onboard NIC but I think I'll leave well enough alone for now, I will not try the onboard again until I first understand what happened, if I can.
One strange thing is that the NIC is now called #3 and the onboard isn't even seen yet as I uninstalled the drivers. Man, three days of
! At least I can get back to folding now, sort of as the NIC is blocking my install of the second 9800GT, at least I'll have something going for now.
I'm also going to reinstall Ubuntu on my X2 rig but this time it will be a dual boot with XP in case I need a Windows OS, but that's for another day.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. -- Carl Jung
eVGA X58 tri-SLI, i7 930 @ 3.8GHz., Corsair 6GB Dominator, Inno3D GTX470, eVGA260
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