New 12.23 installer w/ Network driver issues
Newbie here, with some questions setting up my network connection. This is my first venture into Linux/Fedora and MythTV, so be gentle. :)
I am Frankensteining a new MythTV system based on an ASUS P8Z68-V Gen3 Pro motherboard. I thought it would be interesting to try Linux, since all my prior experence lies with various Windows versions. It looked like Mythdora 12.23 might be a reasonable approach, since the pre-packaged nature would simplify my learning curve. Well the PC is up and running MythTV, but I'm running into networking issues. I've tried to self-support myself with a ton of google searches, but I'm thinking I need to reach out for assistance specific to my situation.
From what I have been able to figure out, MythTv isn't seeing my Ethernet connection. If I run "ifconfig -a" it only comes back with my local 127.0.0.1 connection (no listing for eth0). My motherboard has an onboard Intel 82579 Gigabit port, and I don't think Fedora 12 has drivers to support that. I have found one site on the net that gives instructions for installing 82579 drivers for Fedora 14, but I don't know if those would be useable with Fedora 12. I have also seen that Fedora 15 apparently has built in drivers for the 82579. I don't know if upgrading to that version 15 would completely hose my MythTV application.
Currently, if I run "lspci -nnk" it does come back with an entry stating: "Ethernet controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:1503] (rev 05)"