Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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by AdamW on Wed 3rd Nov 2004 03:20 UTC

That suggests to me the card is probably ISA-based; most distros stopped doing ISA auto-detection because it can hang some machines solid and ISA is a long way outdated by now. Even if the card isn't autodetected there's no reason to always load the modules manually at boot - just work out what module you need and the options it requires and add it to /etc/modules.conf (for 2.4-kernel) or /etc/modprobe.conf (2.6-kernel). Then it'll be loaded at every boot with no intervention.