I am a Windows-dependent, recently checking out Linux. In '84 I learned DOS, but I am too jaded to try to learn pure Linux, so I bought Caldera 2.3 with the KDE interface, and tried to figure out how to recognize various cards, like old video cards, Trident 9680, and new S3s, and pretty much gave up on Linux because I never was successful with video cards, and never got to Ethernet cards. Really, I can live with the screen that never shows the bottom if I could recognize two ethernet cards and build a proxy server with firewall.
For these points, please tell me how to run Caldera 2.3 and recognize (1) the Kingston card the phone company provides, and (2) a Katron -- I have both the ET32 and the Fast 230 cards. There seem to be Linux drivers on the disks, but I need this in baby talk. Dennis, it was your idea.