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9th May 2004, 07:56 PM
I am having some problems getting my NForce chipset onboard lan working. I have heard other people having the same probelm but everyone downloads the drivers from nVidea and it works. Well i downloaded the driver package and installed it and i got a new internet device: nvnet. I put this on eth0 and it wouldnt initilize. After i reboot i notice the device shows up under hardware as eth2 so i try that and no dice there either.
If i am incoherent i appologize but this is my first experience with linux beyone knoppix. I am not quite sure how to go from here. I have no internet at all with Fedora, i am currently posting from M$.
9th May 2004, 08:07 PM
I have an asus NF2 mobo, and when i installed fedora the NV lan just worked (i think it was the NV, may have been the onboard 3Com). Make sure its the Unified Driver and that is the Linux versions. Stupid as it sounds, ive seen people install the windows driver on their linux box (or attempt to at least). Good luck.
10th May 2004, 12:43 AM
this is the file i downloaded "NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_9.athlon.rpm"
It is the unifide linux driver.
When the dual boot screen coomes up I see Fedora 1 Core (or something to the same effect) and then "2.4.22-1.2115.nptl"
I might be wrong but i am assuming that the kernel is 2.4.22 from this where as i am guessing the driver is for kernel 2.4.20 or something like that, i just see two numbers with the same syntax that dont match and am wondering if thats the problem.
Anyone have any ideas?
To be more detailed, i am running the Abit NF7-S
10th May 2004, 01:46 PM
I could only get my Nvidia lan to work by installing from the .tar.gz file. I don't know why the others didn't work but they didn't. I also had to delete all the eth1,2 etc. that I had created previously trying to get it to work. When I then used the tar file and got eth0 .. told it to automatically assign an ip address and I was good to go. Not much but I hope it works.
10th May 2004, 04:22 PM
On my Asus board I found that I had to disable one of the nics so that I could use the other (I am using the 3com) although both of the drivers are install using Core 2 Test 3 I haven't tried using dhcp, I set my card to a static local ip, and use the gateway, and ISP dns's and everything works fine. I will try the nForce nic later and try to give you an update.
11th May 2004, 03:51 PM
I have had the best luck using the NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm, and using building the RPM. That way, you are sure to use the current source file, and build a kernel specific module. Here is the download page:
Once downloaded, login as root, and install:
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm
Next, go to /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
rpmbuild -ba (spec file name) - sorry I can't remember what it is..
This will build the RPM for installation (and I think it automatically installs it). The driver name is nvnet. Make sure this is in your /etc/modules.conf file for the appropriate ethernet card:
alias eth0 nvnet
Lastly, keep in mind that if you decide to upgrade to the 2.6 kernel (i.e. Core 2), this driver will no longer compile. Instead, the 2.6 kernel has the driver "forcedeth" included, which does the same thing.
Hope this helps!
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