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Old 11-12-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problem: NVIDIA nForce nvnet ethernet driver


Hi,

I have an ABIT NF7 motherboard with onboard NVIDIA nForce2 chipset. I downloaded driver rpms from their website. fedora sees the ethernet controller, but fails at bootup and manual startup. Below is some info I scraped together. Looks to me like the report from modprobe may be the problem. Everything else seems to work... Any clues how to correct the kernel-module version mismatch? I did a build of the source as described on the nVisia website which seemed to compile fine. Installing that rpm by running

rpmbuild --rebuild nforce{package name}-1.0-1.src.rpm

gives me a "newer version already installed" message. Anybody else run into this probem?


Command failed: /sbin/modprobe nvnet

Output:
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o: kernel-module version mismatch
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.20-6
while this kernel is version 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o: insmod nvnet failed

from lspci -v

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: ABIT Computer Corp.: Unknown device 1c02
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at e7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at d000 [size=8]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

my modprobe.conf:

include /etc/modprobe.conf.dist
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
alias eth0 nvnet
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-1 nvaudio
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install sound-slot-0 && { /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :; }
remove sound-slot-0 { /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :; } ; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove sound-slot-0

thanks,

Peff
 
Old 11-12-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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Here's what I ~just~ did to get this working.

Grab the tar file version, compile, install.

Then, double check modconf.

Reboot.

That should do you.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:23 AM   #3
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i face the same problem b4. it said the kernel was mismatch while installing ethernet driver. After i change the kernel, everything work find.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 07:54 PM   #4
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Yes, this worked fine. Only bit of advice to others is to make sure the compiled driver is properly copied into your driver directory--mine wasn't.

Thanks, Lopoetve
 
Old 11-13-2003, 10:17 PM   #5
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yep. No problem
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Peff
Yes, this worked fine. Only bit of advice to others is to make sure the compiled driver is properly copied into your driver directory--mine wasn't.

Thanks, Lopoetve
Can you elaborate on this please? I think I might have the same problem...
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:13 AM   #7
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try using the "forcedeth" driver instead, it's fully open source and lovely.
 
  


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