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Old 10-26-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
Starburn
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Help :( (Nforce2 / nvnet)


Lo,

I'm fairly new to linux although we use it a lot on my degree course so I've installed it at home (Red Hat 9.0).

Anyway I've been trying to get my nforce2 onboard LAN working, without much success.

I installed "NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm" from nvidia.com and the device appeared in networking - although I couldn't activate it - "eth0 nvnet doesn't seem to be present" (or something similar), this error also appears on boot... <same as> delaying initialisation.. [FAILED].
I tried removing it using rpm -e.. although it says .."is not installed", trying installing it using rpm it says ..."is already installed" lol...
So I tried installing "NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_9.athlon.rpm" then, same error (i.e. "doesn't seem to be present, delaying initialisation").

My kernel is 2.4.20-8... I wasn't sure if the driver's meant up to <x> (from the file name) or not, thats why I ended up trying both :/

Sorry if im sounding like a complete noob here, we all start somewhere

Any help/advice appreciated greatly.
Thanks,
-Matt.

Last edited by Starburn; 10-26-2003 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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I don't know much about the nforce drivers, but it looks like your rpm might not match your kernel version.

Regarding your removal problems, try:
Code:
rpm -qa|grep -i nvidia_nforce
and then rpm -e whatever is listed.

If you have dependency problems, either remove the problem packages, or add --nodeps to your removal command.

Your problem may be that the kernel module (nvnet?) isn't being loaded, as root ('su -' to become root and to get root's path) type:
Code:
modprobe nvnet
to insert the module, then try
Code:
ifup eth0
. To have the module auto-load, add it to /etc/modules.conf.

Cheers!

Last edited by bluephile; 10-26-2003 at 03:14 PM.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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You must have the kernel source installed. Then use the .tar.gz or .src.rpm version. All the nForce rpms rely on an EXACT kernel match. The tar.gz includes a configuration script which examines your kernel source and makes the right decisions for your kernel. It's not that hard to use. The instructions provided are easy enough.

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Old 10-26-2003, 04:07 PM   #4
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I selected "everything" so my kernel source should be installed?

Ill try the .gz now, thanks.

(I'll report back with results)
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:44 PM   #5
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Thanks bluephile that removal worked


Just tried using the src.rpm (I'd have no idea how to use the .gz version).. anyway according to the nvidia readme I need to run
"rpm --rebuild nforce{package name}-1.0-1.src.rpm"
when I attempt this I recieve the error --rebuild unknown option?


Thanks for any help.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:21 PM   #6
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Thanks all.

I'm now on the net, running Linux got the nforce drivers working.
Figured out its rpmbuild --rebuild

Thanks again.
 
  


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