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Old 07-13-2003, 07:00 PM   #1
Troynux
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Angry MCPIntegrated Nvidia MAC +Realtek 8201BL PHY ethernet device


Hi ,
I am a linux newbie, I installed Red hat linux 9 and its all working fairly well and not unbearably different from windows(95-XP) which I am used to, except that I can not get it to see my motherboards onboard LAN device, I have found the settings window to do this but it is not in the device list and I cannot find how to install the driver I downloaded from the Asus website. I have a A7N8x motherboard with a "MCPIntegrated Nvidia MAC +Realtek 8201BL PHY" ethernet LAN Device. Can anyone tell me how to install drivers for a device not in the list?
any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 07-13-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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Go to the nvidia website.They got drivers and the docs there.Basically it's a kernel module that gets installed for the LAN.Works like a beauty.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:45 PM   #3
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Go to the nvidia website.They got drivers and the docs there.Basically it's a kernel module that gets installed for the LAN.Works like a beauty.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:55 PM   #4
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Hmmm

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Go to the nvidia website.They got drivers and the docs there.Basically it's a kernel module that gets installed for the LAN.Works like a beauty.
Maybe my problem is I dont understand what to do with these "rpm" files I had already gone to the nvidia site but could not find any drivers for ethernet devices, but after your advice I went there again, I still did not find anythin specific for ethernet, but I did download the latest "nforce" driver , since I dont see red hat 9(only8) it said to use the srpm file , but I dont see how to use these files, the one I have for the ethernet device form asus is rpm also , nothing happens when you click on them. I know I will feel stupid when I find out what is probably obvious, but at least I will know. lol thanks again in advance.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:58 AM   #5
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Hello - don't know about rpm's.Didn't use them for 2 years or so but there is documentation at http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...e-1.0-0248.txt
You can always use the tar.gz source package if the rpm doesn't work for you.
I hope the link works - never posted with links as a browser before - minor internet difficulties.

Last edited by crashmeister; 07-14-2003 at 08:00 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 08:09 PM   #6
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Thanks

I tried your link but it couldn't find the page, I looked all over Nvidia's site but found nothing helpful, so I gave up and dropped in a 3com card and it worked perfectly after manually setting it. I found why I couldn't get those rpm's to work was cause it was not seeing me as the owner of the files, and denying me access, I downloaded them in windows with the same user name, and I am logged in as administrator, why does it deny me access to my own files? I went to Asus ' site and downloaded them again with linux and they opened then, but the prob with the built lan device still exist, and I tried all the drivers from Nvidia too. I still cant get the OS to detect the device, even when I point it out in the networking settings. It works perfectly with windows XP. so I am at a loss and will put it on a shelf so to speak. I am very disappointed with this permissions problem, its one of the reasons I was trying Linux, it don't happen to often with XP but when it flips out and wont let you access your own files, or even delete them, after you cant use them and they are taking up gb's of space is very frustrating to me and I was hoping Linux would be free of such difficulties! lol Afterall who wants to have to reformat just to recover needed hdd space. Does anyone know how to overcome these permissions problems in RHL9.lol or even windows XP while were at it! lol Thanks Crashmeister anyways for trying to help, I do appreciate it and afterall you were the only one who responded! Have a good one and thanks again.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 04:39 AM   #7
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Sorry bout the link;the adress was wrong but you can't even link there with the corrct one.Access denied.you just go to http://www.nvidia.com and go to download drivers - nforce drivers - readme.
If you can't access the rpm's as root something is very wrong.To install a rpm you need to be 'root' no matter whose they are.If you can get them to install try to do 'modprobe nvnet' or 'insmod nvnet'.That should load the modules.
 
  


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