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Old 07-08-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
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ASUS A7n8x-x onboard lan won't work with redhat 9


I have an Asus a7n8x-x motherboard. When i installed linux on it, everything went great. excpet that i can't seem to get the onboard lan to work. I downloaded the latest drivers from nvidia but that didn't help anything. In network configuration, i see nvnet under hardware and it says eth0. when i go to devices and go to new, i went to ethernet connection selected the nvnet and told it to automatically configure the IP. when i go to activate, it brings up a dialog box that says "nvnet device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization." I don't know what to do from here. This is my first experience with linux and I'm not really used to it yet. I really need to get this network working though. I will be networking with a Windows 98 based cd and i was told that i should install samba during installation which i did. I don't know how to get this working thouhg. Please help.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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Define "Downloaded the latest drivers".. did you compile them into the linux kernel? Or did you modulize them into it? Did they come as an RPM or did you have to compile the source? I suggest double checking the drivers and following the directions to make sure you followed everything, this is usually the main problem that people encounter.

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Old 07-08-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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what? It came as an rpm and i copied it onto a floppy and double clicked it and it installed.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:13 PM   #4
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what? It came as an rpm and i copied it onto a floppy and double clicked it and it installed.
Doh! Never double click to install an RPM, always do it from the command line with rpm -Uvh <filename>.

I was having the same problem with the same board. Download the nVidia source rpm http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/n...0-0274.src.rpm
and just fyi, since you double clicked to install that rpm, you may be screwed...I had to re-install redhat to get it fixed. It creates problems because it only half installs it.

Anyway, with that source rpm, type rpmbuild --rebuild <filename> . Then it compiles it and at the end, it tells you the file and location of where it outputs the rpm for you...then do a rpm -Uvh <fullpath and filename>...then a service network restart and you should be set.

Good luck!

EDIT>>>
btw, I could not get the standard RPM to work even at the command prompt...so IMO, the source rpm is the only way to go.

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Old 07-08-2004, 10:36 PM   #5
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ok. i'll download that and try a reinstall. its no big deal. i didn't save anything on here yet. thanks for your help!

edit// when you say <filename> in the first step do you mean that just the file name and not the path? I guess i should be in that directory when i type the command? and whats a service network restart? Sorry. this is my first day of linux after years of windows. It's going to take some gettting used to.

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:33 AM   #6
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When I ran the rpmbuild command it came up with this:

bash: rpmbuild: command not found.

It turns out i didn't have the package rpm-build installed so did that. but then when i ran the command it gave me a whole bunch of error messages. ugh!

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Old 07-09-2004, 09:45 AM   #7
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I had the exact same problem. You probably need to re-install Redhat...when you double click on a RPM package it does something to the RPM database and hoses it
 
Old 07-09-2004, 01:14 PM   #8
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ok. will reinstall. no biggie as there's not much on that hard drive yet. does it matter what directory i put the source file in?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:45 PM   #9
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I'm getting ready to give up here. I can't get it to work for anything even after reinstalling redhat. Maybe i'll just go out and buy a nic.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 03:29 PM   #10
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That's what I did...then I found out how to install the source RPM, and I pulled it back out

Let me know how it goes!
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:40 AM   #11
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I got it all working! Turns out that 1. I forgot to install the kernel source so thats why it wasn't compiling and 2. I was using the wrong version. Whoops! Now that I got the ethernet recognized i just have to configure it. But, that shouldn't be too difficult. Thanks for being so patient with me!
 
  


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