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Old 05-25-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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[solved] nvidia ethernet not working


ifconfig -a won't find my network interface. Just lo. The LAN is nVidia nForce 590 SLI.

I have tried using the dethforce driver (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73925 , http://dev.gentoo.org/~dsd/nforce-net-to-forcedeth.htm) without success. (Also tried with e1000.)

Thanks.

Last edited by Arla; 05-26-2007 at 04:31 PM. Reason: adding solved tag to title
 
Old 05-25-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
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when you do: "modprobe forcedeth" (without quotes) what do you get?

If it says nothing, check with "lsmod" (without quotes) to verify it has been loaded. If it gives an error, it means you probably didn't build your kernel with forcedeth support. I guess your using Gentoo, since that's what it says below your name. So if you have allready compiled your kernel using genkernel this might be a simple way:

Code:
genkernel --menuconfig all

then: Device Drivers -> Network Device Support -> Ethernet (10 or 100mbit) -> (M) Nforce Ethernet Support.
Then quit save and it'll do the rest for you automaticly. May take some time.

If you didn't do it with genkernel your first time, just go:

Code:
cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig
And do the same as above, and then remake the kernel:

Code:
make && make modules_install

and then:

cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.19-gentoo-r5
rename to whatever suits your needs.

Then add forcedeth to autoload:

Code:
echo "forcedeth" >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:03 AM   #3
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I enabled the forcedeth driver in-kernel. Was that wrong?
 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:31 AM   #4
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Now it works.
Had to build it as a module (why, please?), and there were eth1 and eth2.

Thank you for your help, puntjuh.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 05:43 AM   #5
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Well, I can't really tell you why built-in is not working, i had that same problem, and making it a module was the solution.

So when you do ifconfig -a now you get eth1 and eth2 ? Well if your only using 1 port, don't worry about the eth2. Just enable eth1 only.

Something like:

ifconfig eth1 192.168.123.123 192.168.123.255 255.255.255.0
IP BCAST SUBNET

and ifconfig eth2 down.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:30 PM   #6
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Yeah, well, I use the configuration from before the hard drive was migrated to this machine, with eth0 simply substituted by eth1 in /etc/conf.d/net

So the problem was solved with your last reply. Thanks anyway.
 
  


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