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Old 05-15-2004, 04:32 PM   #16
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Also.. I know this guy on this forum who had exactly the same problem as me, but he just updated to 2.4.25 and the nvidia worked =/ so.... should i just do that coz i know it works, or will 2.6.6 support it was well ?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 04:43 PM   #17
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OK, this is not the end of the world.

All that has happened here is that, then you installed RH, you didn't install the kernel sources.

What you will have to do is to compile the kernel without any template to work from. This is a bit of a pity, but it won't be a big problem.

As soon as you type "make menuconfig", you can start choosing what to install into your kernel.

I suggest that you go through all of these (it will take you about 20mins) and choose the ones which you think will be correct. Most impotantly, choose this one:
Device Drivers --> Networking Support --> Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) --> Reverse Engineered nForce Ethernet support (EXPERIMENTAL)

This is the forcedeth module which you need. Make this as a module. WHen you have done everything in the page I sent you, ie, you have make your kernel, then do:
#modprobe forcedeth
and you will have workign networking.

The great think with linux is that, if you screw up your kernel recomile, your system will still be bootable as long as you have another kernel. So, dont' delete your current working kernel.

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Old 05-15-2004, 04:47 PM   #18
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OKay, Ill try it, thanks dude, you're really helpful.

- Also, another friend of mine said somthing about correct HD contoller mod , if i dont have the correct one , it's "kernel panic" for sure...hmm.... Think i should still go for it ?

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Old 05-15-2004, 04:55 PM   #19
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the HD controller will probably be the NVIDIA one.

Try that.

But like I said, if you get a kernel panic, just restart the computer and boot up with the current working kernel and then try again.

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Old 05-15-2004, 05:04 PM   #20
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Oh my god, new problem ! When i type menu makeconfig, it says somthing like

no rule to 'menuconfig'. Stop.

:S I was logged in as root. and type the make menuconfig in the terminal..
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:22 PM   #21
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did you go through my steps and the ones on the kernel compile page I sent you?

Remember, do this:

#tar -jxvf linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2 -C /usr/src
#ln -sf /usr/src/linux-2.6.6 /usr/src/linux
#cd /usr/src/linux
#make menuconfig

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Old 05-16-2004, 04:36 PM   #22
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Hamish, thanks for all your help but I've switched to Suse and everything is working great.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #23
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okay.

Glad to hear that.

When you recompile and it doesn't work, i'll be here

Hamish
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:38 PM   #24
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Wow, quick reply, but you should really hear teh whole story - through the process my CD drive LITERALLY chewed up my windows XP disc into little bits. No I'm left with no Win XP disc - Phew, I'm glad I reinstalled it . Stupid windows. Damn it all, IT ALL. Do you have MSN Messenger ? :P
 
  


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