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Im running Mandrake 10. I have noticed that the drivers that the drivers for my sound and nic aren't working 100%. Basically when my eth0 starts it hangs for about 2 minutes. Also my sound has crackling coming out of the speakers ever now and then even when im not using any sounds (not my mic). I decided to install the nVidia drivers and this is the error message i get:
make -C nvnet
make: Entering directory `/root/drivers/nforce/nvnet'
cc -c -Wall -DLINUX -DMODULE -DEXPORT_SYMTAB -D__KERNEL__ -O -Wstrict-prototypes -DCONFIG_PM -fno-strict-aliasing -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -falign-functions=4 -DMODULE -I/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include nvnet.c
In file included from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/irq.h:20,
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/irq.h:16:25: irq_vectors.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hardirq.h:6,
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/irq.h:70: error: `NR_IRQS' undeclared here (not in a function)
In file included from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/irq.h:72,
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hw_irq.h:28: error: `NR_IRQ_VECTORS' undeclared here (not in a function)
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hw_irq.h:31: error: `NR_IRQS' undeclared here (not in a function)
nvnet.c: In function `nvnet_open':
nvnet.c:735: warning: passing arg 2 of `request_irq' from incompatible pointer type
nvnet.c: In function `nvnet_remove':
nvnet.c:1248: error: structure has no member named `driver_data'
make: *** [nvnet.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/root/drivers/nforce/nvnet'
make: *** [nvnet_make] Error 2
I didnt have much luck with the RPM either. I have the kernel source installed and I believe it's 2.6.3. I'm not entirely sure what the issue is.
Go to www.nvidia.com.au and download a driver call NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run. I'm running Kernel-2.6.5 and I don't have any problems with nvidia drivers.
Once u have downloaded the above driver, u simply have to execute the file (ie $./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run). and it'll do the rest, v easy. Once the module is compiled, u just need to load the module and reconfigure the Xserver and select nvidia driver.
Sorry didn't read the whole thing :-) U might need to recompile the kernel and select the right sound card. If you do lspci -v and see what Multimedia audio controller is and select that from the kernel.