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Old 03-14-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Nforce2 Ethernet Adapter


Hi, Guys and Gals.. Another NOOB to the world of Linux..

My problem is, I have a MSI K7N2 DELTA Motherboard with built in Ethernet for which i run a cable conection to my D-LINK DI704P Router.

Obvously this runs my home network great in Windows.. BUT i cannot conect under linux? I have been to the nvidia site and got the latest drivers but linux says it cannot find the device...
Has anybody had this problem... or knows how to solve it..

Thankyou for your help....
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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http://www.hailfinger.org/carldani/l...hes/forcedeth/

Thats the link to the Forcedeath Driver. Its the only way i got my nforce ethernet working with lin. Give it a try and it should work.

also....if your using kernel 2.6 it has the forcedeath module builtin just have to recompile the kernel with it enabled.

Last edited by legendosiris; 03-14-2004 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 05:00 AM   #3
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How do you use any of the files, they're all txt...
I'm really new...
I need to know the actuall commands for getting this done
 
Old 03-15-2004, 05:49 AM   #4
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OK more woes on the nforce lan side..

@ legendosiris Thanks for help but not a beany about those files more help appreciated..

I did a search and found some ABIT Nforce lan drivers.. Excellent
Installed and all worked fine... Cooking on gas now.
Installed all RED HAT 9 Updates..
Rebooted .................................. NO INTERNET

the usual problem "nvnet device eth0 does not seem to be present , delaying inititialization"

So back into windows back to Nvidia,
Downloaded and rebuilt and installed NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm

But still no internet and the same error message..

Has anybody got any idea how to get the NFORCE2 lan drivers to work correctly?

I could just change lan card but this is totally missing the point.

Admitingly i am a linux noob so am i missing something or is there more to this than meets the eye..
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:09 AM   #5
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sorry about not going very in-depth. unfortunately i'm at work now and not infront of a linux machine. If i see this thread still hanging tonight i'll get on and try and post some "destructions" for you. I'm still new to the whole linux world myself. Only about 4 months in.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 12:50 PM   #6
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Try downloading the tar file, that's what worked for me. When you extract it it makes a directory called nforce. Cd into it and type "make && make install" and it will compile and install the modules for your kernel. Then do "modprobe nvnet" and re-run your startup script(s) that set up your hardware.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 03:44 PM   #7
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I can't download anything for linux it will go into my Windows Partition,
 
Old 03-15-2004, 05:08 PM   #8
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Wynd.. your a genius.

The tar file worked perfecctly

Now.... Do you know why my soundblaster 5.1 isnt working

@ae0382 Try downloading into windows and copying onto disc.

Once the Tar file is in linux (or windows) open it up and read instructions inside.

Thanks ALL.....

 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:55 PM   #9
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ok, sounds easy enough, but which tar file and where is it?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 08:34 PM   #10
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Note also that forcedeth is included in kernel 2.6.3, no need to do any patching, etc. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 04:46 PM   #11
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I seem to be having more and more problems as I go, I tried to instal the rpm off the nvidia site and it gave me an error and when I try to start X I get this:
(THIS IS THE SIMPLE VERSION IF YOU WANT THE WHOLE THING LET ME KNOW):

0x0000c0ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 02:00:0
S3VProbe begin
(II) Loading sub module "cirrus_laguna"
(II) LoadModule: "cirrus_laguna"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/cirrus_laguna.o
(II) Module cirrus_laguna: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "cirrus_alpine"
(II) LoadModule: "cirrus_alpine"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/cirrus_alpine.o
(II) Module cirrus_alpine: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(--) VMware Guest X Server 10.4.0 - build=
(WW) ATI: PCI/AGP Mach64 in slot 2:0:0 could not be detected!
CYRIX: Device Sections found: 1

Fatal server error:

XFree86 has found a valid card configuration.
Unfortunately the appropriate data has not been added to xf86PciInfo.h.
Please forward 'scanpci -v' output to XFree86 support team.

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.
 
  


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