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Old 06-08-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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nVidia nforce ethernet card not detected in RHEL 5


I use an nVidia nforce MCP73 ethernet card on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is not getting detected and hence I'm unable to configure my network. Please help me out, I am a newbie.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #2
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Hi

Please post the output of:

Code:
# lspci
 
Old 06-08-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
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By default, RHEL 5.x doesn't detect the Marvell and NVIDIA ethernet cards. You will have to install NVIDIA drives to fix this. Please have the drivers downloaded from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.23.html

Also, please paste the output of "lspci" command.

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Old 06-08-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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Please have the drivers downloaded from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.23.html
100% you can do this and it will probably solve the problem.

Thing is though remember if you install a "non-Red Hat" driver like this; if you have major OS issues, Red Hat won't support you - in other words it does affect your support unfortunately.

Thus if support isn't an issue, I'd recommend you move to CentOS and follow this path.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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The following is the output for lspci

[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP73 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:03.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP73 SMBus (rev a1)
00:03.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:03.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:03.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7100/nForce 630i (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP73 [nForce 630i] USB 2.0 Controller (EHCI) (rev a1)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP73 IDE (rev a1)
00:09.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP73 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP73 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP73 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP73 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP73 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07f0 (rev a2)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7100/nForce 630i (rev a2)
01:06.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7130 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)


Thanks a lot!

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Old 06-08-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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How can I install these drivers? Using RPM? If so, I have installed and there is still no effect. If not, can you please specify how to proceed? Thank you!
 
Old 06-08-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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How can I install these drivers? Using RPM? If so, I have installed and there is still no effect. If not, can you please specify how to proceed? Thank you!
Did you download the .ZIP file you were provided the link to? Did you bother to read the README.txt file in the RHEL5 directory, that TELLS YOU how to install it???
 
Old 06-08-2010, 10:25 PM   #8
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Did you download the .ZIP file you were provided the link to? Did you bother to read the README.txt file in the RHEL5 directory, that TELLS YOU how to install it???
Ofcourse, I did both. I also followed the instructions given on the readme.txt file and still the problem persists.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 09:44 AM   #9
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Ofcourse, I did both. I also followed the instructions given on the readme.txt file and still the problem persists.
Well, in your last post you said:
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How can I install these drivers? Using RPM? If so, I have installed and there is still no effect. If not, can you please specify how to proceed? Thank you!
Which indicated that you DIDN'T install the drivers, and didn't know how to proceed. Which is it? And from the LSPCI:
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00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Ethernet (rev a2)
says the ethernet controller IS getting recognized. Have you configured your network, or tried to? And since you've got RedHat support, you can call them for help with network configuration.
 
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Whenever I try to configure my network, the nVidia ethernet card is not even present in the drop down box as an option. This has been a major problem which has obstructed me from configuring the network.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 10:40 AM   #11
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Whenever I try to configure my network, the nVidia ethernet card is not even present in the drop down box as an option. This has been a major problem which has obstructed me from configuring the network.
Post the output of "ifconfig -a". Also, since you're using RHEL, you can call RedHat for support.
 
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Post the output of "ifconfig -a". Also, since you're using RHEL, you can call RedHat for support.
The output of ifconfig -a is as follows.

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1441 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1441 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3172632 (3.0 MiB) TX bytes:3172632 (3.0 MiB)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

I am actually not in a position to contact Red Hat as I don't have an installation key.
 
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The output of ifconfig -a is as follows.

I am actually not in a position to contact Red Hat as I don't have an installation key.
Hmm...how about the output of "dmesg | grep eth", to see what's there? Do you see anything in your system logs regarding the card?

And if you don't have a key...get one. RedHat enterprise is supported by RedHat. If you want community support, get a community-supported version of Linux, like CentOS.
 
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The output of dmesg | grep eth is as follows.

forcedeth.c: Reverse Engineered nForce ehternet driver. Version 0.62-Driver Package V1.23.


I see the same line listed above, here and there in the system logs. Nothing else regarding the ethernet card is listed in the logs. And, I'm planning to switch to some community supported distro of Linux in the near future, but, for now we need to fix this.
 
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The output of dmesg | grep eth is as follows.

forcedeth.c: Reverse Engineered nForce ehternet driver. Version 0.62-Driver Package V1.23.

I see the same line listed above, here and there in the system logs. Nothing else regarding the ethernet card is listed in the logs. And, I'm planning to switch to some community supported distro of Linux in the near future, but, for now we need to fix this.
Not alot of information to help diagnose this. If you say you've followed ALL of the instructions in the installation doc, that's fine...but it seems some things aren't working right.

A quick Google search turns up this:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110267

from the nVidia forums. That solution might work. And again, if you're using RedHat enterprise, PAY FOR IT. If you're going to switch 'in the future', do it now. Chances are, the card will work right off the bat, and you'll solve two problems at once.
 
  


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