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riemann_noodles 08-02-2005 02:58 PM

kernel recompile ethernet options
 
I am trying to recompile my kernel and so far Im only having trouble with my network modules. I have nforce2 ethernet 10/100. I am using the Linux Kernel v2.6.5 Configuration tool. When I select the correct ethernet 100 option it asks me to choose my card below. I can't figure out what type of card it falls under - there is no nforce option. I'm not very knowledgable about hardware.
Thanks for any help.

keefaz 08-02-2005 03:12 PM

It is forcedeth open source module (reverse engeneering)
Else use the proprietary nvnet module, available at www.nvidia.com

riemann_noodles 08-02-2005 04:10 PM

cool thanks for the quick reply :) one more question... if i install the driver from the nvidia sight, will it become an option in the kernel configuration tool, or will i need to load it manually.
thanks again

keefaz 08-02-2005 04:24 PM

As for nvidia video driver, the compilation and installation of
the module is simple, you download the nforce driver package
(ia32 for 32 bits intel/AMD processors or AMD64 for AMD 64bits)
Then you just execute it and follow the on screen instructions
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html


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