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Old 07-12-2004, 01:22 AM   #1
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nForce3 with 2.6.7?


I have a nForce3 mobo and i would like my LAN, sound etc. in 2.6.7
The drivers from nVidia work only for 2.4

thanks for any help
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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Don't know about NForce3, but Nforce and Nforce2 hardware (LAN, Sound, AGP, USB, Firewire) is supported by the 2.6.7 kernel (I'm using an Nforce2 box). I had to compile a custom kernel though.

I suspect it will work, but probably won't be optimal.

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Old 07-12-2004, 09:00 PM   #3
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where is the option when you compile a new kernel? i cant find it... i can only find the forcedeth and that doesn't work...
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:10 AM   #4
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I can look it up tonight for you. Which program do you use for kernel options: xconfig or gconfig?

IIRC the ethernet option I'm using is the option: reverse engineered nvidia LAN driver

If that's the same option then maybe nforce3 doesn't work yet.

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Old 07-13-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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ok thx, ill look at that later.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:55 PM   #6
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OK I'm not sure this will help you as you are already using the FORCEDETH option, but these are the Nforce2 specific options (well some of the USB ones aren't strictly nforce2 specific) that I enabled in the Kernel to get my hardware working under 2.6.7. Using GConfig:

ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support ->
PCI IDE Chipset ->
AMD & Nvidia IDE Support - BLK_DEV_AMD74XX (Y)

Networking Support ->
Network Device Support ->
Ethernet (10 or 100mbit) ->
Reverse Engineered nForce Ethernet Support - FORCEDETH (Y)

Sound
-> Sound Card Support - Sound (Y)
-> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture - SND (Y)
OSS Mixer API - SND_MIXER_OSS (Y)
OSS PCM (digital audio) API - SND_PCM_OSS (Y)
-> PCI Devices
Intel i8x0/MX440;Sis 7012;Ali 5455; Nforce Audio; AMD768/8111 - SND_INTEL8X0M (Y)

USB Support ->
Support for Host-side USB - USB (Y)
USB device filesystem - USB_DEVICEFS (Y)
-> USB Host Controller Drivers (Y)
EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) Support - USB_EHCI_HCD (Y)
OHCI HCD Support - USB_OHCI_HCD (Y)
USB Printer support - USB_Printer (Y)
USB Mass Storage Support - USB_Storage (Y)
USB Human Interface Device (Full HID) Support - USB_HID (Y)
HID Input Layer Support - USB_HIDINPUT (Y)

Character devices
-> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) - AGP (Y)
NVIDIA nforce/nForce2 chipset support - AGP_NVIDIA (M)

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Old 07-13-2004, 08:21 PM   #7
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doesnt work guess i wont be using slack for a while now
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:05 AM   #8
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Or any distro then...If the latest kernel doesn't support it, unless there are some non-standard kernel patches then I guess you are stuck?

You could always get a cheap and cheerful LAN card from somewhere and install thaut for now, until the kernel catches up (or Nvidia release a driver)
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:29 PM   #9
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that would be a good idea i guess... but it *should* work cause i dont think nforce 3 is THAT new...
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:41 PM   #10
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NForce3 works with the 2.6.7 kernel and so does the forcedeth driver, that is on my machine it does. I don't remember the exact options I used, it took me some 5 or 6 tries to get it all right. You can use my .config if you want to.
There is one but, though, it's configured for an AMD64 / Hammer processor, the AGP setting is also configured for AMD64 AGP, so you might have to change that too, if you decide to use it.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:19 PM   #11
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thanks! ill try that now. i am AMD64 too so i guess it wont matter

edit-- but it says config_forcedeth=m how will i configure it as a module?

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Old 07-15-2004, 03:01 AM   #12
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My experience is that it loads automagically, I didn't do any configuration other than compiling it as a module.

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Old 07-15-2004, 03:06 AM   #13
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I just thought of something else. You might want to have a look at the graphics section, as it is configured for an ATI Radeon. So you might end up with an all black console
 
Old 07-15-2004, 12:38 PM   #14
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lol i'm on an ATI radeon too!!
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:34 PM   #15
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why are there numbers in the config file? i thought you could only have y, m, or n. and i dont think make gconfig, or make bzImage likes it because it gives me an error.

edit: for some reason it works now

edt 2: network doesn't work after kernel recompile... maybe im doing something wrong

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