to cut a long story short my realtek NIC died and I am now having to use my onboard NIC on my Abit NF7-s rev2.0 (nforce 2 chipset) motherboard.
The onboard NIC does work and is enabled (using it now under windows 2000) And I have installed the Linux nforce driver
which was all fine.
but I am having difficulty selecting the NIC under slackware 10.1 - kernel 2.4.29. In the readme
it states that I need to configure my /etc/modules.conf file and then it has this bit
If the distribution you are using provides a configuration mechanism for network drivers, use it to select the nvnet driver module for use with the nForce ethernet device, and to set the networking parameters (IP address, etc.) for the interface. Otherwise, manually edit the module configuration file.
If your configuration file already contains an entry for the forcedeth driver (an open-source network driver that supports the nForce network controller), that entry needs to be commented out with a # or removed:
# alias eth0 forcedeth
Add the following line to the configuration file:
alias eth0 nvnet
If your system has multiple ethernet interfaces, you may need to use 'eth1' or higher in place of 'eth0'.
I'm pretty much confused and lost as to what exactly I have to do. Can someone please help me out here?