Slackware 10 + Nforce2 Onboard LAN Tips
Hello, im new to this forum and Slackware. I just finished installing Slackware for the first time dual booting with Winxp about an hour ago. I know theres been some problems to SOME users concerning the installation of the NFORCE Drivers from Nvidia on Slackware 10.
I know that for me, doing the usual "sh NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0283-pkg1.run" automatic installer thing didnt work and I just got the usual message that nvnet.o cannot be found or whatever all that confusing thing it said, basically it just wont install.
So I read the release notes from the Nvidia website and it said something about doing an extraction of the NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0283-pkg1.run file and doing a manual compile (not really cuz well be using make--kinda).
So under root, I did a: "sh NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0283-pkg1 --extract-only" and it extracted its contents into a directory in the current one I was on. I went inside that directory and went inside the 'nvnet' folder and then I did these:
BUT during 'make install' it didnt work all the way because it said it couldnt find "install.o" or whatever the hell that was, but then I went back to the shell and typed the command 'install' and i found it was on my system. So I thought maybe that the makefile was broken so I opened it with emacs (i didnt use Vi because I didnt know how to exit out of it :P) and looked for the part where the install command was being issued, wrote it down on paper, went back to the shell and did this:
install -b -m 755 -o root nvnet.o /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/net
After that I went to that folder and checked to see if anything happend and I saw that the file nvnet.o which I compiled was there so that gave me good sign.
I then remembered some of the things I read on this forum about the alias eth0 nvnet being inside the modules.conf so I opened /etc/modules.conf and added that command since it wasnt there. I then restarted my machine, and OMG it worked. Im typing this all happy right now hehe (i know im a noob haha).
So I hope this helps you people who dont want to try recompiling your kernel or whatever or if the other methods didnt work.
For the PRO's who read this, if you think im doing something which can be done in an easier way, please do correct me. Thanks!
Last edited by orgee; 09-17-2004 at 05:55 AM.