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Old 12-29-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Angry Abit nForce2 ethernet controller under SuSE 9.0?


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Just upgraded my motherboard to an Abit AN7. SuSE 9.0 recognised some new hardware, but the ethernet controller is not responding. If I look under YaST2 Hardware Info the Abit nForce2 ethernet controller is recognised but Drive/modules/active is No. YaST2/Network devices/Network card is configured as an 'Ethernet Network Card' (there is no entry in the list of known devices for anything resembling the Abit nForce2) . The ethernet card fails to set up on initial boot, but the connect light is on at the router so I don't think there's a hardware issue.

Is this natures way of telling me to upgrade to SuSE 9.2, or is there a way around this?
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Its natures way of telling you "Gee, is this why they have nForce ethernet and sound drives on the nVidia website for free download?"

Its also telling you to update to 9.2 as kernel 2.6 doesnt need the drivers...
 
Old 12-30-2004, 03:01 AM   #3
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Duh!

Okay, gave the nvidia download a try. Since I can get as far as installing the kernel-src package etc and then being told I don't have the source configured for my installed kernel I'll take the hint and get 9.2

Thanks!
 
Old 12-30-2004, 08:48 AM   #4
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Popped down PC-World at lunchtime - they wanted 70 for the full version of 9.2 Pro. Amazon do the upgrade for 37 or full for 50 but won't ship until the 4th.

I guess I'll be recompiling the kernel....
 
Old 12-31-2004, 10:29 AM   #5
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the nvnet driver from nvidia.com is pretty crap really. on the other hand the reverse engineered forcedeth driver which works very well indeed with the nforce2 chipset has been put into the 2.6 kernel, and also backported into the 2.4.x branch too. works great. I expect it's also possible to download it as an individual driver too..

caeda... less of the sarcasm next time please.
 
  


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