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Old 11-17-2003, 07:51 PM   #16
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i am logged as /root - or as the su

it looks as if the make command it errors out on. and i have NO clue where to begin with what that command does... a TON of stuff scrolls and most of it has #error in the lines.

and make install has this:

mkdir -p //lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/kernel/drivers/net
install -b -m 644 nvnet.o //lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/kernel/drivers/net
install: cannot stat `nvnet.o' : no such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1

and thats it......

Last edited by voodooutt; 11-17-2003 at 07:52 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 08:14 PM   #17
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OMG

OMG

OMG

I finally GOT IT

heres what i did:

1) installed the kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm
2) went to directory and tar xvfz nforce.tar.gz
3) cd /nforce/nvnet/
4) make - AND this time only 5 lines popped up after hitting enter (much better thankyou)
5) make install - and again looked good
6) navigated to /etc/modules.conf
7) used the vi command to edit that file, bacuase under X i cant write to it.....
8) reboot
9) POOF - I HAVE A eth0 finally, configured it to DHCP and voila!

 
Old 11-17-2003, 09:11 PM   #18
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...OMG.

Downloaded the kernel tar file and built nvnet and rebooted and it works and it's \o/ Sexy(r)
thanks guys
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:29 AM   #19
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Great to hear you finally got it working. It's a rewarding feeling, isn't it? Warm and fuzzy.

Håkan
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:10 AM   #20
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Hello ppl,

I just installed linux for the first time. Im a total n00b and i dont know anything. I have been trying to get this nvidia net card to work for 2 days now. I have extracted the tar source file and then i type make and i just get an error. I have tried several other ways but it always gets an error. Im using mandrake 9.2. Another thing i cant figure out is how to edit the modules.conf file. If i open it and edit it i cant save it. I got the file up in the konsole by vi /etc/modules.conf. I showed all the text and i could edit it but i could not figure out how to save the text in the konsole.


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Old 11-19-2003, 02:37 PM   #21
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Hi, if you havn't figured it out yet....

I am assuming you have an nForce-based board with the onboard lan, correct? Also, this is all fresh in my memory, so here are the steps I took to get the darn stubborn thing to work:

1) Download the kernel-source from here (click the top one named kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm) its 39 MB or so.
2) Install it - right click it and select "software installer"
3) Download the NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.tar.gz from here (at bottom of page)
4) remember where you stick that file.
5) get a konsole up and type "telinit 3" - shoots you to a text only environment.
6) type "root" and then your password
7) type "cd /to/the/directory/where/the/tar.gz/is/"
8) type "tar xvfz NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.tar.gz" - should uncompress
9) type "cd /nforce/nvnet/"
10) type "make"
11) type "make install"
12) type "cd /etc/" (navigate to your /etc/ directory)
13) type "vi modules.conf"
14) goto the spot where you want to add THESE LINES AND HIT THE LETTER "i" on your keyboard - this puts you into your edit function then add "alias eth0 nvnet" and "options nvnet optimization = 1". Then hit the esc key to exit out of the edit mode then simply hit the SHIFT key + ZZ - to save
15)type "telinit 5" and this should dump you to your graphical interface, if not type "telinit 3" then "telinit 5" - maybe someone correct me on this cuz im still n00bish
16) I simply rebooted after getting back into KDE again, just to make sure everything stuck......

you now should have a working eth0, configure as necessary.

-voodoo
 
Old 11-19-2003, 03:14 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info!

I checked my kernel source and it is 2.4.22. I should still install it anyway though?

I also just ran into this problem:

I was going to boot to linux to mess with stuff again and it booted normaly but instead of going to the desktop it just went to a black screen where it wanted me to type in my name and password. After i did that then the prompt just changes into something that looks like from the konsole and i cant load the desktop. Is there a command to load it? And why is it doing this? Is there just an option that got changed somehow?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 03:30 PM   #23
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Have you guys heard of the new forcedeth driver? It's a clean-room reverse-implementation of nvnet with FULL source available. It's been merged into the 2.4 and 2.6 kernels and should be available in 2.4.23 and 2.6.0.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 03:51 PM   #24
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nope, i havn't heared of it .. ima look into it lol

and

311Sam

after you type root and then your password, what that is: your into your system, just not the graphical one.

after that, type "telinit 5" and that should load your KDE Graphical interface

edit: oh, and yes, intall that kernel anyways, thats what i had to do

Someone jump in and let him / her know why its booting to the konsole and not graphical anymore, I can not remember where that is to change it....

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Old 11-19-2003, 06:20 PM   #25
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Ok thinks for everyones help! Im now posting from linux! I still got a lot to learn though. Lke how to run run .sh files...
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:48 AM   #26
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Try ./<filename>.sh
 
Old 11-23-2003, 01:22 PM   #27
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I've been searching this site for what looks like this discussion. I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo w/dual lan. 3Com and NVIDIA. When I go to hardware browser in my REdhat 9.0 OS I only see one network device 3Com. Also my left and right audio using nForce2 AC97 Audio Controller (MCP) are crossed. (Left is right and right is left) I have Logitech Z-640 6.1 speaker system and don't get surround sound. I hope I gave enough info. Is this related to the driver install in this discussion?
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:37 PM   #28
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I downloaded the source kernel and tried to do as voodooutt says to open right click and choose software installer? I don't find that as an option. How do I open it. Also on the Nvidia link half way down the page there is a kernel update and all that one should need to repair. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 09:35 AM   #29
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I had the same problem (RH9 and nVidia NIC).

I did not use the tar, i used the RPM source and rebuilt the drivers. That was the only way i could get it to work.

You can get the drivers from here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0261

and this gentleman has written a nice how to:

http://www.iskream.com/doc/nvidia_nf...rs_rh9_en.html

It worked for me..... now, one thing to be careful of.... make sure you remove any previously attempted installs of the driver

"rpm -e NVIDIA_nforce-####" (### is whatever version you loaded)

The tutorial worked great for me, however, i am still having a problem with my computer "stuttering" when accessing the Internet. I think the network driver is hogging all the CPU cycles. I'll update you when i figure out the fix.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 05:46 PM   #30
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Thanks for your follow up. I will give it a try.
 
  


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