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Old 03-05-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question forcedeth


Hey,
I've been having problems getting my nforce NIC to work on RedHat 9.0. I posted my situation in a previous thread found at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=153129

However, no one replied. I searched through some other threads and came upon something called forcedeth used for the NVIDIA chipset. I followed this link:

http://www.hailfinger.org/carldani/l...hes/forcedeth/

and came to what seems to be a download page. Since I'm really new to Linux, I'm not sure what I need to download and how to get it installed. If anyone knows how I would go about getting it all installed, I would greatly appreciate your help. I recently installed this file:

kernel-2.4.20-30.9.athlon.rpm

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:45 AM   #2
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u dont need forcedeth.. go to www.nvidia.com and download src.rpm packet of nforce driver..
and rebuild it:
rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_nforce*.src.rpm

it will write rpm packets into /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 directory.. install it:
rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_nforce*.rpm

then restart your computer, redhat will configure it and onboard soundcard.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thank you!
 
Old 03-08-2004, 01:33 AM   #4
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your welcome
 
Old 04-11-2004, 11:13 PM   #5
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Re: forcedeth

Quote:
Originally posted by dubya
Hey,
I've been having problems getting my nforce NIC to work on RedHat 9.0. I posted my situation in a previous thread found at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=153129

However, no one replied. I searched through some other threads and came upon something called forcedeth used for the NVIDIA chipset. I followed this link:

http://www.hailfinger.org/carldani/l...hes/forcedeth/

and came to what seems to be a download page. Since I'm really new to Linux, I'm not sure what I need to download and how to get it installed. If anyone knows how I would go about getting it all installed, I would greatly appreciate your help. I recently installed this file:

kernel-2.4.20-30.9.athlon.rpm
I'm having the same problem and am also pretty inexperienced when it comes to linux. I'm pretty lost in getting forcedeth to work and can't get the nvidia drivers to work because they are for kernel versions 2.4.20-6 and 2.4.20-9, while I presently have 2.4.20-8. I think I could get the nvidia drivers to work if I could just update my kernel to 2.4.20-9 but I haven't been successful at patching or recompiling my kernel.

dubya, where did you find the rpm you mentioned in your previous message? I'm hoping I can find an rpm to conveniently upgrade my kernel as you've done. Thanks in advance for the help and sorry if this is an excessively "newbian" question.

Azmat

System:
AMD Athlon XP 2600 +
512 MB PC3200 DDR RAM
Asus A7N8X-VM/400 Motherboard
 
Old 04-11-2004, 11:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by maxut
u dont need forcedeth.. go to www.nvidia.com and download src.rpm packet of nforce driver..
and rebuild it:
rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_nforce*.src.rpm

it will write rpm packets into /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 directory.. install it:
rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_nforce*.rpm
I've tried this as well but I end up with errors in the build process. It looks like the errors are happening in the /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/nforce/nvnet directory.
I appreciate the help. Thanks again.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 02:09 AM   #7
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as i know it supports all 2.4.x kernels.
download "NVIDIA*.tar.gz" from www.nvida.com . try to install.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:51 AM   #8
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people are really reading this the wrong way! it's not that you don't need forcedeth, it's that you don't need nvnet! nvnet is nasty and closed and... just yuck, while forcedeth is a new open source drop in replacement for it. you're meant to be happy not to have to go to nvidia.com anymore...
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:20 AM   #9
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u r right.
when i had standart kernel 2.4.x, i used nvnet driver. i didnt have any trouble with it. now i have costum kernel 2.6.4 with forcedeth on redhat 8 and fedora 1. i meant forcedeth wasnt only one nvidia onboard ethernet driver. i thougth that nvnet could be easy to install if u had standart kernel. because i dont know if forcedeth can be installed without kernel compiling.

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Old 04-12-2004, 05:19 PM   #10
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I don't know anything about this custom kernel stuff cause I left mine just as is so that i wouldn't have problems installing the drivers. Anyway, to answer the original question, i used source rpm (NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm) then I followed instructions exactly at:

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

It took me a long time to find something this clear that worked for me; keep struggling and good luck.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 08:06 AM   #11
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Blergh!!

I'm confused... I have an Epox 8rda+ motherboard Nvidia chipset, but I dunno what to get... like download.. coz I don't even know what rebuild means :S... total newbie I am !! Please help lol, and how do I find out my kernel ? :S
 
Old 05-15-2004, 09:03 AM   #12
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Just an update,

I was able to get my ethernet working by updating to 2.4.25, which includes forcedeth. Ethernet is working fine now. Forcedeth is pretty kick ass. Thanks again for the help.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 01:39 PM   #13
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How can I get this update Niceman? thx
 
Old 05-15-2004, 02:29 PM   #14
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What's the current kernel you're running? Are you just using the 2.4.20-8 distribution from Red Hat? If so you should go to kernel.org and download the patches to update yourself to 2.4.25. If you're having trouble with this, just PM me and I'll see if I can remember what I did.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 02:38 PM   #15
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This other guy told me to get the latest one , 2.6.6 or somthing, should I get that instead ? The process seems long :'( But anyway... ehh.... I cant pm you on this, wont lemme, says I have not subscribed to it or somthing, get on AIM :P Ive added you in that !
 
  


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