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Old 04-03-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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NForce2 Ethernet and Kernel 2.6


Hey folks,

I've got a mobo with the nforce2 chipset. I use the onboard lan. I installed Fedora Core 1. Ethernet was not working though.

I then installed the NVidia nforce2 drivers from source. After a reboot, Kudzu (Fedora/RH hardware manager) detected the ethernet card and configured it. It worked.

I then upgraded to Kernel 2.6. After a reboot, Kudzu informed me that my ethernet card was no longer present. Sure enough Ethernet did not work. So, I tried to reinstall the drivers, but they won't compile under the new kernel. I did some googling and found 1 person saying that you should enable an experimental option in the kernel for a reverse engineered Nvidia driver. So, I recompiled the kernel with that option, but still no ethernet.

What should I do? How can I get my onboard lan working? Thanks!

(Shuttle AN35N Ultra 400 mobo.... Realtek 8201BL10/100 Lan)


(Posted also on alt.os.linux 12 hours ago but no response)
 
Old 04-03-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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Which version of 2.6 are you using? There's a package called forcedeth that addresses this issue, and it's built into 2.6.3 -- J.W.

http://www.hailfinger.org/carldani/l...hes/forcedeth/
 
Old 04-04-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

I'm using 2.6.4.

What's weird though is I just went to my .config file that was used to compile my kernel. Sure enough CONFIG_FORCEDETH=y was present. So, my kernel should support it, correct?

Is there something else I have to do to enable it?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:02 PM   #4
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Hmmmm....I've been searching these forums, and I noticed most everyone else compiled the kernel with that as a module, where as I told it to fully include it.

Could that be my problem? Is it possible it has to be installed as a module?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:11 PM   #5
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Nevermind. Finally got it. I had to run redhat-config-network as root and add the forcedeth network device and activate it.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:51 PM   #6
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I'm glad that you got it to work. On a slightly different topic, I'm also on a Shuttle (the small form factor box SN45G) with similar equipment and forcedeth solved the problem for me. Those little Shuttle boxes rock! -- J.W.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 03:00 AM   #7
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I'm a newbie so I'm not going to compile the kernel. What if I install the Fedora Core 2. Does it include the driver for NForce LAN ? I also read that NVidia drivers might not work with the kernel 2.6.1. Is this fixed with the 2.6.5 ?
 
  


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