LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
martinp26
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Menai Bridge, Anglesey. An island just off North Wales. The gateway to Ireland
Distribution: Mandrake 10 Official
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy No option for nVidia nforce network card in menuconfig for 2.6.8.1


Hello all, I am trying to build 2.6.8.1 for my Asus a7n8x motherboard and after going through the options in menuconfig compiled and installed my new shiny kernel (I currently use 2.6.3-7 that was installed with 10 Official). On going through the options I did not see one for the reverse engineered nVidia nforce network card (forcedeth) and obviously when I try and boot it hangs at the 'Bringing up network interface eth0'. Does anyone know why I now don't get this driver as an option, I did with 2.6.7 and do with 2.6.3.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Kind Regards
Martin
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:58 AM   #2
david_ross
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 67
It seems to be there for me (not that I use it):
Code:
[*] EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers
 < >   AMD PCnet32 PCI support
 < >   AMD 8111 (new PCI lance) support
 < >   Adaptec Starfire/DuraLAN support
 < >   Ansel Communications EISA 3200 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
 < >   Apricot Xen-II on board Ethernet
 < >   Broadcom 4400 ethernet support (EXPERIMENTAL)
 < >   Reverse Engineered nForce Ethernet support (EXPERIMENTAL)
 < >   CS89x0 support
You could always just complete the rest of your config then uncomment and set "CONFIG_FORCEDETH" to "y" or "m" in ".config".
 
Old 08-24-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
martinp26
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Menai Bridge, Anglesey. An island just off North Wales. The gateway to Ireland
Distribution: Mandrake 10 Official
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok, I tried that and there was no '# CONFIG_FORCEDETH is not set' in my
.config to change it to 'CONFIG_FORCEDETH=y' so I added it anyways and
re-compiled. As I watched the compiler output it just skipped it again and
when I went back to my .config the line I had just added had gone!

If I do a 'make oldconfig' with my .config-2.6.3-7mdk as the base the
'reverse engineered nVidia' driver option appears but all the other options
are now back at default.

It will probably mean that I'll have to go back and make all those changes
again (it took me hours). I just hoped someone would have a fix for this
and / or that it might be a bug!?

The options are there in /usr/src/linux-2.6.8.1/drivers/net/Kconfig, but
for some reason I don't get it in my list when I 'make menuconfig'.

And one last 'silly' question. What is the 'affero' button for, is it like an
awards thing?

Cheers
MP
 
Old 09-28-2004, 10:32 AM   #4
FlFF
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Just struggling with this trouble for one hour or two,

Simply select "Code maturity level options > Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/driver"

And you'll see the right option in its habitual place
 
Old 09-28-2004, 12:14 PM   #5
martinp26
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Menai Bridge, Anglesey. An island just off North Wales. The gateway to Ireland
Distribution: Mandrake 10 Official
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you for the response F|FF, I overcame this by going through make menuconfig again and selecting all the settings I wanted and now have 2.6.8.1 installed and working brilliantly.

This is well worth noting though for when the next kernel becomes available, it's one of those 'got to have it' things, you know!

Regards
Martin
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nvidia nforce ethernet card, enabling it? Schrambo Slackware 3 02-20-2008 03:41 AM
forcedeth nvidia nforce network driver does not work renas.r Linux - Networking 1 08-22-2005 11:46 PM
NVIDIA nForce network not obtaining IP.. Clumsy Fedora 4 05-10-2005 06:39 AM
nvidia nforce MCP network adapter helpmeplz Linux - Networking 3 08-16-2004 01:53 AM
nvidia nforce video card not detected siddharth Linux - Hardware 3 10-14-2003 08:03 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration