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Old 08-18-2003, 10:04 PM   #1
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Question Nvidia Nforce2 ethernet (nvnet) not working in RH9

hi all,

I've got an Nforce2 motherboard (Abit NF7-S) and I've tried installing the Nvidia driver in Red Hat 9 several times, both the latest version and the one before it, and while all the other devices seem fine, the nvnet driver never has worked. For whatever reason the driver can't seem to communicate with the hardware; the error is always "...does not seem to be present, delaying initialization." It worked fine in Windows, so the hardware itself is fine.

So far I have tried removing and reinstalling the RPM, I've checked to make sure the /etc/modules.conf has the correct alias, and I've tried to use the source RPM (can't get that to work). After reading a few similar threads on this forum I've tried to run modprobe a few times to see what happens, but it's not in the path and I can't find it.

Any help would be appreciated... (by the way this is Red Hat 9 "out of the box," no kernel updates or anything yet).
Old 08-20-2003, 09:12 AM   #2
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I got exactly the same problem, (except I have EPOX 8RDA+ mobo). I installed new kernel 2.4.20-9 but it did not help. Kernel version coming out of the installation is 2.4.20-8 so I changed it.

Installation from src.rpm's do not work either. Now i will try installing from tarballs.

I am not able to give more detailed info, since it is on my other partition now.
Old 08-27-2003, 02:45 PM   #3
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I got it working. This is recipe:

1) Installed RH from scratch
2) Installed driver from tarballs (NOT from rpm's).

Quite embarrassing for
Old 08-28-2003, 05:42 AM   #4
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I also have Red Hat 9 and an nForce2 board, and can't get my Ethernet card working.

My /proc/pci file lists:
Bus 0, device 4, function 0:
Ethernet controller: PCI device 10de:0066 (nVidia Corporation) (rev 161)
IRQ 11
Master Capable. No Bursts. Min Gnt=1.Max Lat=20.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xee001000 [0xee001fff].
I/O at 0xd400 [0xd407].

When I look at my Network Adapters Configuration it lists
Adapter: nvnet
Device: eth0
and all fields in the Resource box are blank.

Any clues what these values should be?
I'm guessing IRQ=11, MEM=0xee001000 and IO=0xd400 but don't know about the others (IO1, IO2, DMA0 and DMA1)

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

- Frink


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