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Old 10-15-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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trouble with forcedeth driver (have nvidia nforce chipset) under debian "sarge"

i have an nvidia chipset running on sarge 3.1 w/ the 2.6.8-2-386 kernel. i cant get to the internet b/c debian wont regognise my ethernet ports. i have heard that by typing
modprobe forcedeth
you could get the nvidia ethernet to work. the terminal said that the cammand "modprobe" wasnt found. if someone can tell me
1. where i can get this forcedeth driver and how to install it (remember i have to download it from windows, no apt-get)
2. how to get my internet working from there thank you so much.
Old 10-17-2005, 08:06 AM   #2
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the times I have got that same error from modprobe is when it was not installed or I was not root, I seem to remember I had to install modprobe from the cd to get my smc nic to work



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