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Old 05-05-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
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Location: Vermont,USA
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
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Nforce2 driver install

I am using Fedora core 1 on my nForce2 AK79G-max motherboard.Fedora could not find my ethernet adapter.So I went to Nvidia and downloaded drivers in a tar and rpm format.There where not any Fedora specific drivers so I download the source rpm and kernel tar files.

I got the rpm and unzipped tar files on my desktop in Fedora.I decide to try the rpm first.I double clicked on it and nothing seemed to happen.I rebooted and my ethernet adapter was not detected.

Is there supposed to be a dialogue box when you use a rpm?How can I tell if it did anything?

Next I moved on to the tar files.The whole ball of wax has a make file.Then each folder(e.g. net,audio,etc) has it's own make file.Seeing as my primary concern is being able to get on the web I choose the net folder and clicked on the make file.I thought it would make drivers.Instead it just opened the make file in a text format.


1)How can I see if the RPM actually did anything?

2)How can I use the net folders make file to install drivers.

3)If the drivers do install will rebooting detect the ethernet adapter?Will it show up as a device in my network settings?

Old 05-06-2004, 05:20 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
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Well I finally found a post that spelled out fixing the problem(directions).If anyone else is scouring these forums trying to install nVidia nforce network drivers.Search for a forum authored by "Atero".Last time I checked he had nine posts it should be easy to find the right one.

It's three pages long and growing.It seem the most important thing for me was to try and install the .rpm first.Even though it apppeared to do nothing!

Then I follow the .tar directions.I even got a could not locate nvnet module at the end.But upon reboot it still found and installed my network adapter.

Many thanks to Darktyco who wrote the procedures down and responded to Atero.


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