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Old 12-14-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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nforce2 mcp networking adapter problem


using the drakconnect wizard provided on mandrake 9.2 i am trying to set up my LAN connection, after i specify that LAN is what i want to configure and click next i am sent back to the first step of the wizard. i found some information off of a forum about trying to use an nforce2 mcp networking adapter. i am very new to linux and feel that i might of messed up some commands while trying to follow the instructions. what i tried to do was to patch the kernel with kernel-2.4.22.21mdk-1.1mdk.src.rpm then i installed the source code provided on nvidia's website (after compiling it). having felt that i did everything i ran drakconnect only to run into the same problem. i am new to linux and i'm not familiar with the commands at all. can someone tell me specificly how to solve this problem?

i'm not sure if this means anything but i have no LAN networking card it is directly on my abit nf7 motherboard and i'm trying to connect to currentlink (which i don't recommend at all, highly unreliable)
 
Old 12-15-2003, 04:00 AM   #2
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hmmm

i have the same problem with the nforce3 card but im trying to use it on 64 bit platform and says tis not compatible...
did you try to install the rpm on yours..???
 
Old 12-15-2003, 04:26 AM   #3
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Hmm...

I also have the AbitNF7 and my onboard nic works fine. Which package did you grab?
I used the one from:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0261.html

If it installed correctly try (as root) "modprobe nvnet". That will load the module for your card. I've never used Mdk, so how you go about configuring your card, I dunno.

Also, jperl, did you use this:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4050.html
???
 
Old 12-15-2003, 05:53 AM   #4
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after i did modprobe it said that my architecture was different cuz i am using 64 bit and the drivers are 32 bit but i think it shouldnt mattter unless it does for modules
 
Old 12-15-2003, 06:07 AM   #5
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That driver is 64 bit...
 
Old 12-15-2003, 03:31 PM   #6
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my problem is that i can't use any of the files on nvidia, i'm using mandrake 9.2 which they don't have a driver for.
thanks for the suggestion on the module je_fro
 
Old 12-15-2003, 04:09 PM   #7
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Oh yes they do...

It's called a src.rpm find out how to compile a src.rpm and you're home free. You need the kernel source, though. You can probably get that from the cd.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 04:26 PM   #8
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so which one should i try to use from nvidia??
and i should compile it or i mean configurs make and install?
then modprobe nvnet?

thanks
 
Old 12-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #9
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kernel-2.4.22.21mdk-1.1mdk.src.rpm is the kernel source i used.
NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm is what i found on nvidia's website.
i compiled both of these and nothing changed.
is there anything besides the rpmbuild --rebuild *filename* that i need?
i'll do some more reading but since i'm new to linux a lot of the jargon isn't making sense to me.

thanks for your input
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:55 AM   #10
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reboot your computer and it should insert the module... then redo the configuration for your network setup... if it doesnt put hte module in the kernel type modprobe nvnet then reboot again
 
  


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