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Old 09-22-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Problem with coming online in Mandriva

Hi. I have just installed a Mandriva Free 2006 86_64 and I have problems getting my NIC to function. The driver is there "nvnet" but when I try to choose it (using KDE) I have a window opening for about 1/8 of a second and then I am back in selecting the "proper" driver.

my hardware:

Motherboard: K8NF4G-SATA2 1.00 (Socket 754)

Processor: Sempron 1800MHz (L1 cache: 64.0 Kb,
L2 cache: 128.0 Kb, L3 cache: 0 Kb) Ext.clock: 200 MHz

Bios: AMIBIOS 080012 (03-Nov-2005)

Memory: 960 Mb (982 256 Kb)
DIMM0: 512 Mb(ECC,DIMM,5 ns) DIMM1: 512 Mb(ECC,DIMM,5 ns)

NIC is NVIDIA Nforce 6100

Tks for any response

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Old 09-22-2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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have you tried through the mandriva control centre under the networking section. There should be an option to set up a wired connection, this should choose the correct drivers etc automatically.
Old 09-22-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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Yes That is what I said happened
when I tried that. The driver nvnet
that I previously had installed in CentOS 4.4
was there in the list but when I tried to select
it, there came a popup window lasting fraction of
a second and then I was there again on the same spot in
the menu about to select the driver like nothing had happened
and nothing did happen, I would have appreciated at least
being able to read that message or what ever it was that
blinked so briefly on the screen
I also took a look at the modprobe.conf file and found no
reference to eth0 or is it sit0 in mandriva? So I do not know
if that is the right place to be. Also when I tried to install
the driver I had downloaded from nvidia, I got the old don't
have the kernel source, so I guess I have to download it.
It is a strange thing not being able on 3 cd's to make sure
they have all the drivers necceseary to drive all combinations
of PC's hardware, after all Nvida Nforce is not that uncommon.
But seems to be a major problem including in most Linux distributions.
I got Kubuntu and that did have all the drivers I needed on the Live CD.
But unfortunately it crashed during the install repeatly and I gave
up in the end.

Tks for the advice .... all is appreciated and I did start up Mandriva again
and went through the procedure again. Tried to install the generic forcedeth
driver but that did not function either.


mandriva, network, networking, nforce, nvidia

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