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Old 06-26-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
Da_Necromancer
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Question kernel 2.6.7 nvidia ethernet driver


hi everyone.
currently running on Fedora Core 2 with a kernel 2.6.6 vanilla kernel. my system is based on an nforce 2 chipset and i'm using the built-in ethernet card on my motherboard. Kernel 2.6.6 comes with a reverse engineered driver to enable the nforce 2 ethernet card. My upgrade to Kernel 2.6.7 was flawless except that my network card stopped working!

basically, the driver is loaded and an eth0 device is created. On startup I get an 'OK' status for the bringing up interface eth0 stage. ifconfig shows the MAC address of the card and a properly assigned IP address. but i can't ping any remote host. so basically the network card shows up on linux but i can't communicate!

has anyone else experience this problem? any suggestions greatly appreciated!
thanks.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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I'm having what sounds like the exact same problem...if you figure it out, let me know, or if I figure it out, I'll let you know...

CJ
 
Old 07-07-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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hey, thats good to know! i'll let you know if i figure something out. currently i'm back on kernel 2.6.6.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 05:59 PM   #4
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Yes just to join the club I am having the same problems.
The standard install kernel works fine but any new kernel image finds the hardware but is unable to communicate with it.

Has anyone been bothered compiling a new kernel?

Its too much trouble for me as long as the standard kernel works but it is a little bit of a concern for the future if something is needed from a custom kernel image.....
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:28 AM   #5
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I am running Gentoo w/ the 2.6.5 kernel still because of this annoying problem with 2.6.7! I have compiled my kernel several times (tinkering with different options) to no avail. Not sure what the problem is, but the forcedeth module itself has barely changed between 2.6.5 and 2.6.7 (only for __user tags and such) so I don't think it's the forcedeth module itself. I must be some other change that was made because 2.6.5 works fine.

Sure hope someone figures this one out over in kernel-land!
 
Old 08-06-2004, 08:44 AM   #6
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Didn't have a problem with 2.6.7 vanilla and the 2.6.7 debian kernel.The only issue I am aware of is that the newest nvidia drivers don't work with usb2 enabled.Clearly something is halfcooked there.
If somebody gets me an email address I'll be happy to send you the config file from the gentoo kernel that worked fine.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 09:24 PM   #7
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Disabling USB 2.0 did the trick. How did you find out about that connection? I searched the web for weeks and couldn't find any info on this problem.

Thanks!
 
Old 08-07-2004, 07:00 AM   #8
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Gentoo forums - popped up there in connection with the newest nvidia driver not working.That this might also help with the NIC was just a lucky guess ;-)
 
Old 08-21-2004, 06:19 PM   #9
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Hi I am running Fedora core I just which i just installed, does anybody know how to install network driver, and by the way this is dual boot with windows network card working but in linux it won't
 
Old 08-21-2004, 08:23 PM   #10
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Hi I am running Fedora core I just which i just installed, does anybody know how to install network driver, and by the way this is dual boot with windows network card working but in linux it won't
in linux you tend not to install drivers the way you do in windows. in linux, they are usually builr into the kernel.

unless you have a very new or very old network card, lit is prob already installed..

what network card do you have ?
and what does "dmesg | grep eth" say ?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 02:11 AM   #11
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the Network card useto work with suse on that pc but i didnt like suse and there is now fedora core the one problem was service kudzu whic was checked and i couldtn ping my gatway I can now ping gateway can ping my addres and the other pc addreses but i cant still go on web pages why i dont know the mesage just says "www.google.com couldtn be faind plese check the address".
 
Old 08-22-2004, 02:37 AM   #12
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I didn't have any issues with forcedeth although I did compile right into the kernel and not as a module. I am having this issue with usb2 and the nvidia driver. A bug was filed and I tried to help but it seems that this whole thing is fubar'ed really bad. If you have anything to contribute, check out the bug report here.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 07:33 AM   #13
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well.. if you can ping,,, then the network card is fine...
looks like you got a dns problem... check the contents of /etc/resolv.conf match your dns servers (or the dns servers of you ISP)
 
Old 08-22-2004, 10:12 AM   #14
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Crashed_Again: You might want to try to compile the USB stuff as modules.I hab the same issues with gentoo when it was compiled into the kernel and it runs fine with debian where usb is compiled as module.Didn't try to connect a USB device though because I don't have one plus I installed the nvidia driver from .deb's there.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 01:52 PM   #15
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Fedora Rpm

[QUOTE]Originally posted by qwijibow
in linux you tend not to install drivers the way you do in windows. in linux, they are usually builr into the kernel.

unless you have a very new or very old network card, lit is prob already installed..

what network card do you have ?
and what does "dmesg | grep eth" say ?
[/QUOT



Are you sure you need install driver for network card or you have to network card's in your pc

dmesg | grep eth

just post back that what you get when you tipe "dmesg | grep eth"
 
  


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