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Old 09-23-2006, 06:20 AM   #1
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Getting my NIC workin! Configure Driver for Nvida Nforce -

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 1/4 of a second and then I am back in selecting the driver. I have a driver (nvnet!) that did work in my previous installation of CentOS 4.4 but I get a complain about not having the kernel source installed, when I try to install it, I also do not know where to configure the "modprobe.conf in my last linux distribution" alias eth0 or what it is in Mandriva?

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: NVIDIA Nforce 6100

Tks for any response
Old 09-23-2006, 06:38 AM   #2
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i would personally avoid the nvnet driver. there has been a suitable replacemnt in the 2.6 kernel for a long time, which i found to be much more reliable. if you add a line to /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf depending on which one exists saying "alias eth0 forcedeth" then on boot the forcedeth driver should load and you'll be away.
Old 09-23-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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Tks for the advize...

Well I had allready done that with the modprobe.conf file
configure alias eth0 forcedeth and again alias sit0 forcedeth but that
did not work at all after issuing service network restart.

I also tried the Live one cd.. I have the 3 cd free edition but I was
asked to login and password???!!!????!!! I was able to get in as guest but
then nothing happened. I just was there in text modus not even able to
shift over to X using ctrl^alt^F keys or init 5.

I do not know what should be the purpose of that Live CD
Old 10-03-2006, 10:53 PM   #4
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I was able to solve my problem by first uprgading my kernel to 2.6.12-25mdksmp, installing the latest nforce driver -- nvnet now works flawlessly


mandriva, nforce, nic, nvidia, working

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