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Old 04-11-2004, 04:14 AM   #1
AdamJuel
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NFORCE2 Motherboard drivers


Okay, I'm obviously running Mandrake 10.

I have an NFORCE Motherboard (A7N8X-E Deluxe) and I downloaded the driver pack from the Nvidia web site. I am trying to use the Kernel TAR version of the drivers...
After extracting the files I do as the readme says and run the "make" command from the nforce directory... However, when I do that, I get the following result....

[root@ip68-3-151-105 nforce]# make
make -C nvnet
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/adam/Drivers/nforce/nvnet'
cc -c -Wall -DLINUX -DMODULE -DEXPORT_SYMTAB -D__KERNEL__ -O -Wstrict-prototypes -DCONFIG_PM -fno-strict-aliasing -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -falign-functions=4 -DMODULE -I/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include nvnet.c
In file included from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/irq.h:20,
from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hardirq.h:6,
from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/interrupt.h:11,
from nvnet.h:30,
from nvnet.c:21:
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/irq.h:16:25: irq_vectors.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hardirq.h:6,
from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/interrupt.h:11,
from nvnet.h:30,
from nvnet.c:21:
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/irq.h:70: error: `NR_IRQS' undeclared here (not in a function)
In file included from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/irq.h:72,
from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hardirq.h:6,
from /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/linux/interrupt.h:11,
from nvnet.h:30,
from nvnet.c:21:
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hw_irq.h:28: error: `NR_IRQ_VECTORS' undeclared here (not in a function)
/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include/asm/hw_irq.h:31: error: `NR_IRQS' undeclared here (not in a function)
nvnet.c: In function `nvnet_open':
nvnet.c:735: warning: passing arg 2 of `request_irq' from incompatible pointer type
nvnet.c: In function `nvnet_remove':
nvnet.c:1248: error: structure has no member named `driver_data'
make[1]: *** [nvnet.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/adam/Drivers/nforce/nvnet'
make: *** [nvnet_make] Error 2

I decided to just try and continue with the installation and typed "make install" which gave me THIS result...

[root@ip68-3-151-105 nforce]# make install
make -C nvnet install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/adam/Drivers/nforce/nvnet'
mkdir -p //lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/kernel/drivers/net
install -b -m 644 -o root nvnet.o //lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/kernel/drivers/net
install: cannot stat `nvnet.o': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/adam/Drivers/nforce/nvnet'
make: *** [nvnet_install] Error 2

The drivers do not install correctly... any thoughts? Thanks.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 06:02 AM   #2
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which bits of the motherboard are you trying to install drivers for?

only, I have the nforce2 chipset on my mobo and mandrake 10 has all the drivers except the
graphics chip 3d drivers
 
Old 04-11-2004, 05:31 PM   #3
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Its an Nforce2. The ONLY reason I would be trying to install the drivers is because I don't think Linux is using the best drivers for my onboard audio. System sounds etc. are all okay but games and whatnot sound very low quality.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:45 PM   #4
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Its an issue with the 2.6.x kernel (as far as i can tell ). In linux/pci.h part of the pci_device structure is missing/changed ( sorry if im confusing anyone ), but the nforce drivers refer to the part that is missing, so it doenst compile. Either there needs to be a patch thrown together, or wait till nvidia throws out a new release fixing it.

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