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Hi, I downloaded the file NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm from nvidia and installed as su using rpm -ivh NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm Everything seems fine and it returns to the command propmt without any error messages. When I reboot, the network interface is failes to initialise saying that the nvnet module is not present. As far as I am aware the above rpm was supposed to install this module. Can anyone give me some pointers on where to go next in resolving this problem ? Regards Anton Erasmus...

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    Default Installing nforce2 board drivers on RH9

    Hi,

    I downloaded the file
    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm

    from nvidia and installed as su using

    rpm -ivh NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm

    Everything seems fine and it returns to the command propmt without
    any error messages.
    When I reboot, the network interface is failes to initialise saying
    that the nvnet module is not present.
    As far as I am aware the above rpm was supposed to install this
    module. Can anyone give me some pointers on where to go next in
    resolving this problem ?

    Regards
    Anton Erasmus

    Anton Erasmus Guest

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    Default Re: Installing nforce2 board drivers on RH9

    Hello

    Anton Erasmus (<junkjunk.net>) wrote:
    > I downloaded the file
    > NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm
    >
    > from nvidia and installed as su using
    >
    > rpm -ivh NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm
    >
    > Everything seems fine and it returns to the command propmt without
    > any error messages.
    > When I reboot, the network interface is failes to initialise saying
    > that the nvnet module is not present.
    > As far as I am aware the above rpm was supposed to install this
    > module. Can anyone give me some pointers on where to go next in
    > resolving this problem ?
    First, check of the module is installed. Do "modprobe nvnet". If the
    module is not installed, modprobe will sat it can't locate it. Search
    your /lib/modules/$kernelversion for nvnet.o. Maybe you have to run
    depmod -a.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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    Andreas Janssen Guest

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    Default Re: Installing nforce2 board drivers on RH9

    On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 19:18:21 +0200, Anton Erasmus typed:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I downloaded the file
    > NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm
    >
    > from nvidia and installed as su using
    >
    > rpm -ivh NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm
    >
    > Everything seems fine and it returns to the command propmt without any
    > error messages.
    > When I reboot, the network interface is failes to initialise saying that
    > the nvnet module is not present. As far as I am aware the above rpm was
    > supposed to install this module. Can anyone give me some pointers on where
    > to go next in resolving this problem ?
    Hmmm........... did you download and install the correct RPM, check.

    From the console or xterm session type; uname -r

    If you don't see 2.4.20-6 then go back to nVidia's site and download the
    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm (sroll down near the bottom of the page).

    First remove the incorrect RPM package, as root from the console or xterm
    session;

    rpm -e NVIDIA_nforce

    Then as root from the console or xterm session where the downloaded file
    resides type;

    rpmbuild --rebuild --recompile NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm

    Then install the RPM package found in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386


    FYI: When Red Hat released Red Hat Linux 9 two kernels where released,
    kernel-2.4.20-6 for the boxed sets and kernel-2.4.20-8 for the download
    version. The NVIDIA_nforce RPM package was created for the boxed kernel.



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    Lenard Guest

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    Default Re: Installing nforce2 board drivers on RH9

    On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 19:38:19 GMT, Lenard <lenard127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 19:18:21 +0200, Anton Erasmus typed:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I downloaded the file
    >> NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm
    >>
    >> from nvidia and installed as su using
    >>
    >> rpm -ivh NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm
    >>
    >> Everything seems fine and it returns to the command propmt without any
    >> error messages.
    >> When I reboot, the network interface is failes to initialise saying that
    >> the nvnet module is not present. As far as I am aware the above rpm was
    >> supposed to install this module. Can anyone give me some pointers on where
    >> to go next in resolving this problem ?
    >
    >Hmmm........... did you download and install the correct RPM, check.
    >
    >From the console or xterm session type; uname -r
    >
    >If you don't see 2.4.20-6 then go back to nVidia's site and download the
    >NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm (sroll down near the bottom of the page).
    >
    >First remove the incorrect RPM package, as root from the console or xterm
    >session;
    >
    >rpm -e NVIDIA_nforce
    >
    >Then as root from the console or xterm session where the downloaded file
    >resides type;
    >
    >rpmbuild --rebuild --recompile NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm
    >
    >Then install the RPM package found in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
    >
    >
    >FYI: When Red Hat released Red Hat Linux 9 two kernels where released,
    >kernel-2.4.20-6 for the boxed sets and kernel-2.4.20-8 for the download
    >version. The NVIDIA_nforce RPM package was created for the boxed kernel.
    Thanks for the replay. I managed to get it working by using the source
    rpms.

    Just to clarify a few things from above:

    I have the boxed set of RH9.
    I downloaded both binary rpms on nvidias site for RH9. Neither of them
    worked.

    As a semi-advanced newbie in Linux, I must say that my experience with
    trying to get binary rpms on RH9 going to be quite painfull. I have
    found many rpms that fail with (to me mysterious errors), while the
    tar balls and source rpms work most of the time.
    The only problem I have had with tar balls, are that if a rpm says it
    needs some other package, and one install it via a tar ball, the rpm
    system still seems to think it is not installed.

    Regards
    Anton Erasmus



    Anton Erasmus Guest

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    Default Re: Installing nforce2 board drivers on RH9

    Anton Erasmus wrote:

    > I have the boxed set of RH9.
    > I downloaded both binary rpms on nvidias site for RH9. Neither of them
    > worked.
    If you're not using a matching kernel, re-compile the kernel-nvidia RPM
    from the .src.rpm to match your kernel, and install *THAT*. You'll also
    need to edit the /etc/X11/XF86cfg to use the "nvidia" driver rather than
    others.

    Nico Kadel-Garcia Guest

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