Question here about getting ethernet drivers to play with the Shuttle XPC Glamour series. These sysems have Nvidia Geforce 7/ nforce 630a graphics/chipset onboard. These systems have an onboard gigE controller
(Marvel 88E1116 Gigabit Ethernet Controller).
Initially tried installation of CentOS 4.5 (2.6.9-55 kernel), many important driver modules wouldn't load - sata_nv, ahci, or forcedeth all failed when probing the system.
Then tried downloading most recent nforce driver package (before support seems to have vanished)
and incorporated newer drivers into the CentOS initrd ramdisk:
this step helped in probing and loading ahci and sata_nv drivers, but not forcedeth module.
I've confirmed this behavior on both the Shuttle XPC SN68SG2 and G5 models (AMD x86_64 based), which have identical nforce chipsets.
Have also tried installs with CentOS 5.0, with kernel 2.6.18-8, with similar ethernet detection problems.
Anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences with this chipset?
Thanks in advance,