Thanks for your reply but the problem I am having is that I can't get onto the network so that makes "downloading" impossible. As I mentioned I did log into the nVidai web site using Win ME and then burned them onto CD. After booting onto RH 9 I tried to install the drivers and this produced nothing. I tried to reinstall and the RPM manager reported that I had already installed the platform and the nvnet driver. I rebooted and saw that in the boot (grub) system selection there was a choice of the -6 kernel but no -9 kernel that i had installed. Thanks fot the try though.
I found in another thread where an nVidia employee recommended rebuilding the driver or kernel but this apparently has to be done without x11 running. I havent found how to do that yet.
Athlon 2500 512k, 512Mb
Shuttle FN41, Crush18G N.B. IGP
Realtek 8201BL onboard LAN
Realtek 8801 onboard 1394