First, please note this is the graphics card forum. The more correct place for the nvnet discussion is the Linux Operating Systems & Software forum.
note that while you installed the rpm, ots version does not match your kernel. The kernel, kernel source and Nforce rpm must match EXACTLY. Your output from uname is 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl while the version you installed via rpm is 2.4.20-9.
Drivers must match the kernel version as they are part of the kernel. The same is true for other OS's too (BSD, MS Windows, Solaris etc).
So, do as klockren did. Download the linux_nforce_1.0-0261.src.rpm and build and install. In Fedora that would be rpmbuild --rebuild linux_nforce_1.0-0261.src.rpm
. then install the rpm rpm -Uvh linux_nforce_1.0-0261.i386.rpm
. Then follow the directions from Nvidia. This option will require the development tools and the kernel source that is same version as your kernel.
I suspect the module is not being loaded. Do a /sbin/lsmod
and see if nvnet is in the list. If not add alias eth0 nvnet
to your /etc/modules.conf file.
There are a number of detailed discussions in Linux Operating Systems & Software forum. Search there for more info.
Hope this helps point the way.
BTW - running Fedora Core 1, Abit NF7-S Nforce2, kernels 2.6.1 & 2.4.22-1.2129.nptl and have nvnet running well.
Good luck ---