After trying many permutations of the official install instructions and the instructions listed here, I was able to get everything working on my MSI Nforce board.
I'll provide the steps for reference if anyone else happens to have this problem.
A few findings: [list=1][*]INSMOD will not load the nvaudio driver, I had to use MODPROBE. This was due to a licensing error in nvaudio[*]NVAUDIO is not loaded at boot time as you would expect it to be[*]Installing the 2.4.18-5 kernel via up2date BREAKS DHCP using NVNET[*]NVMASTER does NOT work (corrupt or something)[/list=1]
So, here is what I did, in order, to get my system working:
- Install RH7.3
- Install the Nvidia Nforce SOURCE RPM (it creates tar files in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/ )
- unzip and untar NVNET *** ONLY ***
- Make sure you have the kernel source installed in /usr/src, if not, load it from RH7.3 CD 2
- go to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/nforce/nvnet and issue 'make' and 'make install' (you shouldn't get any errors at this point)
- At this point, eth0 (aka nvnet) will come up normally using DHCP. We'll tinker with non-DHCP settings under the new kernel.
- Run rhn_register and then up2date. Suck down the new kernel & kernel source. If you don't use XIMIAN, suck down the rest as well.
- eth0 will error during boot....ignore it
- go back to the SOURCES directory and unzip and untar NVAUDIO
- go into nvnet, make and install
- go into nvaudio, make and install
- run /usr/sbin/redhat-network-config, select eth0/nvnet and configure for a static ip (you can choose to reboot to see if it works as DHCP first, if not, just configure it for static here), then activate it.
- go into /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add "modprobe nvaudio" as the last line. This loads the nvaudio driver, with a fleeting error message, at boot time. (it's actually the last thing loaded during startup)
- reboot (optional)
- Install Ximian if so inclined and update per normal
- Turn on sound in Gnome (probably is alread on in KDE)
Hope this helps for folks...