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Old 10-01-02, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question NVNET device not present, delaying activation

I had my MSI nfroce 420 network working good in Mandkrake 8.2, but the sound wasn't up to par and the mouse would not work when I tried going to the log in screen. Now I updated to 9.0 and everything works great except for the network, I installed the point-and-click rpm's for Mandrak 8.2, and when I boot it says "NVNET not present, delaying activation." When I try to run the mandrakeconf wizard it finds it but does nothing. So now i have no network interface, no ability to go online, browse teh network, or anythign kewl. Please tell this low-life newbie something he can do so he can use his kewl nfroce board to the fullest under Mandrake 9.0. Thank you for yout time.
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Old 10-01-02, 05:21 PM   #2
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tried to install the drivers from source? if so, what's the output of "dmesg" when loading it?

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Old 10-01-02, 05:58 PM   #3
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What specific Nforce board do you have? Some board manufacturers, like ASUS, shipped non-Nvidia network cards on their boards. What ethernet card is identified in 'lspci'?

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Old 10-01-02, 06:26 PM   #4
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Default Uninstall the existing nforce drivers and reinstall

My MSI K7N420Pro board works fine with Mandrake 9.0.

It easy to make your own 9.0 drivers:

1. Use the "rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.src.rpm" command. If you get problems with this command, you probably need to install the kernel-source package.

2. Install the drivers with "rpm -ivh /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586/NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.i586.rpm"

3. Go into the Mandrake Control Center and configure the network (the nvnet adapter should be autodetected).

(Funny enough, I did not need to do step 2...)

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Old 10-01-02, 09:43 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your help, I installed teh linux-source RPM and then rebuilt the Src.RPM for the nfroce drivers, now everything is fine and dandy. Thank you again.
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