Re: Re: should I install nvidia driver at first?re:Re: base system, nox windows yet,HOW?
Dear Mr.Kent West,
>>> Kent West wrote:
>>>>>>At first I ventured into debian installation ( via networking)again,
>>>>>>the embeded LAN chips(RTL8201BL , RTL8101L) of current EPOX-8RDA3G motherboard (nforce2 Ultra 400 +MCP chipsets) can't be detected whatever kernel driver modules I set on.
>>>>>>later on I nearly fulfilled debian's installation from hard disk by downloading
>>>>>>"rescue.bin"&"root.bin"(from http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/...ges-1.44/bf2.4/ )
>>>>>>"drivers.tgz"( from http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/.../current/bf2.4/)
>>>>>>and following up the prompts.
>>>>>>Now it's only a base system, I can login under console....
>>>>>>no x windows yet , what left packages should I download & install under console ?is it possible to make networking chips work and make rest of installation via network and upgrade kernel to latest 2.6.3? and how to do it under console with commands?
>>>>I'm not sure what modules you'll need for your LAN, but a quick google
>>>>indicates it might be the "8139too". Try "modprobe 8139too".
>>>>You can also try "lspci"; if it reports "unknown device", you'll
>>>>probably need to upgrade your kernel (which you're wanting to do anyway).
>>>>You can also look to see what modules are available under
>>>>You can also try booting off a Knoppix CD to see what modules it uses
>>>>(assuming it works on the network). If it works on the network, you can
>>>>download and manually install any packages for upgrading your kernel
>>>>(and it's painful, but do-able).
>>>>Once you have networking, and have configured your /etc/apt/sources.list
>>>>file to pull from the network, you can "apt-get update" followed by
>>>>"apt-get install x-window-system" to start making progress on getting X
>>>>up and running.
>>westkDear Mr. Kent West,
>>Thanks for your reply!
>A couple of suggestions:
>* Keep posts on the lists rather than switching to private mail (unless
>the posts drift off-topic). This allows other people who may know the
>answer to contribute; it also allows other people looking for the same
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>* Don't top-post. Reply in conversational style, so that anyone coming
>into the thread in the middle can read from top to bottom in the order
>in which posts were made.
I'll obey and follow it.
>>Your adivices 're realy helpful, by typing " lspci" system indicated the NIC is 8139too, at "eth0"...
>>it's available under /lib/modules/kernel 2.4.18/kernel.
>So "modprobe 8139too" should load the module, and "lsmod" should show
>the module as listed. Now you'll need to restart networking (or reboot)
>with "/etc/init.d/networking restart". This assumes you have your
>network defined properly in /etc/network/interfaces.
it prompted error messages following "modprobe 8139too". "modprobe RTL-8139".
"can't locate module 8139too."
"can't locate module RTL-8139."
>>But when I tried to ping my local ISP, ended up with no reply, within Lan "ping 192.168.1.2" it did respond.
>I'm assuming 192.168.1.2 is a different machine on your LAN, and not the
>machine you're having issues with? Were you pinging your local ISP by
>name or by number? If by name, I suspect that /etc/resolv.conf does not
>have proper DNS entries. If by number, we'll need to know more about how
>your LAN is setup (straight to modem? going through a router? are you
>getting dhcp addresses or using static? etc), and this is where keeping
>your posts on the list will help, as I'm no networking guru.
there're two NIC networking cards embeded with EPOX-8RDA3G MB.in fact , "ping 192.168.1.0" it responds as well.
I ping local ISP by IP number, the Lan was set up via ADSL modem working under router mood( being set as gateway:192.168.1.1), surely it's set into static( under mandrake9.1 i set the same configuration, it works well).
>* Different topics should probably go into different email threads.
>>Do you think I should download the tar file (NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.tar.gz )
>>Source RPM file (NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm) from (http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nforce/1.0-0261/NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm) and install it and thus set proper configuration of EPOX-8RDA3G MB& its NIC lan?
>If the 8139too module installed properly without errors, I suspect
>that's all you'll need; you just need to finish getting the rest of the
>network configured properly. Of course, I could be wrong, and the
>8139too module may be failing silently, in which case you might need to
>resort to the nforce drivers. I just don't know. (Another reason for
>keeping your posts on the list, for others more experienced with nforce
>boards might have some input.)
>>BY the way how should I configure /etc/apt/sources.list ? is edit it under "VI" enough to handle the task?
>Any text editor, including "vi", will work fine. I personally prefer
>"nano", but that's just personal preference.
>Mine looks like so (but notice that I'm running unstable):
>> westk[@westk03]:/home/westk> cat /etc/apt/sources.list
>> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
>> deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib
>> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
>> deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main
>> contrib non-free
>> #deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
>> #deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main
>> contrib non-free
>> deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free