On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 08:39:10AM -0500, Bill Moran wrote:
> In response to Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
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> > B. Hansmann wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I just got a new mainboard (MSI K9N Platinum) with nvidia nforce
> > > 570/MCP55
> > > chipset. It has a dualLAN 1Gbit ethernet adapter which I think is
> > > integrated into the southbridge chipset (nforce 570/MCP55).
> > > The mainboard manual says it's controlled by Vitesse VSC8601.
> > > 
> > > I am new to FreeBSD and I did not manage to get it
> > > to work (6.2-rc2 amd64).
> > > 
> > > I compiled a new kernel with this nve driver (for nvidia mcp onboard
> > > ethernet adapters) but it did not work. I tried to load all the if_*
> > > modules but none worked.
> > > 
> > > Before I tried this I installed NetBSD3.1 and there it worked perfectly
> > > after the first boot (said it was an mcp55 lan adapter).
> > > 
> > > How do I get this ethernet thing to work or is this chipset not
> > > supported? (mcp55 sound works as stated in the hardware list on freebsd).
> > > 
> > > Help would be appreciated! Thanks...
> > 
> > Got miibus?
> > 
> > - From nve(4):
> > 
> >      To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines
> >      in your kernel configuration file:
> > 
> >            device miibus
> >            device nve
> 
> If he'd left miibus out his kernel would never have compiled.
> 
> -- 
> Bill Moran
> Collaborative Fusion Inc.
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Right. The kernel compiled succesfully and booted. I had the miibus and
the if_nve in the kernel. Maybe it is just the wrong driver or I need
some device hints that I can't figure out. Does anyone have experience
with this mainboard/network interface?
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