On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 03:25:01PM +0100, B. Hansmann wrote:
> 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
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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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OK. For anynone who will have the same problem in the future:

NetBSD uses the nfe driver which was merged into the FreeBSD-7.0-CURRENT
tree. This works as a loadable module for 6.2-RC2 (source available at
http://www.se.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~shigeaki/software/freebsd-nfe.html). There is 
also a patch for the nve driver but it didn't work for me.

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