On Saturday 17 March 2007 9:24 pm, you wrote: > On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 18:21:48 -0600 > > Ray <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hello, > > I'm trying to setup a new server, and I'm having some problems mostly > > with the network card. (machine specs follow) I can't get a driver to > > work for the integrated network card. I've spent a number of hours on > > google / "the complete freeBSD" / "the freeBSD handbook". the handbook > > (section 11.8 > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config-network- > >setup.html) outlines using ndis (project evil) drivers. I tried using > > this. I went through ndisgen, and everything seemed to work. I then tried > > to use kldload and got the error message: > > "kldload: can't load file.ko :operation not permitted" > > of course I did all of this as root. I am using the amd64 version of > > freeBSD (is this my first mistake?) and the 64 bit version of the > > drivers. as a side note, the supplied driver disk includes a source > > version of the linux driver. is there any way to use this? > > Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. > > Ray > > machine specs > > ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE mobo > > 2GB ram > > AMD 5200 x2 processor (sorry, the box isn't in front of me) > > > > _______________________________________________ > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > a friend of mine installed a 6.2-RELEASE system with an nforce network card > in it a few weeks ago. upon intial install, the nve adapter would not fire > up. he put in another card that was supported (a linksys), did his cvsup > and buildworld, and the nve driver worked after that. > > however, the nve thru our freebsd router has had trouble several times, > locking the system up over frames with larger than 1500 mtu (or something > to that effect). my friend had to dump the nve and just settle for the > linksys, in the name of system system stability. > > cheers, > jonathan
(see adition below) >I didn't get anywhere with 7-current, (it's shortcomings or my lack of >knowledge, I don't know.) but I think my good friend Google came through >again. I found a site >(http://www.se.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~shigeaki/software/freebsd-nfe.html) that >provided a patch for phy1000 stuff (side note: can anybody point me to info >on what this is all about?) and a new nforce driver source. This site >includes a fairly detailed walk through. (oh yeah, don't try to use the 6.2 >stable patch on a 6.2 release system, it doesn't work :) ) >the only slight concern that I have is when I run >sysinstall ->configure -> Networking -> interfaces >the network ports show up as >nfe0 <unknown network interface type> >nfe1 <unknown network interface type> >is this anything to worry about? >I now have 2 new questions: >kldload still gave me the same error as mentioned earlier in this thread >does kldload not work, even for root when securelevel is set to secure, or >does it fail when /boot/loader.conf is empty or ...? >the reason I ask is that manually editing loader.conf works, kldload doesn't. >How is the best way to test for stability? Just because it boots every time >and pings google doesn't mean it's ready for production, especially in light >of Jonathan's comment above. >Thanks, >Ray sorry, didn't fully acknowledge all sources see also http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=87698, followup for a second possible answer _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"