nvidia nic

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Mon Oct 18 10:29:20 PDT 2004

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 03:54:02PM +0200, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> I did put a other nic but i dont understand why there are no drivers
> for it ? It seems there are for linux ? So why not for freebsd ?

The nVidia NIC driver is a propriety binary-only driver and nVidia only
supports Linux, not FreeBSD.  Even in the Linux world there have been
major problems with the AMD64 nVidia NIC driver.

> I also dont understand why the apci from the sk8n is not working
> because there is a bug in the chipset ? I dont say its not true but if
> it was a bug in the chipset self how come my xp doesnt have any
> problem with it what so ever ?

Because OEM's (and mobo makers) think ALL THE WORLD IS MICROSOFT WINDOWS.
The OEM/ODM/mobo makers don't test with anything except MS-Windows.  I'm
quite surprised you can be a BSD/Linux user and never run into BIOS and
ACPI errors that don't happen on MS-Windows.  Google around and you will
find PLENTY of stories about the problems of ACPI on non-MS-Windows OS's
and problems running Linux (and thus BSD) on the SK8N and other nVidia
nForce3-150 chipset mobos.

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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