nvnet does not see NVidia's adapter on amd64

Mikhail Teterin mi+mx at aldan.algebra.com
Wed Apr 13 17:28:11 PDT 2005

> > I just installed a fresh 5.4-RC2 on IWill's DK8N motherboard:
> >
> >       http://www.iwillusa.com/product_2.asp?p_id=27
> >
> > I transfered the net/nvnet's distfiles using a floppy and built the
> > driver.
> >
> > Unfortunately, kldload-ing if_nv did not make the interface appear...
> > Putting
> > ``if_nv_load="YES"'' into loader.conf and rebooting did not help
> > either.
> >
> > Is there anything, you can suggest for me try right off the bat?
> Try using the tarball from here http://www.onthenet.com.au/~q/nvnet

Yes! That -- combined with the 
ftp://download1.nvidia.com/XFree86/nforce/1.0-0301/ -- worked!

It currently reports the status of 100baseTX, even though, according to the 
switch, the connection is at 1Gb. But this is such a minor issue compared to 
having no network at all...

Could update the net/nvnet port? When 5.4 gets released, I imagine plenty of 
people to be in my position...

Thanks! Yours,


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