Networking problems with 5.3-BETA6/7

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Sun Oct 3 13:28:14 PDT 2004

"Stephen J. Roznowski" <sjr at> writes:
> I'm trying to install 5.3-BETA6 onto an HP Presario SA4000Z. [AMD64
> using an nForce3 250 chipset]. I've also upgraded to RELENG_5 and the
> problem remains.
> The network configures as "fwe0" and appears to have the correct IP
> address, but if I attempt to ping the gateway, I get a "Host is down"
> error. I've tried using "fwip0" instead, but I get the same error.

fwe0 is the Firewire interface, not the Ethernet interface.  The
nVidia nForce3 Ethernet interface is not supported.  David O'Brien
apparently has a driver for it which he hasn't committed yet; you
could ask him for the sources.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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