Networking problems with 5.3-BETA6/7

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Oct 3 13:33:02 PDT 2004

On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 10:28:04PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> "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.


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