Networking problems with 5.3-BETA6/7

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sun Oct 3 18:26:35 PDT 2004

Resend, but only to freebsd-current. Somehow, my client has dropped  
freebsd-current from the CC.

On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 13:34:02 -0700, Kris Kennaway <kris at>  

> 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.

Just wondering if it includes PCI/SMBus? I have nForce2 MCP chipest (not
AMD64, just i386) with Gigabit Ethernet, so hope his driver will working
on nForce2 as I don't mind to test it if it will working with nForce2.

> /usr/ports/net/nvnet?

The problem with nvnet is that... It's very out of date. The author of
nvnet or whomever (programmer) will have to update to match's
newer nForce driver for add more IDs and might (not sure) require update
some more codes than just IDs.


> Kris

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