nfe internet problems

韓家標 Bill Hacker askbill at conducive.net
Sun Nov 11 22:55:16 PST 2007


Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 09:38:59PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:
>  > Pyun YongHyeon wrote:

*trimmed*

>  > 
>  > OK, I just finished getting a verbose boot.  Wouldn't you know it?  The 
>  > nfe ports aren't even recognized now.  I have them static in the kernel 
>  > (so they don't need kldloading) but I can offer you no probing info.  I 
>  > can find the nfe by using kldstat -v, so it's in the kernel (and i 
>  > checked, an attempt to load it anyhow fails).  I haven't any idea why it 
>  > would not be probed, it's on the motherboard (an Asus Striker Extreme) 
> 
> If nfe(4) was loaded successfully and identified ethernet controller
> it should have printed some information for the device.(You can check 
> it before invoking ifconfig(8)). If it's not detected by nfe(4) I
> guess nfe(4) is not guilty for the issue.
> It would be even better if you can post the output of "pciconf -lcv".
> 
>  > and needs only to have the bios agree to allow it, which it was.  Hmm, I 
>  > think I will reboot and check the bios again anyhow.  Won't hurt 
>  > anything, I guess.
>  > 
> 
> Your BIOS may have a ASF option for ethernet. Try toggling the option.
> 

Side issue, but perhaps related (BIOS?) - the Asus P5K with Alantec NIC doesn't 
load any driver in probes *either*, but at least reports somthing is there;

Extracts:

(an older 7-CURRENT from September ISO);

pcib4: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 16 at device 28.5 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib4
pci2: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)

..

(8-CURRENT form 17 OCtober)

pcib4: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 16 at device 28.5 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib4
pci2: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)

That the OP's scan has gone totally 'blind' to the nfe suggests it might be a 
good idea to physically reset the MB BIOS by jumper, then start over.

Gigabyte (often!), and Asus, (sometimes) get their BIOS knickers in a knot after 
many soft changes and go into unplanned states.

Bill







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