ICS PHY driver?

Sean O'Neill av730 at osfn.org
Thu Jan 22 12:30:34 PST 2004


On Thursday 22 January 2004 10:41, Bill Paul wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I was wondering if there are any plans to add the mii/icsphy
> > driver to FreeBSD. My motherboard has a builtin ICS1893
> > and i'd like to use it, rather than this PCI card that's giving
> > me a lot of trouble. The driver seems to exist in NetBSD and
> > OpenBSD. Thanks!
>
> You have come to the erroneous conclusion that a PHY chip is
> equivalent to an ethernet card. The PHY is just one component.
> The important part is the MAC chip. However you have failed to
> tell us just what motherboard you have, so lacking further
> information, there's no way anyone can help you.
>
> -Bill
>

I have an MSI K7n2-Delta board with the nForce2 chipset, and
finally last night I learned about the nvnet package- now it's
working fine, sorry about that.



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