new server setup questions
ray at stilltech.net
Sun Mar 18 00:56:36 UTC 2007
On Saturday 17 March 2007 6:49 pm, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Ray wrote:
> > On Saturday 17 March 2007 6:27 pm, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> >> Ray wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>> I'm trying to setup a new server, and I'm having some problems mostly
> >>> with the network card. (machine specs follow) I can't get a driver to
> >>> work for the integrated network card. I've spent a number of hours on
> >>> google / "the complete freeBSD" / "the freeBSD handbook". the handbook
> >>> (section 11.8
> >>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config-networ
> >>>k- setup.html) outlines using ndis (project evil) drivers. I tried using
> >>> this. I went through ndisgen, and everything seemed to work. I then
> >>> tried to use kldload and got the error message:
> >>> "kldload: can't load file.ko :operation not permitted"
> >>> of course I did all of this as root. I am using the amd64 version of
> >>> freeBSD (is this my first mistake?) and the 64 bit version of the
> >>> drivers. as a side note, the supplied driver disk includes a source
> >>> version of the linux driver. is there any way to use this?
> >>> Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
> >>> Ray
> >>> machine specs
> >>> ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE mobo
> >>> 2GB ram
> >>> AMD 5200 x2 processor (sorry, the box isn't in front of me)
> >> Not sure if nForce drivers are supported on the 6.2 install CD. You
> >> might want to give one of the 7-CURRENT driver CDs a go. Grab a snapshot
> >> iso from <ftp://ftp7.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/200703>, or the
> >> directory above it in one of the other snapshot directories if that
> >> doesn't work for you.
> > Thanks for the response.
> > just 2 questions:
> > 1) is 7-CURRENT ready for a production environment?
> By no means yet.
> > 2) should I stick with amd64 or should I go back to i386?
> I don't think that will solve the problem. I think it has to do with
> driver availability. If you can get the 7-CURRENT snapshot to install
> and upgrade the source tree with amd64, you might be able to update the
> sources for your system and get on track with 6.2-RELEASE.
I'll see what 7 does, but I'm sure I'll be back for help on that second part.
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