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Date:      Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:25:22 +0900
From:      Shigeaki Tagashira <shigeaki@se.hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
To:        Palle Girgensohn <girgen@pingpong.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Brian Smith <brian@dbsoft.org>
Subject:   Re: if_nfe on nVidia chipset
Message-ID:  <45D256F2.4040702@se.hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
In-Reply-To: <B5CDCFF1-8FA3-4489-A6DB-C3E3837788AF@pingpong.net>
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Hello,

Please try to use generic PHY driver (ukphy) instead of e1000phy; 
i.e., use nfe without the patch for e1000phy.

Regards,
---
Shigeaki Tagashira

Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> Here's a problematic machine:
> 
> nfe0@pci0:8:0:  class=0x068000 card=0xcb8410de chip=0x037310de rev=0xa2 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
>     class    = bridge
> nfe1@pci0:9:0:  class=0x068000 card=0xcb8410de chip=0x037310de rev=0xa2 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
>     class    = bridge
> 
> 
> 
> Just the other day, on a machine running amd64, I got it working  with 
> no problems:
> 
> nfe0@pci0:8:0:  class=0x068000 card=0x82391043 chip=0x037310de rev=0xa2 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
>     class    = bridge
> nfe1@pci0:9:0:  class=0x068000 card=0x82391043 chip=0x037310de rev=0xa2 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
>     class    = bridge
> 
> Both run FreeBSD-6.2 release with the patches added. Same motherboards, 
> m2n sli-deluxe. So, might it have something to do with i386 vs. amd64? 
> For me, it works with amd64, and not with i386 (on at least two 
> machines). It is detected properly on  all machines, but the network 
> does not work.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Palle
> 
> 
> 9 feb 2007 kl. 02.17 skrev Brian Smith:
> 
>> Hi Palle,
>>
>>    I am having the same issue.  I just installed FreeBSD 7.0 snapshot 
>> from January to see if that helps because the latest patch requires 
>> FreeBSD 6.2 and I had been running 6.1.  But still getting (none) for 
>> the media type, but everything else *looks* like it is working.  
>> However nothing responds.  Can you run pciconf -l -v and compare it to 
>> my IDs?
>>
>> nfe0@pci0:16:0: class=0x068000 card=0xcb8410de chip=0x037310de 
>> rev=0xa2 hdr=0x00
>>    vendor   = 'Nvidia Corp'
>>    device   = 'MCP55 Ethernet'
>>    class   = bridge
>> nfe1@pci0:17:0: class=0x068000 card=0xcb8410de chip=0x037310de 
>> rev=0xa2 hdr=0x00
>>    vendor   = 'Nvidia Corp'
>>    device   = 'MCP55 Ethernet'
>>    class   = bridge
>>
>> Thanks,
>>    Brian Smith
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Sorry, there's no change, it still acts the same way.
>>>
>>> media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
>>> status: active
>>>
>>> and the network does not work. No mediaopts work.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Palle
>>>




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