nvnet not working with acpi on.
I purchased an Abit NF7 nforce2 main board today and tried to get the nforce-1.0-0261 drivers to work with it.
I am running SuSE 8.2 (kernel 2.4.20).
Yast2 automatically recognized the hardware and added the line
alias eth0 nvnet
However, ping reported "destination host unreachable" for all hosts on my LAN, except for localhost.
When I boot with "acpi=off", the network works fine.
Is this a known bug?
If yes, when will it be fixed?
Friends don't let friends use ACPI
ACPI and the various Nforce2 chipsets don't play well together. ACPI is listed as "experimental" code in the kernel. My suggestion would be to pass ACPI=off to the kernel and avoid a lot of trouble.
If you don't need ACPI, give it a pass. The whole ACPI section of the kernel is being/has been reworked in 2.4.2X and in the 2.6.0 series and it doesn't appear to be ready for prime time with the Nforce2 boards.
Fix time frame - unknown by me. You can always read the kernel development threads and watch/contribute. http://hypermail.idiosynkrasia.net/linux-kernel/
I haven't run into problems with ACPI (and APIC/IO-APIC) with 2.4.22 and 2.6.0-test4. Both included some pci irq routing fixes.
I agree with you that in 2.4.22, 2.6.0-test4 ACPI now seems to work ok with my Abit NF7-S board. When I wrote the message, neither of them was out yet (if I remember correctly).
But, many of the problems reported in the news groups seem to go back to ACPI so it is a reasonable starting point for trouble shooting (based on history).
Yeah, ACPI had been a big source of problems, and continue to be. Even 2.4.22/2.6.0-test4 had some issues with a nForce (1) system where it did not assign an IRQ to the integrated video though the BIOS gave it one less than 15. This required a patch that was posted to the acpi devel list to resolve.
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