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Old 06-10-04, 05:46 PM   #1
pimzand
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Exclamation nForce3 250gb NIC and Fedora Core 2

I just swapped motherboards. I replaced an Intel 865PE based
motherboard for an EPoX 8KDA3+ featuring the nForce3 250gb
chipset.

Still running the i386 32-bit version of Fedora Core 2, I got
most parts of the chipset running. USB an PATA IDE and
audio works. nForce SATA IDE doesn't work, but the EPoX
motherboard also features a Silicon Image SATA RAID
controller which does work.

But what worries me is that the main reason for buying this
board, the gigabit NIC, doesn't work for me. The forcedeth
driver doesn't recognize the NIC, even though the driver
does seem to support an nVidia gigabit NIC. I wonder which
other there are. The nvnet driver doesn't compile for 2.6 kernels.

I'm not so much interested in the builtin firewall, but by the fact
this NIC bypassess the PCI bus. Please nVidia, provide a driver,
or even better, release the specs to the open source community.

Pim
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