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Old 11-09-06, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default nVidia nForce 680i motherboards

Alongside the GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS, nVidia has also launched a new high-end Intel motherboard chipset, the nForce 680i. Beyond that, they've also engineered a reference board that's going to be sold by EVGA and others. I'm looking for an overview on Linux driver support for the nVidia-engineered board: IDE, SATA, HD Audio, Ethernet - what will work with Linux 2.6.19?

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Old 11-11-06, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old 11-18-06, 09:52 AM   #3
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Old 11-18-06, 11:25 AM   #4
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This board should work fine with a recent (2.6.17 or later) kernel.
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Old 11-18-06, 11:55 AM   #5
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This board should work fine with a recent (2.6.17 or later) kernel.
Mine doesn't (EVGA 680i running 2.6.18.2). The forcedeth network driver grabs both nics as it should but won't process received packets. It sends them just fine though. For instance, if I ping another host on my network I can see the ARP request and response on the wire but the IP stack on the 680i never sees the response.

Doesn't seem to be a hardware problem as I can boot XP and get full network functionality. My Linksys gige pci adapter also works fine under linux.

Also seems to be limited I2C support. sensors-detect only finds 1 lm78 and on that only sees 1 fan and 1 temp (which is stuck at -65c).
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Old 11-18-06, 07:13 PM   #6
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The issue with forcedeth is a known bug, and is currently under investigation, however at this point it seems that it might be a BIOS bug.

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Old 11-18-06, 07:33 PM   #7
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A new BIOS was released for this board on Thursday. I would try that out. The P20 is the latest: http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/
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Old 11-18-06, 09:16 PM   #8
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Already on the P20 bios and it didn't help.

What does help is setting msi=0 and msix=0 when loading the module. Just figured this out tonight.
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Old 11-18-06, 11:32 PM   #9
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Netllama you need to come to the rescue and help these guys. I can't imagine anything better you could be doing on a Saturday night.
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Old 11-19-06, 05:59 AM   #10
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Mine doesn't (EVGA 680i running 2.6.18.2). The forcedeth network driver grabs both nics as it should but won't process received packets. It sends them just fine though. For instance, if I ping another host on my network I can see the ARP request and response on the wire but the IP stack on the 680i never sees the response.

Doesn't seem to be a hardware problem as I can boot XP and get full network functionality.
My Linksys gige pci adapter also works fine under linux.

Also seems to be limited I2C support. sensors-detect only finds 1 lm78 and on that only sees 1 fan and 1 temp (which is stuck at -65c).
I have the same problem with Ubuntu Edgy, the forcedeth is not working. I tried to compile it from sources but same problem...
I tried the Suse 10.1 and the LAN is working, on WindowsXP it is working too..
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Old 11-19-06, 09:44 AM   #11
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I have the same problem with Ubuntu Edgy, the forcedeth is not working. I tried to compile it from sources but same problem...
I tried the Suse 10.1 and the LAN is working, on WindowsXP it is working too..
See if this helps...

In /etc/modprobe.conf add a line like so:
options forcedeth msi=0 msix=0
then reboot
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Old 11-20-06, 03:51 AM   #12
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See if this helps...

In /etc/modprobe.conf add a line like so:
options forcedeth msi=0 msix=0
then reboot
Thx but it didn't help
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