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NAME

nve - "NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter device driver"

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SYNOPSIS

To compile support for the nve driver into your kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:


.Cd "device miibus"


.Cd "device nve"

Alternatively, to load the nve driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
if_nve_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The nve driver provides support for the NVIDIA nForce MCP and nForce2 MCP2 networking adapter that is embedded in the southbridge of most nForce and nForce2 motherboards.

This driver is a reimplementation of the NVIDIA supported Linux nvnet driver and uses the same closed source API library to access the underlying hardware. There is currently no programming documentation available for this device, and therefore little is known about the internal architecture of the MAC engine itself.

The nve driver supports the following media types:

autoselect Enable autoselection of the media type and options.
10baseT/UTP Set 10Mbps operation.
100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.

The nve driver supports the following media options:

full-duplex Set full duplex operation.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

HARDWARE

The nve driver supports the NVIDIA MCP onboard adapters of mainboards with the following chipsets:

  • nForce
  • nForce2
  • nForce3
  • nForce4

DIAGNOSTICS

"nve%d: couldn’t map memory" A fatal initialization error has occurred.
"nve%d: couldn’t map interrupt" A fatal initialization error has occurred.
"nve%d: failed to allocate memory" There are not enough mbufs available for allocation.
"nve%d: device timeout" The device has stopped responding to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection (cable).

SEE ALSO

arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

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