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Bug 5688 - NvNet support
Summary: NvNet support
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-07-28 15:13 UTC by Cory Ranschau
Modified: 2005-03-25 11:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Cory Ranschau 2002-07-28 15:13:00 UTC
Future enhancement to the install CD to include nvnet driver support for 
nForce boards.
Comment 1 Bart Verwilst 2002-08-13 06:08:06 UTC
what's an nvNet? :o) 
Comment 2 Cory Ranschau 2002-08-13 08:04:56 UTC
Nvnet is the module used by nForce motherboards manufactured by MSI.  To my 
knowledge, the drive is a modified 8139too module.  I am unsure on whether 
this is even possible or not because of licensing, etc. with Nvidia.
Comment 3 Jens Schittenhelm 2002-11-30 02:42:54 UTC
As from Oct. 30 thet latest nvnet driver from NVIDIA is available. It fixes some
major problems with DHCP and includes support for nforce2 boards.

It would be good to have this driver on the Gentoo 1.4 LiveCD, since otherwise
you have a chicken-and-egg situation on all nforce motherboards (except those
manufactured by ASUS) that you have no network running but need one to get the
drivers inbstalled. 
Comment 4 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-17 19:38:40 UTC
Hi. I just committed a new "net-misc/nforce-net" package to Portage cvs. It
should be showing up on rsync soon, and it will be included in the next version
of the livecd. I will leave this bug open until the new LiveCD is actually online.
Comment 5 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-22 00:33:18 UTC
nvnet is on the "2002121700" and later experimental livecds at Closing this bug. Thanks for 
the bug report :)
Comment 6 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-25 11:24:52 UTC
Moving these so we can remove the "Install CD" component from "Gentoo Linux".

I apologize to everyone for this spam, but according to the bugzilla developers,
this is the only reasonable way to do this.