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NVE(4)			 BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			NVE(4)

     nve — NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter device driver

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
     kernel configuration file:

	   device miibus
	   device nve

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):


     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 underly‐
     ing hardware.  There is currently no programming documentation available
     for this device, and therefore little is known about the internal archi‐
     tecture 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.

     1000baseTX	  Set 1000Mbps (Gigabit 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).

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

     ·	 nForce
     ·	 nForce2
     ·	 nForce3
     ·	 nForce4

     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).

     There are reports that when the card is in auto select mode, ifconfig
     output reports a 10baseT/UTP output while the LEDs and bandwidth show
     that the card is actually in 100baseTX mode.

     altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), rgephy(4),

     The nve driver first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0.

     The nve driver was written by Quinton Dolan ⟨q@onthenet.com.au⟩ and David
     E. O'Brien ⟨obrien@FreeBSD.org⟩.

BSD			       January 16, 2011				   BSD

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