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NVE(4)		       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			NVE(4)

NAME
     nve -- NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter device	driver

SYNOPSIS
     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):

	   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 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).

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

     +o	 nForce
     +o	 nForce2
     +o	 nForce3
     +o	 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).

BUGS
     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.

SEE ALSO
     altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), rgephy(4),
     ifconfig(8)

HISTORY
     The nve driver first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0.

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

FreeBSD	10.1		       January 16, 2011			  FreeBSD 10.1

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