Re: onboard ethernet on Tyan Thunder K8WE (s2895)
Sebastian Haase wrote:
According to http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we_spec.html it
does have two nvidia NICs -- I found on a rather different Gigabyte K8NS
with a similar NIC (identified on the board as ICS1883, regrettably
disabled on recent versions of this mobo) that the card had some
difficulties getting going during installation, but in fact is well
supported as a gb NIC by the forcedeth driver. You may need a more
recent version than the one on the install CD. I get this in dmesg:
I just got this new dual Opteron PC at my desk...
I tried the official netinst CD and
neither recognises the NIC. All I know is, it's a
nVidia MAC nForce Prof 2200 and (2nd port) Prof 2050.
I read some about "forcedeth" but don't know what that is ...
Any hints !?
eth0: forcedeth.c: subsystem: 01458:e000 bound to 0000:00:05.0
forcedeth.c: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.31.
This just to give thumbs up that this is the driver and it should work
fine. Someone with the same board would know if there are issues.
*Integrated Secure Network Processor*
• Two IEEE 802.3 Nvidia MAC 1000/100/10
Ethernet (1st from nForce™ Prof. 2200,
2nd from nForce Prof. 2050)
• Supports WOL and PXE
• Supports Ethernet Jumbo Frames (9018 Bytes)
• Full Duplex Gigabit Ethernet support