Re: forcedeth breaks X in Debian-testing 2.4.25 on MSI K7N2 Delta-L mobo
I would propose that as the first step: If this fails, then you can try
to get support from NVidia.
So do you (or anyone) have any suggestions for what to do? This is a
reasonably new motherboard (I don't think it has any new firmware
versions out yet) and this leaves me dead in the water---all I can do
at this point is to just try the nVidia drivers and hope they work
better than forcedeth.
From you description it doesn't look like a bug directly in the
forcedeth driver: Perhaps a problem with a shared interrupt, or the vesa
bios uses an area for I/O and the ethernet registers are remapped on top
of the vesa registers.
Could you post lspci -vxx from both before and after loading forcedeth.
Or try bios settings that sound like Plug-N-Play aware OS. Or try ACPI
instead of APM (I've seen a boot log that contains both acpi and apm -
which one do you use? Try to boot with "acpi=off", "pci=noacpi", etc.)