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|0007359||CentOS-7||CentOS-7-Plus||public||2014-07-11 15:24||2015-07-24 20:49|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0007359: nVidia forcedeth driver not in CentOS 7 normal or Plus kernels|
|Description||The nVidia "forcedeth" Ethernet NIC driver is absent in the CentOS 7 and CentOS 7 Plus kernels. Unless it would lead to known issues, I ask that it be enabled.|
|Additional Information||Opening bug with upstream vendor, hopefully they will add it to a future RHEL 7 release also.|
|Tags||No tags attached.|
|Also opened in upstream: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1118821|
Will try in the next kernel update.
(Network driver support -> Ethernet driver support -> NVIDIA devices -> nForce ethernet support)
|ELRepo already provide a kmod-forcedeth that can be used with el7. That should work on all EL7 versions: RHEL, CentOS, SL etc.|
|The latest kernel-plus (3.10.0-123.4.4.el7.centos.plus) has the forcedeth driver enabled.|
|Thank you for adding the driver to kernel-plus, however the driver should be added to the CentOS CD/DVD distribution too since it becomes impossible to install CentOS 7 on popular workstations using NVDIA chipsets (like hp xw9400) without having to fit temporarily an extra Ethernet card!|
What is the status of the BZ you filed?
General note: forcedeth is one of the many drivers that have been removed when going from EL6 to EL7.
We'll see if RH agrees to add any of them back upon request from users.
Terribly sorry, I thought the RedHat link was accessible by the general public. This was their only response:
Neil Horman 2014-07-11 16:33:46 EDT
Actually, the CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_NVIDIA option is unset, and that is done intentionally as we decided to phase out support for some older drivers that don't have much hardware in circulation anymore. If you feel this is in error, please open a support ticket with Red Hat Support to build a case for re-enablement.
Status: NEW ? CLOSED
Resolution: --- ? NOTABUG
Last Closed: 2014-07-11 16:33:46
So it looks like, unless we get someone [with an RH support contract?] to make a good case for re-enabling these we'll just be out of luck.
|That response was more or less expected. Because your original request for the plus kernel was fulfilled, I'm going to close this ticket as 'resolved'.|
|2014-07-11 15:24||DanielJohnson||New Issue|
|2014-07-11 15:34||DanielJohnson||Note Added: 0020391|
|2014-07-11 16:08||toracat||Note Added: 0020392|
|2014-07-11 16:08||toracat||Status||new => assigned|
|2014-07-11 22:36||TrevorH||Note Added: 0020398|
|2014-07-13 17:13||toracat||Note Edited: 0020392||View Revisions|
|2014-07-31 11:57||toracat||Note Added: 0020558|
|2014-08-30 17:56||mauro.mozzarelli||Note Added: 0020789|
|2014-08-30 18:11||toracat||Note Added: 0020790|
|2014-08-31 04:23||DanielJohnson||Note Added: 0020795|
|2014-08-31 06:48||toracat||Note Edited: 0020790||View Revisions|
|2014-08-31 07:09||toracat||Note Added: 0020796|
|2014-08-31 07:10||toracat||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2014-08-31 07:10||toracat||Resolution||open => fixed|
||Issue cloned: 0007740|
|2015-07-24 20:49||toracat||Relationship added||has duplicate 0009131|