Realtek RTL8169 on FreeBSD 5.4: no carrier.
freebsd at thesnodgrass.com
Wed Aug 10 16:18:52 GMT 2005
I did some more research, it appears that the Abit AA8-DuraMax actually
uses the RealTek RTL8100S chipset, not the 8169.
The hardware compatibility list for 5.4 shows support for the 8110S
chipset, but not my specific motherboard. Perhaps it is a new chip
I tried the patch by Dag-Erling Smørgrav from a similar thread (
) but no luck.
Dmitry Mityugov wrote:
> On 8/10/05, Julien Gabel <jpeg at thilelli.net> wrote:
>> Regrettably, i always encountered this problem. I spoke about that since
>> the middle of 2004, and didn't really receive feedback on this. I try a
>> lot of things but none worked better than the other.
>> To not forget about it, i filled a bug report on this particular problem,
>> see PR kern/80005 for more details.
>> The last thing i want to give another try is to upgrade to RELENG_6,
>> since i currently follow the RELENG_5 branch. But i am not *very*
>> confident about that...
>> Sorry not to have better answer to give you.
> IIRC, I have a RTL8169S-based D-Link gigabit network card at home and
> it works with FreeBSD just fine.
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