Intel dq965gf & onboard thernet

Antony Mawer fbsd-hardware at
Tue Mar 13 11:33:56 UTC 2007

On 13/03/2007 8:46 AM, Tim Aslat wrote:
> I have a server I'm building up for production within a small company, 
> and I'm using this particular board.  Initially I had trouble with the 
> onboard PATA controller now being recognised, so I got around that with 
> an external USB CD-ROM for installing.  My problem is actually concerned 
> with the onboard Intel EtherExpress Pro 1000.  I can't make it connect 
> at 1000baseTX at all, although the 100baseTX works fine, as long as I 
> let it autodetect.  If I manually configure the 100baseTX using 
> ifconfig, I get a lot of errors on the interface and I'm not sure of the 
> exact cause.
> Currenly installed is the following version of FreeBSD with a custom kernel
> # uname -a
> FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p3 
> #2: Wed Oct 11 19:14:10 CST 2006

My first suggestion would be to give 6.2-RELEASE a try on this board. It 
should pick up the onboard Ethernet card without any hassles.

Support for the onboard PATA controller has recently hit -CURRENT 
(thanks sos@!); I'll be attempting a backport to 6.2 for our own 
internal builds in the next 48 hours, so can report how that goes... for 
those interested, it looks like src/sys/dev/ata/ata-chipset.c, revision 
1.179, is the relevant commit...


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