xircom network device problem
martin at herrman.nl
Mon Nov 14 06:54:41 PST 2005
I'm new to this list and FreeBSD. I have been working with Linux for more
than 5 years. Now I want to learn more than Linux only, so I tried to
install FreeBSD on my old (but still working) Toshiba 320CDT laptop.
When I boot from the install-cd it shows a line like 'blabla xircom
nic/modem found blabla' and then hangs. I installed without the card
inserted. When booted I did a 'tail -f /var/log/message' and inserted the
card. The same line appears and again the system hangs. Even CTRL-ALT-DEL
is not working.
I found this:
"BUGS Supported devices will fail to attach on some machines using the
NEWCARD PC Card framework. Automatic media selection is usually
"No. RELENG_6 still has the old code, while it is shaking out in
current. I hope to MFC the current stuff soon."
says that it should work with 5.4.
In the 6.0 release notes I found:
"Support for the OLDCARD subsystem has been removed. The NEWCARD system is
now used for all PCCARD device support."
So I cannot use OLDCARD because it is unavailable in 6.0. I cannot use
NEWCARD either, because it does not work correctly (see the message of
Or is Warner's message already outdated and is there a way to get it
working? Or should I try CURRENT?
Hope anyone can help, much thanks in advance!
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