FreeBSD 5.4 and PCMCIA drivers

Lila liladude at
Tue Feb 21 04:37:07 PST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "M. Warner Losh" <imp at>
To: <liladude at>
Cc: <freebsd-mobile at>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5.4 and PCMCIA drivers

> In message: <02a301c633a0$f9a5bb90$0201a8c0 at stazione>
>             "Lila" <liladude at> writes:
> : Hello everybody!
> : I have just managed to install FreeBSd 5.4 on my Omnibook 900 laptop
> : I think I need to tune it a bit, but as my first FreeBSD installation
> : working better than I suposed).
> : My problem is with my ethernet pc-card: cardbus recognize it (I have a
> : prompt and it blinks once) but cannot find proper drivers.
> : Actually my card (Net-Easy  DRP-32TXD) is supported by PCMCIA drivers
> : linux ( but is not listed in the
> : pccard.conf file of FreeBSD. This is why I am planning to compile the
> : drivers, but I'm worried about having it conflicting with cardbus and
> : not sure that drivers intended for Linux can run on FreeBSD as most
> : application do, so I was wondering if anybody tried something similar or
> : give me any suggestion.
> : My experience on FreeBSD is limited to compile applications on a jail,
> : had anything to do with kernel and drivers before, so I beg you pardon
if my
> : problem is somehow stupid or off topic.
> It should be supported.  Can you send me a dmesg?  It would be better
> if you added
> hw.pccard.debug=1
> hw.pccard.cis_debug=1
> hw.cardbus.debug=1
> hw.cardbus.cis_debug=1
> to /boot/loader.conf.  This should enable us to tell you if it is
> supported.  Chances are excellent that support already exists for this
> device and only minor changes are needed for you to use it.
> Warner
Thanks a lot for your suggestion.
I had to work a bit to mount a floppy in order to be able to post dmesg
here, but here it is:

Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.

Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May 8 10:21:06 UTC 2005

root at

module_register: module uhub/umass already exists!

Module uhub/umass failed to register: 17

Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0

CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (297.79-MHz 686-class CPU)

Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x66a Stepping = 10


real memory = 100663296 (96 MB)

avail memory = 88715264 (84 MB)

pnpbios: Bad PnP BIOS data checksum

npx0: <math processor> on motherboard

npx0: INT 16 interface

acpi0: <HP-MCD CJ RSDT> on motherboard

acpi0: Power Button (fixed)

unknown: memory range not supported

unknown: memory range not supported

unknown: memory range not supported

unknown: memory range not supported

unknown: memory range not supported

acpi_ec0: <Embedded Controller: GPE 0x9> port 0x66,0x62 on acpi0

Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000

acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x8008-0x800b on acpi0

cpu0: <ACPI CPU (3 Cx states)> on acpi0

acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0

acpi_lid0: <Control Method Lid Switch> on acpi0

pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0

pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0

agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> at device 0.0 on pci0

pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0

pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1

pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)

pci1: <multimedia, audio> at device 0.1 (no driver attached)

cbb0: <TI1225 PCI-CardBus Bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0

cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0

pccard0: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb0

cbb1: <TI1225 PCI-CardBus Bridge> at device 4.1 on pci0

cardbus1: <CardBus bus> on cbb1

pccard1: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb1

isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0

isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0

atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 UDMA33 controller> port
0xfcf0-0xfcff,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 7.1 on pci0

ata0: channel #0 on atapci0

ata1: channel #1 on atapci0

uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0xfcc0-0xfcdf irq 10
at device 7.2 on pci0

usb0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> on uhci0

usb0: USB revision 1.0

uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1

uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered

pci0: <bridge> at device 7.3 (no driver attached)

acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0

atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0

atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0

kbd0 at atkbd0

psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0

psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0

acpi_acad0: <AC Adapter> on acpi0

acpi_cmbat0: <Control Method Battery> on acpi0

acpi_cmbat1: <Control Method Battery> on acpi0

fdc0: <floppy drive controller (FDE)> port 0x3f7,0x3f2-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on

fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0

ppc0: <ECP parallel printer port> port 0x778-0x77f,0x378-0x37f irq 7 drq 3
on acpi0

ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode

ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/7 bytes threshold

ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0

plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0

lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0

lpt0: Interrupt-driven port

ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0

sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on

sio0: type 16550A

orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcbfff on isa0

pmtimer0 on isa0

sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0

sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>

sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0

sio1: port may not be enabled

vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0

Timecounter "TSC" frequency 297786406 Hz quality 800

Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec

TUPLE: LINKTARGET [3]: 43 49 53

Manufacturer ID: d11302ab

Functions: Network Adaptor, Memory

Function Extension: 0102

Function Extension: 0280969800

Function Extension: 0200e1f505

Function Extension: 0301

Product version: 5.0

Product name: Neteasy | DRP-32TXD Cardbus PC Card | V1.0 | |

TUPLE: Unknown(0x04) [6]: 03 01 2a 00 00 00

cardbus0: Opening BAR: type=IO, bar=10, len=0100

cardbus0: Opening BAR: type=MEM, bar=14, len=0400

CIS reading done

cardbus0: Non-prefetchable memory at 88000000-880003ff

cardbus0: IO port at 1000-10ff

cardbus0: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)

ad0: 38154MB <IC25N040ATMR04-0/MO2OAD4A> [77520/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA33

Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2a

WARNING: /usr was not properly dismounted

WARNING: /var was not properly dismounted

Thanks a lot again


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