Help w/ 3com net card on laptop

Dustin dustin at
Fri Dec 31 14:44:40 PST 2004

I'm attempting to install FreeBSD 5.3 on an extra laptop I have over FTP, but I have just one problem: I cannot get the card to work.

It's a 3com 3c575TX Fast Ehterlink XL Cardbus PC Card , which from here: <> 

..looks like FreeBSD should support it.

The error goes something like this:

xl0: 3com 3c575TX Fast Etherlink XL Port 0x1000-0x103f IRQ5 at device 0.0 on cardbus 0
xl0: couldn't map ports/memory
device-attach: xl0 attach Returned 6
cbb0: cardbus card activation failed

I've messed w/ the settings in the BIOS, ACPI is off, seems like the only way to turn off PnP is to change the OS - this BIOS is goofy. I disabled the COM and LPT ports to see if that would free up some IRQ's but no difference.

Any suggestions?


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