em0 Intel Gigabit card, rc.conf processing on boot
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Mon Jun 28 22:50:57 PDT 2004
Michael Clark wrote:
> I have 2 fxp Intel 100mb cards in this machine that work fine. I have ran
> it with 3 fxp
> cards in the past. I added an em0, Intel gigabit this morning. The card
> displays a
> non active status during the boot process. RC.conf is processed and the
> does not get an ip address, while the fxp cards do. Later in the boot
> in bright white letters it shows the card status has changed to active. I
> believe my
> problems getting rc.conf to assign the IP address are related to this. Any
> would be appreciated.
> 5.2-p2 (feb)
> Michael Clark
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Your question is almost exactly the one I posted on current at .
The difference is, I'm using a 3Com 3C996B-T.
Question for you: When the card announces that it is active, do you get
a kernel message along the lines of em0 Gigabit interface active?
That's what mine does (obviously mine is a bge0 not an em0. :-)
The one response I got on current@ indicated he had some Netgear cards
running without a problem.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this information except to think there
may be something about gigabit cards that FBSD may not [completely?]
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