5.2.1-RELEASE ethernet troubles
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Thu Sep 23 01:30:02 PDT 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Stephen Krauth
> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:37 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: 5.2.1-RELEASE ethernet troubles
> I'm at wits end here trying to setup a new Athlon64 machine with the
> i386 release of 5.2.1-RELEASE. The problem is getting it to like a
> network card of some sort; I've tried and failed with 4 so far:
> 1. Motherboard built-in NVidia gigethernet (Ok, didn't expect that
> one to be supported)
> 2. Cheapo VT6105-based card using vr(4) driver: It's recongnized in
> ifconfig but I get the dreaded "watchdog timeout" errors. I can't
> seem to disable PnP in the BIOS per archive suggestions. Also
> tried swapping slots, but it always shows on the same IRQ. ACPI
> on/off doesn't matter.
your bios on the motherboard doesen't like that card. try flashing the
bios if possible with a newer version.
> 3. Slightly less cheap LinkSys LNE100TX, using dc0 driver: dmesg
> reports "MII without PHY!" error and ifconfig therefore doesn't
> see it.
lots of hardware versions of that card, just for grins try booting
fbsd 4.10 and see if it is recognized. driver issues galore.
> 4. ANCIENT 10BaseT card using ed0 driver: It's recongnized but
> gives "kernel: ed0 device timeout" errors.
To get that to work you need to go into bios and change the resources to
manually assigned then exclude the irq you have on that card from the
pnp manager in the bios. even then, this may not work on all irq's.
you may be a while at testing different ones.
Jsut keep trying different pci nics. a intel etherexpress pro100 would be
my next choice (fxp0)
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