Realtek integrated nic problem
freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Sat Sep 24 11:12:25 UTC 2011
On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 05:56:00PM +0700, Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> > I have a box using this Realtek nic:
> > re0 at pci0:1:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x81051019 chip=0x813610ec rev=0x05
> > hdr=0x00
> > class = network
> > subclass = ethernet
> > but FreeBSD is unable to use it. Its 8.1 pfSense. Newer versions would run
> > it ?
> > thanks,
> > matheus
> Your card is supported with re(4) driver in 8.2-RELEASE and later versions.
Based on what I can tell his 8.1-based pfSense box detects the card
and binds it to re(4) -- look closely at the first few digits of the
first pciconf line.
Whether or not the card actually **functions properly** in 8.1 is a
different story altogether. The OP doesn't explain what "unable to use
it" means. My guess: it's probably a revision of card that 8.1 did not
have proper code for.
As such, I would strongly suggest running 8.2. If the card doesn't
function correctly in 8.2, there are folks here on the mailing list who
can help with that.
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