FBSD 5.3RC1 on Fujitsu Siemens CELSIUS

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at resnet.uoregon.edu
Sun Oct 24 13:08:41 PDT 2004

Goran Gajic wrote this message on Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 21:59 +0200:
> You are right. It has Fujitsu-Siemens motherboard. It has only one NIC, 
> integrated Broadcom. Since I need two NIC, second one is sk, pci card, not 
> integrated. On 5.2.1 problem with sk was solvied by inseting fxp and using 
> it instead. I have expected that problem with sk will be gone with 5.3 but 
> it is still present - and machine is even rebooting for no reason.

The sk driver in FreeBSD is less than ideal, and the vendor is not
interested in providing information for better support.  I would highly
recommend you get a different card, or try to use the drivers
SysKonnect provide on their web site (though they are only for 5.1-R and
5.2-R, I'm not sure if they support amd64 or not)...

I have a card, and due to these considerations, will not be using it
in any of my FreeBSD boxes...

> On Sun, 24 Oct 2004, Lars Tunkrans wrote:
> >Goran Gajic wrote:
> >>
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I have installed FreeBSD 5.3RC1 on Fujitsu Siemenes Celsius. First 
> >>problem I had was with sk0. It stops responding and all I can do is 
> >>ifconfig sk0 down and then ifconfig sk0 up to reset it. Second, server 
> >>reboots without reason. What can I do to provide more information about 
> >>spontanious reboots. I'm also sending pciconf -vl as attachment. I didn't 
> >>compiled kernel I'm using GENERIC.
> >
> >The technical Overview for Celsius V  accessible from this URL:
> >
> >http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/products/deskbound/workstations/celsius_v.html
> >
> >Says that its supposed to have a Broadcom gigabit Ethernet i/F  bge0 which 
> >is
> >also found in the pciconf list you supplied.
> >Have you installed an extra syskonnekt pci card in the machine ?
> >
> >As this is a DUAL Opteron machine with AMD8000 chipset its either a Tyan 
> >board
> >or something Fujitsu built themselves.

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