Unsupported RealTel 8139
fb-hardware at psconsult.nl
Thu Jan 8 15:17:25 PST 2004
Hi Bill and all,
Seeking replacement for dumb terminals by small diskless FreeBSD
workstations I found a small VIA Eden based single board system
which fits all mys customers needs, except the on-board RealTek 8139
doesn't work with a 4.9-R kernel.
I've set up a PXE environment and during kernel initialisation
rl0 is recognised but reports: "rl0: unknown device ID: 1400".
So I tried putting this device ID into if_rl.c.
Now I get:
rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xe800-0xe8ff mem 0xe5810000 0xe58100ff irq 15 at device 13.0 on pci0
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:00:00:00:00:00
At the end of kernel initialisation I see:
Sending DHCP Discover packet from interface rl0 (00:00:00:00:00:00)
which is obvious but does not work of course.
Any chance of getting this NIC to work?
I've got one unit here to test, I've got a DDB kernel at hand but
only a PS/2 keyboard and VGA screen to communicate. Please let me
know if I need to provide any more information or if I can dig up
more details using DDB or a patched kernel.
Here's the print on top of the chip:
Paul Schenkeveld, Consultant
PSconsult ICT Services BV
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