adding second network card

Volker Kindermann freebsd at
Tue Apr 22 08:49:16 PDT 2003

> I installed a second 3Com Etherlink 3 card in a new 5.0 FreeBSD box.
> Both of these devices should be using the vortex device I believe(vx0
> vx1 etc.) I have added the following to /etc/rc.conf:
> network_interfaces="lo0 vx0 vx1"ifconfig_vx0="inet netmask
>"ifconfig_vx0="inet netmask"

I think it's a typo that you use vx0 twice?

> and
> rebooted. On the console during boot I see the error: "ifconfig:
> interface vx1 does not exist" 

Is the card recognized in dmesg-output? Please show us the corresponding


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