PCMCIA network card advice? Example rc.conf please?
Vlad D. Markov
markov at monmouth.com
Tue Apr 22 18:41:35 PDT 2003
On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 13:28:08 -0700
BSD baby <bsdlap at hitmedia.com> wrote:
> An odd problem: I'm using a Linksys PCM100 PCMCIA network card on my laptop.
> Works fine in Windows. It's on the FreeBSD approved hardware list.
> When I install FreeBSD 4.8 from the CD-Rom, it detects it, and I configure it.
> (Which yes I know how to do. I do it all the time for regular installs.)
> But - when the laptop boots up, it doesn't seem to see the card.
> No route to host, etc.
> I wonder if this has to do with the PCMCIA abilities being turned on in the
> rc.conf *after* it's given the hostname, route, IP, etc?
> I'm just using the absolute default settings, so I don't think I'm doing anything
> wrong. (I haven't done anything yet!)
> Just wondering if those of you with PCMCIA network cards could offer some
> advice or maybe your /etc/rc.conf file as an example?
FreeBSD has a daemon pccardd which monitors the insertion/removal
of PCMCIA cards. It reports on the console when it finds one
inserted which is after the system is booted. In rc.conf
one has to enable pccard (pccard_enable="YES"). Then since
its a network card one should set pccard_ifconfig in rc.local.
That is all I needed to do.
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