NIC Card not found

David Kelly dkelly at
Fri May 2 10:36:17 PDT 2003

On Friday 02 May 2003 12:08 pm, Richard J. Rodriguez wrote:
> The NIC card cannot be mapped during boot. How do I either manually
> map the card, or get it to work properly when I boot. The card I have
> is listed as being compatible with FreeBSD 4.3 and later, and I even
> went out to buy a brand new one, but no luck there either.
> I’m new to this, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

For starters, and considering you are new to this, "we need more 
information." But don't go posting the entire dmesg output.

If you don't tell us what NIC you have, or what MB, then nobody can do 
much to help.

Not everything "supported by FreeBSD" is compiled into the default 
kernel. At least not until the 5.0 series where everything is a 
loadable module selected at boot time.

So for starters if you installed the sources go look for your NIC in 
/usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC and also LINT in the same place. If its 
in LINT but not GENERIC then make a copy of GENERIC to, say, MYKERNEL, 
and copy the line(s) from LINT. Rename the ident tag, and build a new 
kernel. Details exhaustively covered in the online Handbook. Or:

% su
# cd /usr/src
# shutdown -r now

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
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