RealTek 8139 PC Card

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Fri Feb 13 01:20:46 PST 2004

I'm trying to get a realtek 8139 pcmcia network card to work with
FreeBSD, it was working nicely with linux using the standard 8139 driver
so I'm sure the card is good.  I have the rl driver compiled staticly into
the kernel, but I'm not sure if this works with pc cards as the device
isn't present when the system boots, do I need to remove it and just use
the module?

I looked in the /etc/defaults/pccard.conf file and found no references
to any realtek drivers, do I need to add one?

The following line from pciconf I believe identifies the realtek card,
but I'm not sure:
none1 at pci1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0xb18b0e11 chip=0x4c4d1002 rev=0x64

Also, is there any program with nicer output like lspci or cardctl ident on
linux?  I would think there should be some program that can translate
those ugly device/vendor ids into nice pretty names.

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