Trouble with NICs
blakem at world.std.com
Wed Sep 8 20:20:48 PDT 2004
I'm trying to switch to FreeBSD, from years of Linux. I have a 5k
with an Adaptec RAID card that has run Linux fine, in the past. I'm
still having some trouble getting it to run FreeBSD. After having
difficulty with a couple of 5.x kernels, and getting advice here to
back off to 4.10, I've got most things working. I'm booting a custom
kernel, but the problem is the same with GENERIC.
... ant the problem is that neither of the two E'net interfaces (one
on the motherboard, one a separate card) comes up. I can get either,
sometimes both, to come up if I fiddle around with ifconfig for a
while, but I'm sorry to say that I don't have a reproducable sequence
that always works: perhaps something to do with the "media" argument.
I've tried fiddling with rc.config, trying to bring up one interface
and not the other, include the media argument, and a couple things like
that. Basically, I'm floundering.
At some point, looking through the various documentation I noticed
that several of my IRQs overlap. Looking at the kernel config file,
though, I see that some devices specify an IRQ and some don't. Booting
/kernel -c tells me that there are no network devices of any kind,
enabled or disabled, so I can't experiment with re-assigning IRQs, to
find out if this whole thing is a red herring.
rc.config and dmesg enclosed, fwiw.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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