5.2.1-RELEASE ethernet troubles
stephenk at stephenk.com
Thu Sep 23 23:20:03 PDT 2004
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Stephen Krauth
> > Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:37 AM
> > To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: 5.2.1-RELEASE ethernet troubles
> > I'm at wits end here trying to setup a new Athlon64 machine with the
> > i386 release of 5.2.1-RELEASE. The problem is getting it to like a
> > network card of some sort; I've tried and failed with 4 so far:
> > 1. Motherboard built-in NVidia gigethernet (Ok, didn't expect that
> > one to be supported)
> > 2. Cheapo VT6105-based card using vr(4) driver: It's recongnized in
> > ifconfig but I get the dreaded "watchdog timeout" errors. I can't
> > seem to disable PnP in the BIOS per archive suggestions. Also
> > tried swapping slots, but it always shows on the same IRQ. ACPI
> > on/off doesn't matter.
> your bios on the motherboard doesen't like that card. try flashing the
> bios if possible with a newer version.
> > 3. Slightly less cheap LinkSys LNE100TX, using dc0 driver: dmesg
> > reports "MII without PHY!" error and ifconfig therefore doesn't
> > see it.
> lots of hardware versions of that card, just for grins try booting
> fbsd 4.10 and see if it is recognized. driver issues galore.
> > 4. ANCIENT 10BaseT card using ed0 driver: It's recongnized but
> > gives "kernel: ed0 device timeout" errors.
> To get that to work you need to go into bios and change the resources to
> manually assigned then exclude the irq you have on that card from the
> pnp manager in the bios. even then, this may not work on all irq's.
> you may be a while at testing different ones.
I would have tried that but the PnP config on my BIOS won't let me.
It only lets you reserve IRQs 3-15 (skipping a few) and these cards
consistently show up on IRQ 17.
> Jsut keep trying different pci nics. a intel etherexpress pro100 would be
> my next choice (fxp0)
Anyway, I'll try all of these suggestions and hopefully get it to
- Steve K
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