Problem with Realtek 8139C and 8139D NIC in 5.4
g.w.roberts at bangor.ac.uk
g.w.roberts at bangor.ac.uk
Tue Jul 19 15:35:11 GMT 2005
Your original message was two months ago, so this is probably too late for you, but:
Some combinations of device and bus hardware do not like PCI IO modes
enabled, so try setting the sysctl variable
in /boot/loader.conf or /boot/loader.conf.local and rebooting.
Or boot to the loader prompt and set it to zero.
This worked for 5.4-RELEASE on my cheap laptop.
otherwise the onboard RealTek8139 gave "rl0: couldn't map ports/memory".
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> The Realtek 8139 cards are a pretty cheap chipset that many others
> have had problems with. Try a different card from a different
> It is probably some BIOS setting in your motherboard. You might try
> the board to non-pnp OS to allow the board to assign resources.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Abrie Lintvelt
> > Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2005 2:44 AM
> > To: freebsd-questions
> > Subject: Problem with Realtek 8139C and 8139D NIC in 5.4
> > Hiya Guys
> > I've recently started "playing" with FreeBSD. I use it at
> > home on a pc
> > for our ADSL connection, just for that added security.
> > Worked fine with 5.2, except that my WiFi connection was a
> > little buggy,
> > so I decided to upgrade to 5.4
> > After installing 5.4, my ed(4) card stopped working. It's
> > quite an old
> > card, so I decided to upgrade it as well.
> > Got myself a new RTL8139D card, and installed it only to keep getting
> > the error that it "couldn't map ports/memory". The system has 2 other
> > NICs in in as well,
> > A RTL8139A, and a Gigabyte Super 108 NIC using the ath(4) driver.
> > Uninstalled the other Realtek Card, same problem. Uninstalled
> > the WiFi,
> > same problem,
> > Uninstall ALL other NICs in the system and only leave in the 8139D,
> > problem still persists.
> > Over to plan B, get another NIC from another unused PC. This
> > time it's
> > an 8139C. Same problem still. I'm really out of options.
> > Any way to resolve this issue?
> > I'm kinda desperate to get my system up and running again.
> > System Specs:
> > AMD Duron 700
> > Gigabyte GA-7IX Motherboard (quite old I know, but the PC just stood
> > there doing nothing :)
> > 3dfx Voodoo Banshee AGP Display (see M/B note)
> > RTL8139A NIC (dunno where I got this one)
> > RTL8139D NIC
> > Gigabyte GN-WPEAG Wifi NIC
> > 128MB Ram
> > 6GB HDD
> > Thanx for all the help.
> > Abrie Linvelt
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