Problem install 6.0 (release) on Sony Vaio TX610P

Mark Myatt mark at
Thu Apr 27 15:15:54 UTC 2006

I apologise in advance if this is the wrong forum for such a question 
and, if it is, please direct me to the correct place.

I am trying to install FreeBSD 6.0 on a Sony Vaio TX610P laptop. This 
laptop previously ran a Debian-based Linux distribution with little 
trouble. I wanted to switch to FreeBSD and did some practice 
installations, kernel recompiles, &c. on an old desktop machine. All 
went well.

Today I decided to try an install on the TX610P. Installation of the 
base-system went well enough but the system does not recognise the NIC.

The boot message given is:

    pci6: <network, ethernet> at device 8.0 (no driver attached)

pciconf -l -v gives:

    none5 at pci16:8:0: class=0x020000 card = 0x81e2104d chip=0x10698086 
rev=-0x03 hdr =0x00
        vendor   = 'Intel Corporation'
        device   = '82562Em/EX/GX PRO/100 VM (LOM) Ethernet Controller 
        class    = network
        subclass = ethernet

ifconfig reports only the the loopback (lo0) and "Ethernet over 
Firewire" (fwe0) devices.

My kernel configuration has the lines:

    device miibus
    device fxp

Any suggestions?


Mark Myatt

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