Problem install 6.0 (release) on Sony Vaio TX610P

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Apr 27 18:49:55 UTC 2006

Mark Myatt <mark at> writes:

> 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
> Mobile'
>         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?

The fxp(4) driver supports at least some "i82562" based Ethernet
devices.  Does FreeBSD 6.1 recognize it on boot?

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