Does Marvell 88E8053 PCIe Gigabit LAN controller work with 6.0?

Aaron VanAlstine aaronvan at
Sat Jun 3 09:57:01 PDT 2006

My mobo has a Marvell 88E8053 LAN controller. It wasn't even detected until
I downloaded the FreeBSD 6.0 driver. Once I installed the driver, DCHP
worked like a dream and I was right on-line. However, when I installed, 6.1,
I lost connectivity again.

Does anybody know if Marvell's 6.0 driver is incompatible with 6.1?

-- Aaron

On 5/29/06 18:56, "Olivier Gautherot" <ogautherot at> wrote:

> Hi Aaron!
>> Thanks, I changed the RAID configuration to RAID1 and reloaded the OS and
>> for some reason it is now booting up properly. Now if I could only connect
>> to the Net! ;) Oh well, the road to discovery has many detours...
> Welcome to the club! ;-) I had this issue once too. What network chipset do
> you have (seems to be on-board, isn't it?) I ended up replacing an old card
> that I was using happily with Windows, Linux and BeOS because it was not
> compatible with FreeBSD. Is yours at least detected?
> By the way, RAID1 is a good choice - better than RAID0 anyway.
> Have fun ;-)
> Cheers

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