FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4

Antony Mawer fbsd-questions at
Fri Jun 30 07:39:02 UTC 2006

On 30/06/2006 4:56 PM, William wrote:
> I've got an Intel card in production already on a homebrew box, the
> code is INTEL-PWLA8492MT and description is "Intel Dual Port Server
> Adapter 10/100/1000". Any idea if that will do?

The adapter you mentioned is a PCI-X adapter, which won't work unless 
you purchase the optional PCI-X riser card to replace the standard one 
in the DL320 G4. The standard riser card provides PCI Express slots (1 
half height, 1 full height), that are not compatible with PCI-X (or 
regular PCI). You will need to either:

     1) Purchase the PCI-X riser, and then use your existing card
         (provided that FreeBSD 6.x will recognise it)

     2) Purchase a PCI Express NIC, which will (likely) _not_ work with
         the standard driver in 6.x.

Option 1 may or may not work with the standard 6.x driver; I know the 
PCI Express one definately does NOT.

That being said, it is _very_ simple to add the updated Intel driver and 
rebuild the kernel if you need to do so (for either option): I'd be 
happy to help you with the steps you need to do so if you require.


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