FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Fri Jun 30 07:49:58 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 07:56:00AM +0100, William wrote:
> Antony,
> 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?

That is a PRO/1000 MT card, which is a PCI-X adapter and is supported
by the standard em(4) driver in FreeBSD 6.x,

The PRO/1000 PT mentioned below is a PCI-Express adapter and is not
supported by the standard driver in 6.x, but (as mentioned) should
be supported by the driver available from Intel.

Which card you want depends on what kind of expansion slot(s) you have

> On 30/06/06, Antony Mawer <fbsd-questions at> wrote:
> >On 30/06/2006 3:53 PM, William wrote:
> >> Thanks for the email Antony, I'm awaiting delivery of the server so I
> >> might have to order an intel card sharpish. What can I do the
> >> server+fbsd 6.x to prove the lock up?
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Will
> >
> >Configure the network card (bge0) and then do something to pass traffic
> >across the network (eg. ping another host on the network). In our case,
> >the machine booting at startup and the various network services starting
> >up was enough to do it within seconds.
> >
> >I have a copy of the Intel driver we used if you are looking to run this
> >machine on FreeBSD 6.0 or 6.1; the standard driver in these releases
> >will not support the Pro/1000 PT (at least the card we used).
> >
> >Regards
> >Antony
> >

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Erik Trulsson
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