Ethernet not recognized

Bob McIsaac bobmc at
Tue Jan 16 19:33:02 UTC 2007

Derek Ragona wrote:
> Check the motherboard documentation for the ethernet chipset, then 
> look in the kernel config file for your kernel.  It is likely simply 
> not enabled in your kernel, or may require a second driver as do many 
> of the ethernet drivers.
>         -Derek
> At 07:43 AM 1/16/2007, Juan Marrero wrote:
>> Hi, I recently download FreeBSD 6.1, and I've installed in a new
>> computer a couple of times and in none of the installation recognize the
>> integrated Ethernet card.  In the instructions that I follow in one link
>> on your website, it says that is recognized automatically.  What am I
>> missing here?  I'm new at unix or linux, I've only used windows and I
>> like to learn something outside windows, but I didn't know it would be
>> such a headache.  The motherboard is a PC CHIPS P23G or something like
>> that.  I also tried to compile the X11 but it display an error trying to
>> connect to, obviously because of the Ethernet card not
>> recognized.  Can someone help me with this???
dmesg should reveal something like the following for VIA chip sets.
Note that there is a bus interface which might be supported by a
driver separate from the VIA support.

vr0: <VIA VT6102 Rhine II 10/100BaseTX> port 0xc800-0xc8ff
mem 0xfdffe000-0xfdffe0ff irq 10 at device 18.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on vr0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
vr0: Ethernet address: 00:40:63:e6:41:ba

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