rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au
Sat Sep 20 02:04:54 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 13:21 -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Sep 2008, Sebastian wrote:
> > I'd like to confirm my understanding of current status on this NIC. It seems,
> > based on some searching, the current Realtek driver in FreeBSD doesn't
> > support the 8111C, and that although the vendor-supplied driver _may_ work
> > for older 5.x and 6.0 releases (if one can get it compiled, I couldn't), it
> > doesn't work in 6.3 or 7. So the RTL8111C is effectively not supported. True?
> A new MSI P45 Neo3-FR motherboard with an 8111C shows it working with
> 7.1-PRERELEASE. The support for the 8111C is pretty new (July in CVS),
> but so far it seems okay with this instance.
> uname -a:
> FreeBSD lightning 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0: Fri Sep 19
> 18:48:47 MDT 2008 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
> re0: <RealTek 8168/8168B/8168C/8168CP/8111B/8111C/8111CP PCIe Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem
> 0xfdfff000-0xfdffffff,0xfdfe0000-0xfdfeffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci4
> pciconf -lv:
> re0 at pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x514c1462 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
> vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
> device = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
> class = network
> subclass = ethernet
> re0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
> ether 00:1d:92:f4:02:38
> inet 10.0.0.213 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.0.0.255
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
> status: active
I have used the compiled driver on 6.3 with success- but then I've used
the driver linked in a post to drivers list. 7.0 is a no go.
7.1 support may be due to the request made in the drivers list that I
Other than that, good luck!
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