re driver problem (RTL8169 chipset)

Ganbold ganbold at
Mon May 8 08:24:03 UTC 2006


I'm having trouble to make my Netgear Gigabit PCI GA311 network card 
work in 1000baseTX in FreeBSD-6.1RC. It runs fine on 100baseTX mode with 
Cat5 cable, however it doesn't with Cat5e/Cat6 cabling in 
100baseTX/1000baseTX mode. It simply says no carrier.
The system also panics right after the boot when it is connected 
100baseTX network. When I disconnect the cable the system boots fine.
I will test more this card in couple of days and will try to get debug 
messages when panics.

The card is based on Realtec 8169S chipset.

re0 at pci0:12:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x311a1385 chip=0x816910ec rev=0x10 
    vendor   = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
    device   = 'RTL8169 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter'
    class    = network
    subclass = ethernet

daemon# uname -an
FreeBSD 6.1-RC FreeBSD 6.1-RC #10: Wed May  3 
18:03:26 ULAST 2006     
root at  i386

Is there any such known issues with re driver?



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