em(4) on FreeBSD is sometimes annoying

Royce Williams royce at alaska.net
Mon Aug 4 17:35:23 UTC 2008

Jack Vogel wrote, on 8/4/2008 9:18 AM:
> The focus here on the laptop distracted me, but someone else at work
> reminded me. Its very important that you run the EEPROM fix for
> the 82573 that i posted a long while back, search in email archive
> for it. Its a DOS executable that will patch your EEPROM.
> I am not sure if the Lenova's need it, but get it, run it, and then
> see if your problem goes away.

Martin, there's also a link to it from Jeremy's "Commonly Reported
Issues" page:


Look for "DOS-based EEPROM".

Jack, is this issue the same one that is documented here?


... and addressed by this script?


If so, the script could be used without booting from a DOS disk.  If
this is unrelated or is an unsafe way to apply this fix, that would be
handy to know.


Royce D. Williams                                   - http://royce.ws/
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