em(4) on FreeBSD is sometimes annoying

Jack Vogel jfvogel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 15:22:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Markus Vervier <markus at vervier.info> wrote:
> Jack Vogel wrote:
>>  I didn't mean the NIC EEPROM, but the system BIOS, make sure you are
>>  running the version that Jeremy said he was, if that matches you might go
>>  look at settings in the BIOS that are about management.
> I'm now running the latest BIOS for my X60 version 2.22 with the same
> results. Jeremy runs version 1.15 but on a T60.
>>  I thought you told us that when you had a back to back connection that it
>>  worked, no??
> Sorry, it does not work when having a b2b connection, never said that. But I
> noticed another thing:
> It is important that the device was up without a cable connected:
> 1. power off completely
> 2. boot freebsd without a cable connected
> 3. in a rootshell do ifconfig em0 up
> 4. connect the cable
> 5. no link

Hmmm, well let me see if I can get ahold of an X60.


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