em(4) on FreeBSD is sometimes annoying

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 13 19:43:45 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 12:04:59PM +0200, Markus Vervier 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

This wasn't the procedure I was following when I did testing on my T60p
widescreen -- I was booting with the cable connected.  I'll have to try
the above procedure tonight, although it may be wasted effort as Jack
was able to repro it on an X60.

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