re0 problem

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Fri Oct 17 19:04:52 PDT 2008

On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 12:15:04AM +0200, Daniel Gerzo wrote:
 > Hello guys,
 >   Recently, I have bought a pcmcia gige ethernet card and it seems it
 >   is re(4) based. However, when I plug the card into the slot, I get
 >   the following messages on my console:
 >   re0: <RealTek 8169/8169S/8169SB(L)/8110S/8110SB(L) Gigabit Ethernet>
 >   port 0x1000-0x10ff mem 0x88000000-0x880000ff irq 21 at device 0.0 on
 >   cardbus0
 >   re0: Chip rev. 0x18000000
 >   re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
 >   re0: PHY write failed
 >   re0: PHY write failed
 >   re0: PHY read failed
 >   re0: MII withot any phy!
 >   device_attach: re0 attach returned 6
 >   Do you have any ideas how can I try to work this out? It is the most
 >   recent installation of PC-BSD, i.e. FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE Thu Sep
 >   11 09:07:25 EDT 2008 i386.
 >   pciconf -lv lists:
 >   re0 at pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x816910ec chip=0x816910ec
 >   rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
 >   vendor   = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
 >   device   = 'RTL8110SB Single-Chip Gigabit LOM Ethernet Controller'
 >   class    = network
 >   subclass = ethernet
 >   If you need any more information, please let me know.

re(4) didn't require special PHY handling for 8169/8110
controllers. Did it ever work on older FreeBSD releases? I vaguely
remember nork@ (Norikatsu Shigemura) also said Carbus GbE
(RTL8169SBL) is not working but he could see successful attachment
of rgephy(4).
How about plugging UTP cable to controller before loading driver?

Pyun YongHyeon

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