Inspiron 1525 Hardware

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Thu Sep 4 16:01:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 09:47:52AM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> On 3 Sep 2008, at 7:02 PM, Aragon Gouveia wrote:
>> lspci ?
> I ran the lspci command and it states that the Ethernet is a Marvell  
> 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller.  Are you looking for more info?
> Here is what lspci on Ubunut returns:

"Ubunut" is a funny typo.  I know it was unintentional, but it made me
laugh.  :-)

> Slot:	09:00.0
> Class:	Ethernet controller [0200]
> Vendor:	Marvell Technology Group Ltd. [11ab]
> Device:	88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [4354]
> SVendor:	Dell [1028]
> SDevice:	Unknown device [022f]
> Rev:	12

This revision of Marvell NIC isn't supported under FreeBSD 7.0 or 8.0
(CURRENT/HEAD).  I've looked at the source to msk(4), and it matches
what's in the manpage, so it's not a documentation mistake.

Support for the 88E8040 can be added to the msk(4) driver, probably via
a PCI ID addition to the msk_products[] struct in
src/sys/dev/msk/if_msk.c, but sometimes more is needed.

I've CC'd the maintainer of msk(4), PYUN Yong-Hyeon, who can work
with you and provide patches to get support for that NIC.  (Please note
that when referring to him, his first name is Yong-Hyeon, not Pyun.)

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