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 Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Erin 
Date:   15-11-00 20:42

I'm very much a newbie, so if I'm asking a ridiculously stupid question here, please point me to where I can find a solution. I've tried RTFM and searching online, but haven't found anything that helps me solve the whole issue here.

I have tried unsuccessfully to install a Linksys LNE100TX ethernet card on my HP-Pavilion running FreeBSD 4.0 RELEASE. It works fine in Windows, so I know it's not a problem with the card itself. I've added the lines "device miibus" and "device dc0" to my kernel config file, and my dmesg shows the following:

dc0:<ADMtek AN985 10/100BaseTX> at device 10.0 on pci0
dc0: couldn't map ports/memory
device_probe_and_attach: dc0 attach returned 6

When I try ifconfig, it outputs the following:

ifconfig: interface dc0 does not exist

I've been told I have driver issues, but how do I fix it?

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 RE: Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   15-11-00 20:52

is this a PCI card?

It sounds like the irq/io address on the card doesn't match what the kernel thinks it is. You should match the card to the kernel, if you can. If not modify the kernel.

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 RE: Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Don Brearley 
Date:   16-11-00 02:57

is it PCI or ISA? and if so.. did you inadvertanly remove support for these in the kernel?


- Don



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 RE: Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Erin 
Date:   16-11-00 03:16

It's a PCI card.
Thanks, I'll check on that.

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 RE: Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Erin 
Date:   16-11-00 19:21

Yes, it's a PCI card.
Thanks, um... how do I do that? (I said I was a newbie!) :)

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 RE: Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Erin 
Date:   16-11-00 19:23

Well, no... both PCI and ISA support are still in there, so that's not the problem.
and, as I said in my previous post, it is a PCI card.

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 RE: Ethernet card driver issues...
Author: Don Brearley 
Date:   17-11-00 06:24

I read somewhere that FreeBSD's 'dc' was broken in a -STABLE release.. maybe it was never fixed or something?

- Don



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