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 Re: BIOS considerations
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Date:   11-05-02 02:59

Welp, I have a Lucent (SCM Microsystem) PCI adapter, my system is FreeBSD 4.6-PRERELEASE. The mainboard I have only has PCI slots, and it's PCI 2.2 compilant. This is my configuration:

/etc/rc.conf:
<snip>
pccard_enable="YES"
</snip>

pcmcia and support for Lucent cards is supported in kernel.
When I boot it up, it just locks up right after finding the card. If I'm lucky, I can get to log in and hit two-three commands, and it locks up again. I have absolutely no idea what to do.

Later, I tried following the advice from http://www.samag.com/documents/s=7121/sam0205a/sam0205a.htm , where it says:
<snip>
If you’re using a PCI adapter and you run into trouble (such as FreeBSD hanging on boot, not recognizing your wireless card, or the card simply not working), try adding the following lines to /boot/loader.conf:

hw.pcic.intr_path="1"
hw.pcic.irq="0"

You might also need to tell your BIOS that you’re not running a PnP OS, and to allow ISA interrupts to the IRQ that your card is using. (IRQs are also discussed in the section on pccard.conf.) If you have older WaveLAN equipment, you may need to add hw.pcic.ignore_function_1="1" to /boot/loader.conf.
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Chris Chan 28-10-01 19:12 
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Florian M Unterkircher 05-02-02 15:55 
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Erik Paulsen Skålerud 11-05-02 02:59 


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