Trying to install and run FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT (FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-amd64-20140903-r270990-memstick.img) on a new Lenovo E540 notebook fails in activating the NIC (Realtek RTL8111/8168B, driver re). The NIC shows up as active and with carrier when issuing "ifconfig re0".
From a desktop machine, I tried to ping the system in question and I get a result with missing packets: ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=26 ttl=64 time=0.114 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=41 ttl=64 time=0.130 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=60 ttl=64 time=0.119 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=80 ttl=64 time=0.119 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=100 ttl=64 time=0.105 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=116 ttl=64 time=0.135 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=136 ttl=64 time=0.091 ms DHCP configuration fails, since no DHCP offer is discovered. I swapped the switches, the cabling and I had always the same results. I used another Laptop, Dell Latitude E6510 with the same configuration (/etc/rc.conf) and that system gets DHCP offer and is online. Since the notebook is brandnew, the last thing I'll "suspect" is a defective NIC, so I'll ask whether this phenomenon is known - or, if not, the results definititely would indicate a broken NIC. Another point is the WiFI adaptor. This notebook is supposed to have a WiFi NIC, but it doesn't get revealed by FreeBSD (I tried iwn/iwi without success). pciconf output below, sorry for the messy shape, it is a copy-and-paste from that immature vt() terminal. Has anyone successfully installed that type of Notebook with FreeBSD CURRENT using NIC and Wifi? Please CC me. Regards oh [...] none1@pci0:3:0:0: class=0xff0000 card=0x502817aa chip=0x522710ec rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.' bar  = type Memory, range 32, base 0xf1e00000, size 4096, enabled cap 01 = powerspec 3 supports D0 D1 D2 D3 current D0 cap 05 = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit cap 10 = PCI-Express 2 endpoint max data 128(128) link x1(x1) speed 2.5(2.5) ASPM L0s/L1(L0s/L1) ecap 0001 = AER 2 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 0 corrected ecap 0003 = Serial 1 00000001004ce000 re0@pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x502817aa chip=0x816810ec rev=0x10 hdr=0x00 subclass = ethernet cap 01 = powerspec 3 supports D0 D1 D2 D3 current D0 di sabled(L0s/L1) cap 11[b0] = MSI-X supports 4 messages, enabled ecap 0001 = AER 2 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 4 corrected ecap 001e = unknown 1 class = network cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit ecap 0003 = Serial 1 ac7ba1ffffa06fd6
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