On 29/06/2006 9:27 PM, Erik Trulsson wrote:
On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 07:56:00AM +0100, William wrote:

I've got an Intel card in production already on a homebrew box, the
code is INTEL-PWLA8492MT and description is "Intel Dual Port Server
Adapter 10/100/1000". Any idea if that will do?

That is a PRO/1000 MT card, which is a PCI-X adapter and is supported
by the standard em(4) driver in FreeBSD 6.x,

The PRO/1000 PT mentioned below is a PCI-Express adapter and is not
supported by the standard driver in 6.x, but (as mentioned) should
be supported by the driver available from Intel.

If you wish to utilise the PCI Express expansion slots by using a Pro/1000 PT network adapter, the procedure to follow might be something like be this:

1. Install 6.1-RELEASE from CD, being sure to install the kernel source
2. Obtain the latest Intel driver for FreeBSD 6.x (if it is still not available on the website, email me and I will send it to you)
3. Burn the driver onto a CD or other media and copy it onto the server
4. Extract the driver source, and copy the if_em* files across into /usr/src/sys/dev/em/ 5. Build a new kernel (GENERIC will suffice) which will utilise the new driver source (cd /usr/src && make buildkernel)
6. Install the kernel and reboot (make installkernel)

You should now have a working network with your Pro/1000 PT...


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