On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 14:08, Stefan 'i4o' Beke wrote:
> After updating my FreeBSD 4.7 stable I can't use 2nd network card. It
> was possible before update. KERNCONF is the same.
>     >dmesg | grep ep0
>     ep0: <3Com 3C509-TPC EtherLink III> at port 0x300-0x30f irq 7 on isa0
>     ep0: No irq?!
>     ep0: ep_alloc() failed! (6)
>     device_probe_and_attach: ep0 attach returned 6
> Irq 7 is already taken by 
> ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
> So I booted old kernel:
> there were also 2 isa devices on the same irq, bud ep0 was first
> and ppc0 didn't complain


> I'd like to use both network cards, as you probably guessed.
> How would you, Mr. WhoCanHelp, solve this unpleasant situation?

You might want to check a couple of things:
1] Make sure that P'nP OS option in the BIOS is not enabled.
2] Move the offending nic to another slot
3] Use the 3Com utility to disable P'nP mode on the nics and set unique,
fixed IRQ & IO port for both cards 

Hope this helps.



Stacey Roberts
B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science

Web: www.vickiandstacey.com

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