FYI: this issue is "solved". I applied this patch (URL below) to the 5.3sources and built a kernel with an re driver that can detect the card. It seems to be working at gigabit speeds. Out of curiosity would someone who knows CVS better than I do kindly tell me what version of FreeBSD this patch has been integrated to?
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2005-October/056317.html Thx, Scott On 11/27/06, Scott Gasch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Hi, I'm trying to get a linksys eg1032 gigabit ethernet card (version 3) working under freebsd 5.3. This appears to be an RTL8169S based card. When I build a kernel with the re device (and miibus) enabled, the card is not detected. I also tried building a GENERIC kernel to sanity check my config -- the card is not detected with the GENERIC kernel either. I verified that the if_re.c file is being compiled / included in the kernel. The LINT config for 5.3 _does_not_ include "device re" which I find strange. The man page for re says it was introduced in 5.2 so I think it should be here? I tried disabling ACPI support in the loader menu but this did not result in the detection of the card. I tried booting a 6.1 kernel on the machine and it _does_ detect the device. Is this likely due to driver code differences or something else in the 6.x kernels? I'd rather not upgrade this box to 6.x yet but I could certainly bring it up to 5.5. Thx, Scott
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