Dear/Beste Roman,

Monday, January 27, 2003, 9:21:45 AM, you wrote:

> I currently installed FreeBSD-5.0 and having problem configuring xl 
> card. Dmesg shows that kernel picks it up:

> xl0: <3Com 3c905B-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0xe400-0xe47f mem 
> 0xe0000000-0xe000007f irq 11 at device 9.0 on pci0
> xl0: Ethernet address: 00:50:da:7d:f1:c3

> after i do "ifconfig xl0 up" it seems like the card shuts down, the 
> link indicator on the hub as well as on the card itself goes blank...

> Here is ifconfig before i do anything:

> xl0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>          options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
>          ether 00:50:da:7d:f1:c3
>          media: Ethernet 100baseTX <hw-loopback> (100baseTX 
> <full-duplex>)
>          status: active
> lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
>          inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>          inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
>          inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000

> ifconfig after "ifconfig xl0 up":

>   xl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>          options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
>          inet6 fe80::250:daff:fe7d:f1c3%xl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
>          ether 00:50:da:7d:f1:c3
>          media: Ethernet 100baseTX <hw-loopback> (none)
> lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
>          inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>          inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
>          inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000


> With 4.7 there is no such problem. Is there is a way to load "old" 
> (4.7) xl driver?
> Thank you.
> roman.

You could try to take the source files for the xl driver from 4.7 and
put them with the 5.0 source than follow a normal make world (from the
handbook)

There located in /usr/src/sys/modules/xl and /usr/src/sys/pci (if_xl.c
opt_bdg.h device_if.h bus_if.h pci_if.h).

It would be nice if you checked the bugs pages and send a PR if its
missing.

>From Mat:

> I also use 3com's with the xl driver and I have no such issues:
> 
> xl0: <3Com 3c905B-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0xe400-0xe47f mem 0xea000000-
> 0xea00007f irq 12 at device 15.0 on pci0
> xl0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:24:ac:e1:b4
> xl1: <3Com 3c905-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0xe800-0xe83f irq 11 at device 
> 17.0 on pci0
> xl1: Ethernet address: 00:60:08:6d:1e:3b
> 
> Both are configured and working first on FreeBSD5.0-RELEASE and now on 5.0-
> CURRENT after I cvsup'd over the weekend.
> 
> The only problems I have seen which I did not see with 4.x-STABLE was the 
> following errors:
> 
> xl1: transmission error: 90
> xl1: tx underrun, increasing tx start threshold to 120 bytes
> 
> This occured as I was transferring a large amount of data over a samba mount, 
> but I have not seen it since and the card is still working normally.

I also got a xl1 card. I got the same errors when i was running 4.5 or
4.4 (i don't remember that well). All was ok when i updated later.

-- 
Best regards/Met vriendelijke groet,
Alex


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