On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 10:11 +0300, Manolis Kiagias wrote: > > Da Rock wrote: > > Hey, hey... I made a boo boo and ordered a unit with this nic onboard > > (truthfully, I never thought I'd have any trouble since I had done this > > before). Loaded 7 and couldn't find the nic. A little investigation > > found that the nic was the above, and a little further found that there > > was no support for it in the hcl's. > > > > Now I do find it hard to believe there is no way around this- I found a > > driver for FBSD4.5-6, is there one for 6.2 or higher? Or will this one > > work? Anyone know how to install it? > > > > The driver is only a c and a h file- Makefile is an empty file, and the > > readme tells me to rebuild the kernel after removing rl and re in the > > conf. Then I build the driver, and kldload it. Any idea why I'd have to > > rebuild the kernel? > > > > Cheers guys > > > > > > > I've seen this driver too (I've investigated for a friend who bought a > similar motherboard that otherwise works with 7). The readme describes > two "methods" of installation but the first one simply does not apply > (there is no modules directory in the download). I have not tried the > second method (looks reasonable though). Removing the rl and re from the > kernel will remove the built-in support (it could conflict with the new > driver) and create a module for the new driver. Note that you are also > asked to replace the files in the FreeBSD src directories. In fact it > is better to build as a module - building it into the kernel may well > leave you with an unbootable kernel if it is not compatible. > > As I said, I have not done this (my friend will be running Linux on this > box) but as more and more recent mobos seem to use this NIC - and I may > be buying one- if you are willing to give it a try, I will be interested > in the results.
Well I just tried it- I put this out there for some feedback mainly- the kernel rebuild is to remove the old rl and re drivers completely, and the build for the driver is for a module. Unfortunately the result is a failure: compatibility issues or some sort (argument warnings, not enough args, invalid variables and functions). My question is will I find something to work for 7? If not, will it work on 6.2 or 6.3 (it only says 6 in the readme's)? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"