Hi all, I recently installed FreeBSD 7.1 BETA2 on my system. During installation using FTP option, I could notice the following:
After some random time (two, five or six minutes, for instance) the installation stalled and sysinstall lost the connection. I was taken back to the "Select FTP site" screen, and I had to configure my NIC again. Then, the install resumed and I got a usable system (MINIMAL + docs + manpages) But the problem persists. From time to time, it seems the kernel can't see the NIC. It happens during normal operation and no message is shown in /var/log/messages. ifconfig doesn't show my 're0' device, so I can't run dhclient on it and I have to reboot. I have to say that sometimes, even when I reboot, the NIC (RTL8168/8111 PCI Express) is not present. This device works fine in the same computer with either Vista or Fedora 9, though I have to say I had similar problems with earlier versions of Fedora (device disappearing or not present after boot), but after a kernel upgrade everything run smoothly. Does FreeBSD use the same driver than Linux does? Anybody else with this problem? Thanks in advance. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"