On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Fernando Apesteguía <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 11:09 PM, Tore Lund <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Fernando Apesteguía wrote: >>> 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. >> >> All I can say is that I have the same NIC, which is built into my Asus >> M2A-VM motherboard. I have used it since March 2008 with no problems at >> all. For the past three days I have been running 7.1-BETA2, also with >> no problems. I should like to provide more detail if that can be of any >> help to you. >> -- >> Tore >> > > Hi again, > > As Pegasus remarked, I can see two "PHY write failed" in dmesg. I did > a freebsd-update a couple of days ago and I haven't seen this issue so > far. I'll watch and report it should I get this error again.
As I promissed I was watching, I thought the problem was gone, but yesterday I had to restart my computer a couple of times before I got my NIC working. The problem is still there but it seems minimized somehow (or maybe it was just luck that I didn't have this issue more often) I'm going to update to 7.1-BETA2-p1 today. I'll keep an eye on this problem and report it if I see it again. Cheers > > Cheers > >> _______________________________________________ >> email@example.com mailing list >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >> > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"