Ewald Jenisch wrote:
There was a note on the intel em chipset. most of them are being
renamed to igb, that could be part of the problem. You may need to
check the hardware notes.
After installing FreeBSD 7.1 RC1 from the DVD-image I found that the
PC in question has no LAN connectivity upon reboot.
The PC has an Intel GE builtin NIC showing up as "Intel PRO/1000
Network Connection 6.9.6" in dmesg.
For the problem: Though IP-Adress, default-GW etc. are correctly set
the box can't e.g. ping anything on the net; neither on the local lan
nor across the default-gw. Same the other way round: machine can't be
ping-ed, not even from the local subnet.
What's interesting though is that on both the LAN-Switch and the PC
("ifconfig") the interface shows up as connected. Even more
interesting: the MAC-address of the PC-nic shows up on the
corresponding LAN-Switch. So there definitely is "some form of
When starting a "tcpdump" there's no output - so obviously nothing is
coming into the machine form the network.
To cross-check I've
a) swapped the patch-cable for another one - no change
b) tried Ubuntu (Linux) from the Live-CD - under Ubuntu I've got full
LAN-connectivity without any problems
so it must be something FreeBSD related...
Has anybody out there had problems with an Intel GE-Nic ("em0") under
Thanks in advance for any clue,
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