On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 08:11:00PM -0500, William Gordon Rutherdale wrote:
> I have to use paper-sneakernet because
> - no network connectivity yet
> - tried plugging in a memory stick; it flashed but nothing showed up 
> with the 'mount' command
> Here are the last two entries from the 'pciconf -lv' command, which look 
> relevant to the problem.  I had to write them down on paper and walk 
> over to this room to type them.  Please pardon any typos:
> no...@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x2abf103c chip=0x816810ec 
> rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
>     vendor          = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
>     device          = 'RTL 8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
>     class           = network
>     subclass        = ethernet

There seems to have been some breakage of the re(4) and rl(4) drivers in
the 7.1 release cycle. See [http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=130011]

You should try to get the files mentioned in the abovementioned link on
your machine, and rebuild your kernel.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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