I've installed FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE sparc64 on a Ultra Enterprise 450 box and I have a hard time adding a second ethernet card.
The on board hme0 works just fine but when I tried to install a Realtek 8139 fast ethernet addapter I get the following error message
Jan 17 21:41:15 kernel: rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0x400-0x4ff mem 0x2000-0x20ff irq 1 at device 2.0 on pci2
Jan 17 21:41:15 kernel: rl0: Realtek 8139B detected. Warning, this may be unstable in autoselect mode
Jan 17 21:41:15 kernel: rl0: Ethernet address: 00:00:c0:b4:b9:db
Jan 17 21:41:15 kernel: miibus1: <MII bus> on rl0
Jan 17 21:41:15 kernel: rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus1
Jan 17 21:41:15 kernel: rlphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
Jan 17 21:41:24 kernel: rl0: watchdog timeout
Jan 17 21:41:45 kernel: rl0: watchdog timeout
Jan 17 21:43:42 last message repeated 5 times
There's nothing wrong with the network cord and I have a link on the ethernet switch port. I also changed the NIC with a brand new Realtek card and I'm still getting the watchdog timeout error. I forced the mode on the card to 100baseTX half and full duplex but that didn't help either.
What am I doing wrong here ? What do I have to do to be able to use PCI cards on the E450 box ?
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