In my case, I have one Netgear card which I can manually configure, and one generic card which I cannot, plus an SMC Etherpower (dec 21041 chip) card which also cannot be configured (the mfg configuration program only allows configuration of the media type). By manually configuring the Netgear card, I can get the other ne2000 card to use irq 5, so I can get those two working. But the smc card always comes up at 9, and the video card comes up at 15. The video card works in this system, but the smc card doesn't. If I swap the smc card and the video card to another system, they come up reversed (smc card at 15, video card at 9) and both work fine. I've tried moving the cards around in the slots, but can't get the irqs to shift. Nothing is landing on irq 12, so I don't think that is a problem. I was hoping that putting them in the system where they work would set the irqs, and those irqs would be honored when moved to another system in the absence of a conflict. But that doesn't seem to be the case. I put both cards in the system where they work, then put them in the system where they don't, and booted dos and ran the mfg config utility. It showed the smc card back at 9, rather than at 15 where it was in the previous system. Can someone give a brief explanation of what the difference is between a plug and play setting and one that is manually set? Is there no way to give FreeBSD hints as to where you would like P&P cards to be placed? Adam Maas wrote:
The ne2000 nic has setup utility that you run from ms/dos that you can set the nic's irq with. If you did not get one in the box the Nic came in them check out the MFG website. That is not the case for RTL8029 based NIC's, which are PCI NIC's that emulate the NE2000 for driver compatibility. They are assigned IRQ's like any other PCI card, rather than using a setup utility like the real NE2000 ISA cards. That said, have you tried a different slot? IRQ12 is often problematic, since it's supposed to be reserved for PS2 Mice on most systems. See if your BIOS allows you to exclude that IRQ somehow. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"