I'm at wits end here trying to setup a new Athlon64 machine with the i386 release of 5.2.1-RELEASE. The problem is getting it to like a network card of some sort; I've tried and failed with 4 so far:
1. Motherboard built-in NVidia gigethernet (Ok, didn't expect that one to be supported) 2. Cheapo VT6105-based card using vr(4) driver: It's recongnized in ifconfig but I get the dreaded "watchdog timeout" errors. I can't seem to disable PnP in the BIOS per archive suggestions. Also tried swapping slots, but it always shows on the same IRQ. ACPI on/off doesn't matter. 3. Slightly less cheap LinkSys LNE100TX, using dc0 driver: dmesg reports "MII without PHY!" error and ifconfig therefore doesn't see it. 4. ANCIENT 10BaseT card using ed0 driver: It's recongnized but gives "kernel: ed0 device timeout" errors. (Sorry I can't include any dmesg output; I have no networking on the machine. However, it's an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ on an MSI K8N Neo Platinum motherboard.) So - do I have amazingly bad luck in choosing ethernet cards, or is something else going on? The suggestions I've found in the archives for cards 2 and 3 above didn't work. Any ideas at all about what I can do to get working? Thanks! - Steve K. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"