That's really good to know!
On 3 December 2012 22:20, Derek Kulinski <tak...@takeda.tk> wrote:
> Hello Adrian,
> So I figured the problem out.
> This is how it went. I booted OpenSuSE and couldn't find the device as
> At that point I was sure that the problem is with my PC. I decided to
> install the card in a PC that is running Windows. After start it
> recognized new hardware but I did not have drivers, looking at
> hardware information it showed correct values.
> I then put back the card to the FreeBSD machine and started SuSE. The
> card became correctly recognized by Linux, I booted FreeBSD and the
> card was no longer visible (though this time devid value was correct),
> switched to Linux and Linux did not see it as well. At that point I
> took isopropyl alcohol and cleaned the connection, plugged it back and
> FreeBSD is seeing it now.
> That card was in that old PC for many years, so probably the
> connection oxidized (or maybe just dirt built up - I'm no chemist).
> In any case it looks like it was a layer 8 problem after all. I'm
> sorry for bugging you.
> Monday, December 3, 2012, 12:26:06 AM, you wrote:
>> If it's not recognising the card then it's either a whacky PCI bus
>> code problem, or the device is just plainly not being seen by the
>> motherboard or BIOS.
>> Can you try booting Linux and see if it sees the PCI device?
>> On 2 December 2012 23:42, Derek Kulinski <tak...@takeda.tk> wrote:
>>> Hello Adrian,
>>> I'm having some issues with a NIC card that worked fine in another
>>> FreeBSD box (very old hardware - Celeron 366MHz :) that was running
>>> version 8.
>>> The box died, and I decided to just move the card to recent machine
>>> (running FreeBSD 9.1 RC3).
>>> Unfortunately the machine does not recognize the card, I asked on the
>>> forum, and person trying to help me thinks that perhaps it is a bug:
>>> I thought initially that I couldn't see the card even in pciconf, but
>>> seems like the card probably is:
>>> none3@pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x3a131186 chip=0x00130000
>>> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>>> class = network
>>> subclass = ethernet
>>> cap 01 = powerspec 2 supports D0 D3 current D0
>>> I tried to follow his advice and changed value of AR5212_DEVID to
>>> 0x0000 but that did not seem to do anything (I recompiled if_ath and
>>> So I went further and modified ar5212Probe()
>>> and put a printf() statement there (as a first instruction).
>>> Unfortunately it doesn't look that the statement was ever called, or
>>> at least I did not see anything in the logs.
>>> I decided to not file PR because there is still a possibility I might
>>> be doing something wrong. I configured that old machine a while ago
>>> and I no longer have access to it's contents :/
>>> The old machine was running i386 kernel, the new one is running amd64.
>>> The new one has Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H motherboard and the NIC in
>>> question is D-Link, I belive DWL-G520.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Derek mailto:tak...@takeda.tk
>>> -- I can see clearly now, the brain is gone...
> Best regards,
> Derek mailto:tak...@takeda.tk
> What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
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