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Date:      Sun, 3 Oct 1999 20:55:26 +0200
From:      "mark rowlands" <mar@bull.se>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Cc:        "'Eric MASSON'" <e-masson@kisoft-services.com>
Subject:   RE: pcmcia network card problems  3com and Xircom fail to initialize
Message-ID:  <000101bf0dd0$db2d4900$5ff1b581@pcmarhem>
In-Reply-To: <37F7451F.EE06DA1E@kisoft-services.com>

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merci Eric, i guessed that the si03 was to do with the modem bit
so I didn't worry about that, I decided to go back to basics and
forget the xircom for now. So :

 - took the unchanged PCCARD config file
 - changed pccard.conf to "config 0x1 "ep0" 9  (cards irq)
ran /stand/sysinstall enabled pccard so rc.conf now reads

pccard_enable="YES"
pccard_ifconfig="ep0"
pccard_mem="0x1020"
ifconfig_ep0="inet 129.181.241.90 netmask 255.255.255.0"
defaultrouter="129.181.241.212"
network_interfaces="ep0 auto"

on reboot ifconfig -a shows ep0 as unconfigured.
manually running ifconfig ep0 inet 129.181.241.90 netmask 255.255.255.0
seems to help.

running /etc/pccard_ether produces an intriguing response of
"shift: can't shift that many"
and prints the ifconfig stuff and follows that with
add net default 129.181.241.212  (my gateway!)

On removing and reinserting the card

slot 0 unfielded interrupt (0) is issued followed by the mac address

ifconfig -a goes back to it's pristine unconfigured state.

another error message received at boot is that syslogd dies due
bind being unable to assign requested address, there is also
a message about ioctrl getting a faulty parameter but if flies
off the screen to fast to see it. is there a way of recording those
messages somewhere, they are not it dmesg or /var/log/messages?

I feel no closer to understanding what is going on but thats
my problem, but persistence can occasionally substitute
for intelligence. I really would like to get this working
properly though I am starting to think Freebsd on a laptop
is just not meant to be, for me at any rate, bad news is that,
that is exactly where I need it :-(.




-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Eric MASSON
Sent: den 3 oktober 1999 13:59
To: maar@bull.se
Cc: FreeBSD-questions (E-mail)
Subject: Re: pcmcia network card problems 3com and Xircom fail to
initialize


Hi,

mark rowlands a écrit :
>
> 3.3 Release with 3com 3c589c
add ep0 to your kernel config file << device ep0 at isa? port? net irq?
>> (maybe the syntax is not quite exact, take the standard line and remove
all values on options), the fact is that you must have the driver in kernel.

> Xircom CEM56  10/100 + 56 modem.
This card seems to use sio3 but sio3 is disabled in your kernel config
file.

Hope it helps

Regards

Eric MASSON

--
Any opinions expressed above  | Murphy's Law Corollary :
are my own, not Kisoft's      | Murphy was an optimist.



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