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Date:      Thu, 25 Sep 2003 11:22:44 +1000
From:      "Anthony Carmody" <>
To:        "'Greg 'groggy' Lehey'" <>
Subject:   RE: NIC card not showing up during 5.1 install [asus p4p800 MB]
Message-ID:  <000001c38303$85fdd010$6600a8c0@carmoda3>
In-Reply-To: <>

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this is what i get: [NIC entry, not the rest]

none3@pci1:8:0: class=0x2020000 card=0x80f81043 chip=0x10508086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
	vendor 	= 	'Intel Corporation'
	class 	= 	network
	subclass 	= 	ethernet

I minimal install from 5.1 made from the ISO images from the FTP site. as in a basic install using the /stand/sysinstall blah blah.
i'm not very good with installs as i have never really had much trouble before. should i make a CD from some 'CURRENT' version? all
my hardware should be supported according to the HAREWARE.txt in the CD image i have for 5.1.

[sorry about the email format. im using my thinkpad plagued by M$]

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Greg 'groggy'
Sent: Wednesday, 24 September 2003 6:53 PM
To: Anthony Carmody
Subject: Re: NIC card not showing up during 5.1 install

[Format recovered--see]

Overlong lines.

On Wednesday, 24 September 2003 at 18:45:47 +1000, Anthony Carmody wrote:
> i am building a new server for a client and my hardware vendor
> changed my usual hardware profile to use an 800fsb ASUS Mainboard,
> it runs the Intel 865G chipset. I have tried installing 5.1 but it
> cannot see to onboard Ethernet and seems to get upset running the
> mouse when the XF86 server starts up for some reason.
> i have 2 bootable installer discs for 5.1 made from ISO images some
> months ago.
> I had a look at the current HARDWARE.TXT in the first disc and the
> network card is supported so it says"
> "Intel 82562-based Fast Ethernet NICs"
> when i get the prompt during installation to configure network
> connections i only get a sellection of four serial connections PPP &
> SLIP etc. I remember being given a choice of one NIC as well....
> so, does this mean it might be there somewhere? when i run a
> 'netstat -i' i cant see anything that looks like a NIC.  Just serial
> ports etc. I assume this is only running interfaces, correct? what
> should i be looking for?

Do a minimal install, then run

  # pciconf -vl

The output looks something like (showing NICs only):

  rl0@pci0:12:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x032010bd chip=0x813910ec rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
      vendor   = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
      device   = 'RT8139 (A/B/C/8130) Fast Ethernet Adapter'
      class    = network
      subclass = ethernet
  vr0@pci0:18:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x764c1462 chip=0x30651106 rev=0x74 hdr=0x00
      vendor   = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
      device   = 'VT6102 Rhine II PCI Fast Ethernet Controller'
      class    = network
      subclass = ethernet

Show us what you see there.  If you can identify the NIC in the
output, you don't need to show the rest.

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