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Date:      Sun, 18 Jun 2000 00:29:58 -0600
From:      Warner Losh <>
To:        Sean Eric Fagan <>
Cc:        mobile@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Laptops are too much black magic :( 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 17 Jun 2000 22:00:43 PDT." <> 
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In message <> Sean Eric Fagan writes:
: I bought a new PCMCIA ethercard; after talking with Warner, I got a D-Link
: DFE-650 (why does anyone make a 100Mbps PCMCIA card?  It seems like a
: waste...), and just haven't been able to get it to work.

Strangely, this is the card I use.

: I'm running 4.0-RELEASE.  I have "device ed" in my kernel config file.  When I
: insert the card, however, I get:
: 	Found existing driver (ed0) for D-Link
: 	Using I/O addr 0x300, size 32
: 	Setting config reg at offs 0x400 to 0x60, Reset time = 50 ms
: 	Assigning I/O window 0, start 0x300, size 0x20 flags 0x5
: 	Jun 15 20:32:00 laptop /kernel.stable: ed0 at port 0x300-0x31f irq 11 slot 0 onpccard0
: 	Jun 15 20:32:00 laptop /kernel.stable: ed0: address 01:d1:ff:04:d1:ff, type NE2000 (16 bit)
: 	Assign ed0, io 0x300-0x31f, mem 0x0, 0 bytes, irq 11, flags 10
: 	Jun 15 20:32:00 laptop pccard:ed0: D-Link DFE-650 inserted
: 	Jun 15 20:32:20 laptop /kernel.stable: ed0: device timeout

I think there are two problems here.  First, irq 11 isn't a good
interrupt for you.  Well, given the strangeness in the ethernet
address, that should be fixed first.

: In particular, note the MAC address for the card:  three different cards have
: presented the same MAC address; therefore, I'm fairly certain it's wrong :).

Paul Saab just committed a fix that might help...  I doubt it, but you
might give it a try.

ed0 at port 0x240-0x25f irq 11 slot 0 on pccard0
ed0: address 00:80:c8:8e:5c:55, type Linksys (16 bit) 

is what I get.  Maybe it will help since it is a linksys related fix.

: The machine is an HP OmniBook 4100.  I suppose it's possible that it just
: won't work with it, but that seems unlikely, I think.  But it's possible.  (I
: currently have a 3com card that is falling apart -- it won't work unless the
: dongle attachment is at an angle that looks like about 4 or 5 o'clock -- and
: if it dies, I'm without networking at home.)

Then the irq is likely good and the other issue is likely the problem.


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