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Date:      Sat, 9 May 1998 09:40:58 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Julian Elischer <>
To:        Thrawn <>
Cc:        BSD Questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FW: Basic networking
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bd7b50$7021b7e0$0200a8c0@tkk.sdf1net>

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the driver for ne2000 cards is the ed0 driver..
use the '-vc' option during boot to make hte ed0 driver have your
board's port, and irq values.
(don't forget port is specified in hex with leading 0x)


On Sat, 9 May 1998, Thrawn wrote:

> sorry if this got posted twice, my mail progie crashed when I first sent this
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thrawn [] 
> Sent: Saturday, May 09, 1998 9:40 AM
> To: BSD Questions
> Subject: Basic networking
> I have just installed (for the first time, so I would have to be considered a newbie at FreeBSD but I do have a greater amount of knowledge concerning Linux (I know I know, I should switch - well that is what I am attempting to try)  well Im running into a snag, my LinkSys Ether16 (NE2000 compatible device) is not being detected as it should.  here is a clip from the boot messages
> ie0: unknown board_id: a0
> ie0 not found at 0x300
> ep0 not found at 0x300
> ex0 not found
> le0 not found at 0x300
> the first line points that it found the card on ie0, but the board_id is all messed up, if I change around the IRQ's and IO addies I sometimes get differing results for the board_id, but in the end of tring them all I still can not get the device to load.
> Yes, the device is PnP, but I have turned that all off (as linux was having problems with the PnP side for this NIC)
> Any pointers on what is going on here would be great
> Ray Slakinski
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