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Date:      Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:19:32 -0700
From:      Kevin Oberman <rkoberman@gmail.com>
To:        "O. Hartmann" <ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Cc:        FreeBSD CURRENT <freebsd-current@freebsd.org>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: 11.0-CURRENT and Lenovo ThinkPad E540: No LAN, no WiFI
Message-ID:  <CAN6yY1vP-CCOy8aWp8m1z2ijkRH5pm-UeXKf9i-QKf4jesCKUA@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20140915233833.5bdd0725.ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
References:  <20140915233833.5bdd0725.ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>

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On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM, O. Hartmann <ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
wrote:

>
> Trying to install and run FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT
> (FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-amd64-20140903-r270990-memstick.img) on a new Lenovo
> E540 notebook
> fails in activating the NIC (Realtek RTL8111/8168B, driver re[0]). The NIC
> shows up as
> active and with carrier when issuing "ifconfig re0".
>
> From a desktop machine, I tried to ping the system in question and I get a
> result with
> missing packets:
>
> ping: sendto: Host is down
> ping: sendto: Host is down
> ping: sendto: Host is down
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=26 ttl=64 time=0.114 ms
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=41 ttl=64 time=0.130 ms
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=60 ttl=64 time=0.119 ms
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=80 ttl=64 time=0.119 ms
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=100 ttl=64 time=0.105 ms
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=116 ttl=64 time=0.135 ms
> 64 bytes from 192.168.0.130: icmp_seq=136 ttl=64 time=0.091 ms
>
> DHCP configuration fails, since no DHCP offer is discovered.
>
> I swapped the switches, the cabling and I had always the same results. I
> used another
> Laptop, Dell Latitude E6510 with the same configuration (/etc/rc.conf) and
> that system
> gets DHCP offer and is online.
>
> Since the notebook is brandnew, the last thing I'll "suspect" is a
> defective NIC, so I'll
> ask whether this phenomenon is known - or, if not, the results
> definititely would
> indicate a broken NIC.
>
> Another point is the WiFI adaptor. This notebook is supposed to have a
> WiFi NIC, but it
> doesn't get revealed by FreeBSD (I tried iwn/iwi without success).
>
> pciconf output below, sorry for the messy shape, it is a copy-and-paste
> from that immature
> vt() terminal.
>
> Has anyone successfully installed that type of Notebook with FreeBSD
> CURRENT using NIC
> and Wifi?
>
> Please CC me.
>
>
> Regards
> oh
>
>
> [...]
>
> none1@pci0:3:0:0:       class=0xff0000 card=0x502817aa chip=0x522710ec
> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>
>
>     vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
>
>
>     bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xf1e00000, size 4096, enabled
>
>
>     cap 01[40] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current D0
>
>
>     cap 05[50] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit
>
>
>     cap 10[70] = PCI-Express 2 endpoint max data 128(128) link x1(x1)
>
>
>                  speed 2.5(2.5) ASPM L0s/L1(L0s/L1)
>
>
>     ecap 0001[100] = AER 2 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 0 corrected
>
>
>     ecap 0003[140] = Serial 1 00000001004ce000
>
>
> re0@pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x502817aa chip=0x816810ec rev=0x10
> hdr=0x00
>
>
>     subclass   = ethernet
>
>
>     cap 01[40] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current
> D0
> di sabled(L0s/L1)
>
>
>     cap 11[b0] = MSI-X supports 4 messages, enabled
>
>     ecap 0001[100] = AER 2 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 4 corrected
>
>
>
>     ecap 001e[178] = unknown 1
>
>
>     class      = network
>
>
>     cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit
>
>
>     ecap 0003[140] = Serial 1 ac7ba1ffffa06fd6
>

I can't comment on the WiFi, I have little Asus box using an 8111/8168B and
it works fine with the driver in 10.1-BETA. The driver in 10.0 recognizes
the device, but did not work. I do notice that your NIC has a rev of 0x10
while mine is 0x0c.
--
Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired



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