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Date:      Thu, 22 Feb 2007 21:39:05 -0500
From:      Jesse Sheidlower <jester@panix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: em0 invalid checksum on new T60
Message-ID:  <20070223023905.GA29558@panix.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070222053619.GA24340@panix.com>
References:  <20070222053619.GA24340@panix.com>

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On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 12:36:19AM -0500, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> 
> I just got my new ThinkPad T60 and have been installing merrily
> away. So far most things have worked fine, though I still have 
> lots to do and will no doubt have a few more questions.
> 
> A big one right off the start, though, is that my Ethernet card
> is not working. On boot I get this:
> 
> ---
> em0: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection Version - 6.2.9> port 0x3000-0x301f mem 0xee000000-0xee01ffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci2
> em0: The EEPROM Checksum Is Not Valid
> em0: Unable to initialize the hardware
> device_attach: em0 attach returned 5
> ---

(Self-reporting here--I did some more searching, and found
comments about the need to plug in a working Ethernet cable
before booting.  I did this, and now it seems to be working
fine, even when later rebooting without a cable.)

Jesse Sheidlower



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