Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Sat, 6 May 1995 10:35:07 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chuck Robey <>
To:        Jeff Haynes <>
Subject:   Re: Driver for SMC Ultra ethernet card.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Fri, 5 May 1995, Jeff Haynes wrote:

> I am trying to get an SMC elite ultra working in FreeBSD. I assumed that
> I am supposed to use the ed0 driver, but upon boot up I get a message that
> says "failed to clear shared memory at c8000 - check configuration".
> I have the config on the card set to irq 10 io base 280 iomem c8000.
> The SMC "ezstart" utility shows the adapter type as 8216T. What driver
> do I use for this card? If it is ed0, any suggestions on what might
> be wrong?
> Thanks
> -- 
> Jeff Haynes
> http:/

You don't say whether you've made a custom kernel.  Did you know that all 
devices have default addresses?  Try looking at 
/usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC for a list of what's been compiled into 
the GENERIC kernel.  You can always change this by using the -c option 
when booting, but a better method (so I feel) is to gen yourself up a custom
kernel, with the address at c8000, instead of the default d8000.

Chuck Robey                 | Interests include any kind of voice or data          | communications topic, C programming, and Unix.
7608 Topton St.             |
New Carrollton, MD 20784    | I run Journey2 (Freebsd 2.0) and n3lxx
(301) 459-2316              | (FreeBSD and am I happy!

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>