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Date:      Wed, 11 Sep 1996 19:04:16 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb>
To: (Ing. Alfredo Patron Schacht)
Subject:   Re: Problem
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Ing. Alfredo Patron Schacht" at Sep 11, 96 08:30:25 pm

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Ing. Alfredo Patron Schacht wrote:
> Dear sirs I have a problem configuring a 3com ethernet card to my pc using
> FreeBsd 2.1
> I have to interfaces lo0 and lp0
> What I know is that the card is lp0
> Please help me with this matter.

	neither lo0 or lp0 is a 3com ethernet card.
	lo0 is the "loopback" interface.  every installation has one
		it is not a physical card, but rather a data path
		that FreeBSD uses to talk to itself
	lp0 is your parallel port, sometimes called a printer port

	what you want to see is one of these

	ep0  3com 3c509
	ie0  3com 3c507
	el0  3com 3c501

	if you have a 3c509 that FreeBSD does not see.
	use your 3com config diskette to disable plug-n-pray
	on that card.  note the irq and the i/o port addr
	you may have to boot with a "-c" flag and config the  kernel
	to see the card.

Jonathan M. Bresler           FreeBSD Postmaster             jmb@FreeBSD.ORG
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