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Date:      Thu, 12 Sep 1996 08:48:24 +0200 (MET DST)
From: (Greg Lehey)
To: (Ing. Alfredo Patron Schacht)
Cc: (FreeBSD Questions)
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 writes:
> 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.

OK, I'll bite.  How about some information?  The only information
you've (unwittingly) given here is that the system isn't recognizing
your board.  lo0 is the loopback interface, and lp0 is the parallel
port interface, so if that's all you have the machine isn't finding
your board.  How about:

- What kind of board are you trying to configure?
- How is it set up?
- Have you checked that the generic kernel will recognize the board?
- Have you checked that the generic kernel will recognize the board
  with these settings?
- Have you tried reconfiguring at boot?
- Do you get any error messages at boot time?
- What system do you have?
- What other boards do you have in the machine?
- Do you have evidence that your board is functional?

That'll do for a start.  But don't ask people to guess what your
problem is when you have information which will make it easier.  It'll
also improve the likelihood that you get an answer.  Don't rely on me
to supply it.


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