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Date:      Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:52:36 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        William Gordon Rutherdale <will.rutherdale@utoronto.ca>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Cannot get ethernet off the ground
Message-ID:  <20090111165235.GA62524@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
In-Reply-To: <49694724.6090705@utoronto.ca>
References:  <4968EDAF.40108@utoronto.ca> <3a142e750901101153x66d0099dxa871dce07df32175@mail.gmail.com> <49694724.6090705@utoronto.ca>

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On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 08:11:00PM -0500, William Gordon Rutherdale wrote:
> I have to use paper-sneakernet because
> - no network connectivity yet
> - tried plugging in a memory stick; it flashed but nothing showed up=20
> with the 'mount' command
>=20
> Here are the last two entries from the 'pciconf -lv' command, which look=
=20
> relevant to the problem.  I had to write them down on paper and walk=20
> over to this room to type them.  Please pardon any typos:
>=20
> none2@pci0:2:0:0: class=3D0x020000 card=3D0x2abf103c chip=3D0x816810ec=20
> rev=3D0x02 hdr=3D0x00
>     vendor          =3D 'Realtek Semiconductor'
>     device          =3D 'RTL 8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
>     class           =3D network
>     subclass        =3D ethernet

There seems to have been some breakage of the re(4) and rl(4) drivers in
the 7.1 release cycle. See [http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=3D13=
0011]

You should try to get the files mentioned in the abovementioned link on
your machine, and rebuild your kernel.

Roland
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R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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