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Date:      Wed, 7 Oct 1998 13:11:46 +0930
From:      Greg Lehey <>
To:        BIGPOND <>, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: 3Com 3C905 TX Support
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bdf16f$9ae673e0$>; from BIGPOND on Wed, Oct 07, 1998 at 07:23:47AM +1000
References:  <000001bdf16f$9ae673e0$>

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On Wednesday,  7 October 1998 at  7:23:47 +1000, BIGPOND wrote:
> Hello Sports Fans,
> Could someone help me with my home install of BSD 2.2.7
> I am not the greatest BSDer but, I have configured a kernel for the GENERIC
> to weed out drivers and other unwanted interface definitions like a second
> serial port etc that are not required on my Dell XPS P200 PCI.
> I have a problem talking to my 3Com 3C905 PCI  ether card.
> The kernel finds the PCI device at 0:15 class=(ethernet), but no driver has
> been assigned.
> I have been through the list of supported cards, 3Com 3C90x is supported but
> LINT reports no specific driver for this card.
> I have tried vx0 and others and I have included pnp0 to map any plug and
> play with no success.
> Has anyone any ideas?

Forgive me if I seem impatient, but this is the third time in the last
48 hours that I have answered this question to this list.  IIRC, the
messages all had the text "3C905 TX" in them.  Couldn't you have read
one of those answers?

Anyway, here's the last one:

> On Sunday,  4 October 1998 at 21:14:22 -0700, iyengar wrote:
>> FreeBSD cannot find the device "ep0" at the address location
>> given. I have doublechecked the hex # to be correct. Can someone
>> please tell me how to take care of this one? Is there any patch I
>> can download that will support my 3com card?
> Considering it's not supported, you shouldn't be very surprised by
> this result.  ISTR that somebody's working on it, though...  Here we
> go (from the 3.0-BETA /sys/i386/conf/LINT file):
> # The `xl' driver provides support for the 3Com 3c900, 3c905 and
> # 3c905B (Fast) Etherlink XL cards and integrated controllers. This
> # includes the integrated 3c905B-TX chips in certain Dell Optiplex and
> # Dell Precision desktop machines and the integrated 3c905-TX chips
> # in Dell Latitude laptop docking stations.
> 3.0 is due for release at the end of next week.

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