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Old 10-05-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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I have installed freebsd 4.10. The install did not find my network card, I thought it would have some issues as this is new hardware. I did some googling around and found out that i need a device sk loaded, I can not find out how to loaded it.
Is there something like modconf or modprobe for bsd?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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The sk(4) driver has existed since FreeBSD 3.0 and is compiled into the kernel by default. a) Are you really sure that your card is not detected? b) If so, are you really sure that your card fits the description as a supported device by the sk(4) driver?

Note that on BSD operating systems (and most UNIX-derived OSs), network interfaces are enumerated by their driver name, not by a generic term like "eth0". Your NIC will show up as sk0. If you do ifconfig -a you should be able to see data about it.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
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On debian i had to compile a new kernel to get my network card working. It is labled as a 3COM 3C940 controller, but you can use the syskonnect driver because they made the chip for 3com. From what I understand all drivers are in the freebsd kernel, are they compiled as modules or are they compiled into the kernel?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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In the past they've always been compiled into the kernel, but I understand that there's a movement to make as many things as possible into loadable modules. I don't know which (if any) network drivers have been converted to modules yet.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:47 PM   #5
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If I boot the system and run "dhclient sk0" it works, I looked in the handbook and found out how to set DHCP automaticly when it boots, but it did not work.
I searched on google and found out that freeBSD 5.2.1 had some updates to the sk module because it missbehaves with DHCP. I installed 5.2.1 and the installer found my network card and it ask me if I wanted DHCP, and I said yes. After the install i rebooted and I can ping my router, so i tried to ping google.com but it did not resolve the name. I could ping the nameservers address, and on another machine i could ping google.com.
With the ip that the other machine resolved when I ping google was pingable on the bsd box.
Any ideas on how to get it working.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:37 PM   #6
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I decided to reinstall, it came up with errors when I was installing packages. So i redownloaded the 5.2.1 iso and burned it, and it now it works.
I will be trying to update the ports so i can try xorg, so I hope for a good update.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 09:30 PM   #7
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I did the xorg update when I ran 5.2.1 -- if you follow the directions in the mailing list announcement it will be smooth sailing. I couldn't believe how smooth it went. Good luck.
 
  


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