ifconfig on re0 panics Toshiba Satellite M115-S3094 with RealTek 8101E chipset

Joe Talbott josepht at cstone.net
Sun Dec 10 13:11:31 PST 2006

On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 12:10:38PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     The shifted MAC address is a clear sign of problems.  It sounds
>     like the RE driver is not accessing the RE hardware's EEPROM 
>     correctly.  That could also account for the parity error NMI,
>     since PCI bus accesses are parity checked.  It sounds like the
>     driver is not properly recognizing the device.
>     Here's a question... I assume the Laptop has a CDROM drive.  If
>     you boot a FreeBSD CD.. one of the newer ones that can give you
>     a live shell prompt without having to install FreeBSD, does FreeBSD
>     recognize the RE device and can you ifconfig it up?  Is the MAC
>     address shifted?

FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE doesn't recognize the re(4) device.  A snapshot of
FreeBSD 7-CURRENT doesn't finish booting, it looks like it hangs in
the video probe or there abouts.

FreeBSD has the 8101E in their rl(4) driver.


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