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Hi, I'm newbie to FreeBSD. I decided to use it for my home web server. Everything looks fine except that I can't get the NICs working. I'm using an old ...
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    Problem with 3com 3cR990-TX-97 card


    Hi,

    I'm newbie to FreeBSD. I decided to use it for my home web server. Everything looks fine except that I can't get the NICs working.

    I'm using an old Pentium III rig. The MB is 440BX based. There are 2 3com 3cR990-TX-97 NICs which work fine under Windows or Linux(FC.

    Here is what I get during boot :
    txp0: <3Com 3cR990-TX-97 Etherlink with 3XP Processor> port 0x1400-0x147f mem 0x58000000-0x5803ffff irq 11 at device 14.0 on pci0
    txp0: not waiting for boot
    device_attach: txp0 attach returned -1
    txp1: <3Com 3cR990-TX-97 Etherlink with 3XP Processor> port 0x1000-0x107f mem 0x43000000-0x4303ffff irq 11 at device 15.0 on pci0
    txp1: not waiting for boot
    device_attach: txp1 attach returned -1



    and here is what I get from pciconf :
    ...
    txp0@pci0:0:14:0: class=0x020000 card=0x990310b7 chip=0x990310b7 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor = '3COM Corp, Networking Division'
    device = '3CR990-TX-97 EtherLink 10/100 PCI with 3XP Processor'
    class = network
    subclass = ethernet
    txp1@pci0:0:15:0: class=0x020000 card=0x990310b7 chip=0x990310b7 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor = '3COM Corp, Networking Division'
    device = '3CR990-TX-97 EtherLink 10/100 PCI with 3XP Processor'
    class = network
    subclass = ethernet
    ...


    I looked for information over the net but I found only one thread about a similar problem. Unfortunately no solution was given. The thread in question is:
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    Does anyone have any idea what might be causing that?

    Thanks in advance!

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    There was some firmware issues & also some applied patch, but about 2.5 years ago.
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