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NAME

ie - "Ethernet device driver"

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Synopsis
Hardware
Diagnostics
Caveats
See Also
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SYNOPSIS

To compile support for the ie driver into your kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file:


.Cd "device ie"

Alternatively, to load the ie driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
if_ie_load="YES"

In /boot/device.hints:
.Cd hint.ie.0.at= "isa"
.Cd hint.ie.0.port= "0x300"
.Cd hint.ie.0.irq= "5"
.Cd hint.ie.0.maddr= "0xd0000"

HARDWARE

The ie driver provides supports the following 8 and 16bit ISA Ethernet cards that are based on the Intel i82586 chip:

  • 3COM 3C507
  • AT&T EN100
  • AT&T Starlan 10
  • AT&T Starlan Fiber
  • Intel EtherExpress 16
  • RACAL Interlan NI5210

DIAGNOSTICS

"ie%d: unknown board type code %d" An i82586 chip was found, but the driver was unable to determine the actual board type during the probe.
"ie%d: kernel configured maddr %x doesn’t match board configured maddr %x" The device probe detected a different maddr than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.
"ie%d: can’t find shared memory" The device probe could not access the shared memory to determine its size.
"ie%d: kernel configured msize %d doesn’t match board configured msize %d" The device probe found a different size for the shared memory than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.
"ie%d: kernel configured irq %d doesn’t match board configured irq %d" The device probe detected that the board is configured for a different interrupt than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.
"ie%d: reset" The Intel i82586 had to be reset by the driver.
"ie%d: transceiver problem" The driver has detected a problem with the Ethernet transceiver. This is usually due to a loose or broken transceiver cable when using an external transceiver. When you experience this problem with an on-card transceiver your card may be incorrectly jumpered for to use an external transceiver. Worst case your on-board transceiver may be broken.
"ie%d: TDR detected an open %d clocks away" The driver detected an open circuit in the Ethernet cable. Check your coax cable and terminator resistors.
"ie%d: TDR detected a short %d clocks away" The driver detected a short circuit in the Ethernet cable. Check your coax cable and terminator resistors.
"ie%d: TDR returned unknown status %x" The driver got an unknown status from the card during the Ethernet cable test.
"ie%d: multicast address setup command failed" The card could not be put into multicast mode.
"ie%d: configure command failed" The card refused to respond correctly during configuration.
"ie%d: individual address setup command failed" The programming of the Ethernet (MAC) address failed.

CAVEATS

The Racal Interlan NI5210 comes in variants with 8 and 16 kbytes of shared memory. It is strongly advisable to use the 16 kbyte variant. You can upgrade your 8 kbyte card to 16 kbyte by adding an additional RAM chip.

SEE ALSO

arp(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

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