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Old 10th June 2008
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Question FreeBSD 7 on ASUS P5K SE

Hello folks,

I am trying to install FreeBSD 7 (Stable) on my brand new ASUS P5K SE. I have no problems during installation. However, my onboard NIC is not being recognized. According to motherboard's manual, it is a PCIe Gigabit LAN with AI NET2.

When I do a "ifconfig" I only get "lo0" interface showing.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Use pciconf to find out what the hardware is and make certain the kernel has loaded that module. To have the module load on boot add it to /boot/loader.conf. You can search. Here are the various gigabit ethernet drivers in 7.0:
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bce(4) - Broadcom NetXtreme II (BCM5706/BCM5708) PCI/PCIe Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
bge(4) - Broadcom BCM570x/5714/5721/5750/5751/5752/5789 PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
cxgb(4) - Chelsio T3 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
em(4) - Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
lge(4) - Level 1 LXT1001 NetCellerator PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
msk(4) - Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon II Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
mxge(4) - Myricom Myri10GE 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
nge(4) - National Semiconductor PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
sk(4) - SysKonnect SK-984x and SK-982x PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
stge(4) - Sundance/Tamarack TC9021 Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
ti(4) - Alteon Networks Tigon I and Tigon II Gigabit Ethernet driver
vge(4) - VIA Networking Technologies VT6122 PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver
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"PCIe Gigabit LAN with AI NET2" is not very descriptive...

It might be a Marvell 88E8056 or Realtek RTL8110SC... or so my Google searches claim.

Post the output of:
% pciconf -v -l
It might help identify the device further... there is a chance that no driver exists yet.
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I have an Asus P5k and its onboard is age0 (Attansic/Atheros L1 gigabit ethernet) if it is the same you will need to dl the patch or get 7.0 current to get it to work.

http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Li.../msg00696.html
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I have the same board and just popped in a second NIC (rl0 cards are lovely.) As far as I know, the Attansic drivers are pretty much alpha (they work, but with poor performance)

How is performance with it on your box pickup?
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The driver has worked fine for me. I do not have another gigabit card to see any large limitations though. FTPing on my LAN is a bit slower than it was with my older computer possibly, but of little consequence to me as I am just happy not to have to go and buy a NIC for those newfangled slots as i have half a dozen old style ones i cannot use now LOL
The only problem i have hit with the MB is with the USB. So far I have found through messing with BIOS settings the choice of no keyboard during the boot menu (kinda important for dual booting LOL) or having to re-plug in the keyboard and mouse after starting Freebsd, Damned if i do damned if i don't
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Hmmm, I think I had the same problem with my mouse (KB is PS/2.) Turning off Legacy USB support is what fixed it for me.

And the card I threw in is just a PCI card The board has a couple of open regular PCI ones, in addition to the PCI-e x16 and the x1 (which I've heard FreeBSD has limited support for anyways.)

Thanks for the reply, I'm going to have to give the age0 driver a try now
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"PCIe Gigabit LAN with AI NET2" is not very descriptive...

It might be a Marvell 88E8056 or Realtek RTL8110SC... or so my Google searches claim.

Post the output of:
% pciconf -v -l
It might help identify the device further... there is a chance that no driver exists yet.
This is the relevant part of the output you've asked for:

none2@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x82261043 chip=0x10481969 rev=0xb0 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Attansic (Now owned by Atheros)'
device = 'L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Controller'
class = network
subclass = ethernet

Even though I updated and compiled the kernel using tag=RELENG_7_0, driver is not loading the NIC.

Any ideas?
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You would need RELENG_7 (current) to get "age" it is probably easier(and safer) to just get the patch and use it.
http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/age/ <---read the README and follow it. (you want "age.7.0R.diff" and the other .c and .h files)

Nirbo-- yes the "legacy" BIOS change is my way of switching between the no KB at boot choice but at login or keyboard at boot choice and manually plugin the USB devices after boot to have use at login.
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Default Tried with RELENG_7...

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You would need RELENG_7 (current) to get "age" it is probably easier(and safer) to just get the patch and use it.
http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/age/ <---read the README and follow it. (you want "age.7.0R.diff" and the other .c and .h files)

Nirbo-- yes the "legacy" BIOS change is my way of switching between the no KB at boot choice but at login or keyboard at boot choice and manually plugin the USB devices after boot to have use at login.
But didn't work. Still getting:

none2@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x82261043 chip=0x10481969 rev=0xb0 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Attansic (Now owned by Atheros)'
device = 'L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Controller'
class = network
subclass = ethernet

Is there a module I should enable on my kernel configuration file to get this working?

Thanks a lot for the patience.
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Did you?

4. After reboot, login as root and load if_age.ko kernel module
and configure it.
#kldload if_age
#ifconfig age0 inet x.x.x.x netmask y.y.y.y

as it says in the README?
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I also had some problems with the NIC on P5K mainboards, P5KPL-* family to be exact.
I never looked into it, usually when something doesn't work with the GENERIC kernel it means it's not supported...
Using a PCI NIC proved to be a pretty good solution for me...
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