Subject: Re: IBM thinkpad and 3COM 3c589 ethernet card
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Eriksson T/N <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/1996 12:25:30
[Sorry to reply to my own article. I've made further observations,
which I think I should share with you. Arguably, I should have made
more research before my first mail. :-)]

> I have installed NetBSD-current from 960413 on an IBM 760CD thinkpad.
> I am trying to get a 3com ethernet pcmcia card (3c589c) to work in the
> machine. I have added John Kohl's pcmcia patches from 960415 (they
> applied cleanly).
> [...]
> But unfortunately it doesn't work (never gets any packets out on the
> wire). Also, the LED on the RJ-45 connector never lights up, which I
> guess indicates that the interface isn't really up. It lights up when
> I test the card from DOS.

I just saw that the LED actually _does_ light up during boot, but it
goes dark when ifconfig is run. I've repeated this when booting single

(I also built a customized kernel, without the extra pcmcia cards (ep0
and com3) which are in the PCMCIA config file. I then got rid of the
two "bus_config failed 19" messages which the PCMCIA kernel printed on
Michael Eriksson <>