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Re: wm0 not connecting

Hello Ian.

(2013/06/12 2:08), Ian D. Leroux wrote:
> This is probably a case of PEBKAC, but I'm not sure how to debug it...
> I have a laptop (Thinkpad X201) running amd64 current from about
> mid-March.  Wireless networking with iwn0 works.  The (custom) kernel
> config includes a device configuration line for wm0, and wm0 is listed
> both in dmesg and in the output of ifconfig.  However, connecting a
> cable to the laptop's Ethernet port does not give me a network
> connection.  The blinkenlights on the adapter blink merrily away, but
> ifconfig reports <... SIMPLEX ...>
> ...
> media: Ethenet none (none)

 Could you show me the dmesg of the wm and the phy?

> ...
> and dhcpcd falls back to a self-assigned link-local address in 169.x.x.x
> (that was transcribed from memory; I'll try to get a complete
> transcript).
> The hardware is functioning, since I can connect without problems
> through the same Ethernet port when running another OS (the laptop
> dual-boots to Windows 7). I don't think it's specific to the network's
> configuration, since I've seen the same problem on two different,
> independently administered networks.
> Unfortunately, I've been mostly using the wireless card for the last
> couple of years, so the last time I can be sure that wm0 worked was in
> 2011.
> Does any of this ring any bells?  Are there any obvious or non-obvious
> configuration switches in the kernel config or in /etc that would
> cripple wm0 in this way?  Are any of the recent changes to if_wm.c
> pertinent?
> Thanks for any assistance,
> --

                SAITOH Masanobu (

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