Subject: Re: 3C509 problem
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.org>
From: Paul Kouwelas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/19/2004 21:44:44
I had several of them in use under 1.6ish NetBSD, and had problems with them
initially. First thing, not only under NetBSD but other Operating Systems
like FreeBSD or Linux is: Disable Plug and Play with the dosbased
configuration utility you can download from 3Com's website.
Second, depending on your mainboard and its bios implementation you may have
to fiddle with its bios settings to reserve the IRQ (in your case 10)
exclusively for the 3com nic. You may also have to choose something like:
Plug&Play Operating System installed: yes/no enabled/disabled somewhere in
the bios. Or go the other way around, leave it at plug&play, and try to let
NetBSD make things right via isa plug&play, but i never did it this way, and
don't know of anyone having success with this card using this method under
*BSD or Linux.