Subject: Multiple network cards with GENERIC kernel
To: '' <>
From: Laurence Brockman <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/26/2001 11:56:32
I've now got an alpha machine running with NetBSD 1.5.1 release going...
It's got a built on tulip card that working (once I added media 100baseTX to
the /etc/iifconfig.de0 file). Now, my problem is: I need two network cards.
So I've put in a 3c905 TX card and no dice. It doesn't show up in dmesg on
boot (Like card isn't being detected). I'm wondering if there is something I
should be doing. I can't configure card via ifconfig of course because the
driver for the card hasn't loaded on boot. Card is getting power and has a
link light on the back.

I'm fairly new to Alpha and I'm wondering if I'm over looking something
simple? If this is a FAQ, then please just point me in the right direction
and I'll be off :)


Laurence Brockman
Unix Administrator
Shaw CableSystems G.P.
(780) 486-6527