Subject: Re: ISA (?) ethernet problem
To: Micah R Ledbetter <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/08/2005 09:18:03
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On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 12:56:12AM -0600, Micah R Ledbetter wrote:
> I have acquired a Compaq LTE 5150 laptop and docking station. It works (e=
xcept for the battery, but supposedly that's easily fixable), and I can boo=
t tomsrtbt (linux) or the netbsd floppy installer - no cdrom for the moment=
> Linux can see the network interface just fine, and I have successfully tr=
ansferred something over it... it detects it as an NE2000. NetBSD, however,=
 doesn't see anything in 'ifconfig ne0' or 'ifconfig ne1'. I believe that t=
he card is over an ISA bus. If I'm just missing something obvious, please t=
ell me; netbsd is not very familiar territory.=20

What does ifconfig -a say?  It might be accessed through isapnp, in which
case it would appear as ne2 (because ne0 and ne1 are hard-coded plain ISA

In case ne2 doesn't exist either, you might want to have a look at the
kernel output.  From the INSTALL floppies, you go the Utilities menu,
then launch /bin/sh.  You cd to /kern and do 'more msgbuf'.  Page through
the garbage with space until you reach the dmesg output, which will
probably tell you more on the issue.

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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