Installing driver for an Onboard NIC

Installing driver for an Onboard NIC

Post by Douglas Robinso » Mon, 29 Nov 1999 04:00:00


    I have a little problem. I have installed OpenBSD

(OpenBSD noname 2.5 GENERIC#243 i386) on a old computor

I picked up for nothing. The problem is the NIC fails

at init time. Here are the lines from dmesg:

le0 at isa0 port 0x360-0x377 irq 15 drq 6: NE2100 Ethernet

le0: address 08:00:36:01:db:37

le0: 8 receive buffers, two transmit buffers




le0: controller failed to initialize

le0: controller failed to initialize

Will somebody tell me how to make this sucker


Thanks for your time!


Doug Robinson - Tactical Software


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