|IE(4)||FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual (i386)||IE(4)|
NAMEie — Ethernet device driver
SYNOPSISTo compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file:
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
HARDWAREThe ie driver provides supports the following 8 and 16bit ISA Ethernet cards that are based on the Intel i82586 chip:
- 3COM 3C507
- AT&T EN100
- AT&T Starlan 10
- AT&T Starlan Fiber
- Intel EtherExpress 16
- RACAL Interlan NI5210
- ie%d: unknown board type code %d
- An i82586 chip was found, but the driver was unable to determine the actual board type during the probe.
- ie%d: kernel configured maddr %x doesn't match board configured maddr %x
- The device probe detected a different maddr than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.
- ie%d: can't find shared memory
- The device probe could not access the shared memory to determine its size.
- ie%d: kernel configured msize %d doesn't match board configured msize %d
- The device probe found a different size for the shared memory than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.
- ie%d: kernel configured irq %d doesn't match board configured irq %d
- The device probe detected that the board is configured for a different interrupt than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.
- ie%d: reset
- The Intel i82586 had to be reset by the driver.
- ie%d: transceiver problem
- The driver has detected a problem with the Ethernet transceiver. This is usually due to a loose or broken transceiver cable when using an external transceiver. When you experience this problem with an on-card transceiver your card may be incorrectly jumpered for to use an external transceiver. Worst case your on-board transceiver may be broken.
- ie%d: TDR detected an open %d clocks away
- The driver detected an open circuit in the Ethernet cable. Check your coax cable and terminator resistors.
- ie%d: TDR detected a short %d clocks away
- The driver detected a short circuit in the Ethernet cable. Check your coax cable and terminator resistors.
- ie%d: TDR returned unknown status %x
- The driver got an unknown status from the card during the Ethernet cable test.
- ie%d: multicast address setup command failed
- The card could not be put into multicast mode.
- ie%d: configure command failed
- The card refused to respond correctly during configuration.
- ie%d: individual address setup command failed
- The programming of the Ethernet (MAC) address failed.
AUTHORSThe ie device driver was written by , based on code by and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. 3C507 support was written by . This manual page was written by .
CAVEATSThe Racal Interlan NI5210 comes in variants with 8 and 16 kbytes of shared memory. It is strongly advisable to use the 16 kbyte variant. You can upgrade your 8 kbyte card to 16 kbyte by adding an additional RAM chip.
|July 16, 2005||FreeBSD|