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Re: supported/unsupported cards. Drivers?
>>Sorry if this is in a faq someplace, I didn't see it.
>didn't see it" ?= "didn't look"
!= "didn't look"
I feel doubly admonished but unanswerd.
I did look. I saw also on my CD's that it is a supported card however when I run dmesg now it shows up as and unknown ethernet device. I am not in front of the machine so I can't give you the exact message. So, my still unanswered question is, now what? What do I do? Can I compile a new kernel that does recognize this card (is the card driver just not in GENERIC)
I really do not want to move 20 boxes to 3.0 just so I can use a gigabit card on one of them. I want to stay with my 2.9 IPF config that works now, and be able to use my SysKonnect card.
>> I am trying to run 2.9 with a SysKonnect gigabit ethernet card. I am
>> wondering if it is possible to install a driver or compile in support
>> for this card. The card is supported (and works) with 3.0 but I want
>> move back to 2.9 because that is what I have on all my other systems.
>> have built kernels before but that is about the extent of my expertise
>> so far.
>looking on the back of my 2.9 cd set, i386: lists
>Gigabit: Intel Pro/1000, SysKonnect, and Alteon-based cards.
>oh, you don't have cd's? then you can check the docs from the ftp site:
>SysKonnect SK-9841/9842/9843/9844 Gigabit Ethernet adapters as being
>and you can always refer to www.openbsd.org, or more specifically
>http://www.openbsd.org/i386.html but that will be specific to the
>current release. since you'll want to be upgrading eventually, maybe
>is the opportune moment.
>also, all the above refers to i386 hardware. substitute your platform
>i386 when determining its hardware support. you didn't specify which
>platform you were running; since OpenBSD runs on a lot of them you need
>please also refer to
>as well as the other sections on that page.
>i've use a syskonnect gigabit card in 3.1; it's in GENERIC for 3.1 i386.
>i don't remember the exact make of the card anymore, but it looked