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Re: sis problem, 3.6
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: sis problem, 3.6
- From: sebastian_(_dot_)_rother_(_at_)_jpberlin_(_dot_)_de
- Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 09:43:26 +0200 (CEST)
> So I picked up a brand new Walmart (Microtel) US$199 computer for an
> inexpensive system to build file systems for several Soekris boxes. I
> replaced the Linux HD with another HD from a working OpenBSD 3.6 install.
> I'm having some odd problems with the sis driver, I can't get any network
> traffic to traverse the interface, unless I put it into promiscous mode.
> I'm wondering if it has something to do with an interupt conflict, below
> is the dmesg from the system.
> The system actually quit responding for awhile, but it just started
> responding again.
> $ ifconfig sis0
> sis0: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> address: 00:0b:6a:c5:df:b8
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX)
> status: active
> inet xxx.yyy.zzz.197 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast xxx.yyy.zzz.255
> inet6 fe80::20b:6aff:fec5:dfb8%sis0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> There doesn't appear that a lot has changed in the sis driver between 3.6
> and 3.7.
I had bad experiences with SiS (also Chipsets (OpenBSD and even Linux wont
boot)) so maybe the fastest solution is: Go to a shop near to you and buy
another 10/100Mbit Card for 3USD (Mostly a rl). I don't know if the rl
performs as good as the sis but rl works ok and sis did not (at my old
Maybe you can get an "old" 3COM 10/100 Mbit cards from a second hand shop
or a company wich buy new Computers. I had the luck that a company I know
bought ne PCs (to replace their P2 333Mhz...) and I was allowed to get the
old PCs for free. And they all included a 3COM NIC (ok, just one had a
Just my experiences with my own sis0... :)
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