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Re: problem with vr0

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 01:21:55 -0500
Mail-followup-to: bugs@crater.dragonflybsd.org, dillon@apollo.backplane.com

On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 05:00:57PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 06:29:46PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>> I don't see 'polling' there. I have a linksys card in there, but really
>> need that pci for a scsi (scanner) card.

okay, thanks. I did cvsup from stable, upto and including:
2005/01/25 16:55:44 PST
and added that to KERNCONF=MYKERNEL

>After booting the kernel, you should have a new tree kern.polling to
>activate and tune the configuration. First of all kern.polling.enable=1
>starts the whole beasts :)

I put kern.polling.enable=1 in /etc/rc.conf but have the feeling it
belongs elsewhere...

in any event, after bootup on the console I get:

vr0: watchdog timeout
vr0 inits don't seem to be working, emergency switch to polling
if_vr0 forced polling on
vr0: watchdog timeout
vr0: watchdog timeout
vr0: watchdog timeout
vr0: watchdog timeout

So I guess polling is on, vr0 is set to come up via DHCP but I get,
effectively, the same thing:

        inet6 fe80::230:1bff:feb4:99a8%vr0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3 
        inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
        ether 00:30:1b:b4:99:a8
        media: Ethernet none (10baseT/UTP)
        status: active

I still get lights on the interface and that cat-5 works on the box I'm
using now.

>Otherwise the general advise, if possible, just add a PCI NIC. vr(4) is
>the worst crap EVER created. Yes, it is still a worse than Realtek.

Well for a (presumably) unrelated bios issue. My preliminary contact
with zipzoomfly said they would accept a return. Whooho!

So I think I'll be going with the Shuttle SN85G4 v3 which has
Realtek 8201BL and requires an AGP card of my own choosing...

BTW - should this, in syslog.conf work, after touch /var/log/console.log ;
chmod 600 /var/log/console.log??

console.info                                    /var/log/console.log

I wasn't able to log the watchdog console messages.

Is there anything else I can try or report on this board?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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