Bug #1356

Xircom cardbus NIC (dc0) not working in 2.2.1

Added by t_dfbsd about 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Description

With a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop and a Xircom cardbus card, I cannot
connect to anything on the network. DHCP will not assign an address
to the card and it won't connect if I manually configure the address
either. This card was working in DF 2.0. As you can see from the
attached dmesg, I get several "livelock messages" when this interface
is config'ed in rc.conf and I get the "dc0: watchdog timeout" message
every 5 seconds. The xl0 built-in interface on the laptop works fine.
Note that if I boot the latop without the card and then insert it, I
immediately get the message "intr 10 at 40001/40000 hz, livelocked
limit engaged!"

I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm the only one that uses this
silly card with DFly. Are you guys trying to tell me I should toss it
and buy a decent card? :-)

Tim

dmesg.txt Magnifier (6.93 KB) t_dfbsd, 05/03/2009 09:31 PM

History

#1 Updated by sepherosa about 5 years ago

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Tim Darby <> wrote:
> With a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop and a Xircom cardbus card, I cannot
> connect to anything on the network. DHCP will not assign an address
> to the card and it won't connect if I manually configure the address
> either. This card was working in DF 2.0. As you can see from the
> attached dmesg, I get several "livelock messages" when this interface
> is config'ed in rc.conf and I get the "dc0: watchdog timeout" message
> every 5 seconds. The xl0 built-in interface on the laptop works fine.
> Note that if I boot the latop without the card and then insert it, I
> immediately get the message "intr 10 at 40001/40000 hz, livelocked
> limit engaged!"
>
> I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm the only one that uses this
> silly card with DFly. Are you guys trying to tell me I should toss it
> and buy a decent card? :-)

It is probably not NIC related. Did you try disabling ACPI?

Best Regards,
sephe

#2 Updated by t_dfbsd about 5 years ago

ACPI is the culprit.  I've always had success using this card with
ACPI enabled, including under 2.0, so it didn't even occur to me to
disable it.  So something between 2.0 and 2.2 broke it, FYI.  Thanks!

Tim

On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Sepherosa Ziehau (via DragonFly issue
tracker) <> wrote:
>
> Sepherosa Ziehau <> added the comment:
>
> On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Tim Darby <> wrote:
> > With a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop and a Xircom cardbus card, I cannot
> > connect to anything on the network.  DHCP will not assign an address
> > to the card and it won't connect if I manually configure the address
> > either.  This card was working in DF 2.0.  As you can see from the
> > attached dmesg, I get several "livelock messages" when this interface
> > is config'ed in rc.conf and I get the "dc0: watchdog timeout" message
> > every 5 seconds.  The xl0 built-in interface on the laptop works fine.
> >  Note that if I boot the latop without the card and then insert it, I
> > immediately get the message "intr 10 at 40001/40000 hz, livelocked
> > limit engaged!"
> >
> > I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm the only one that uses this
> > silly card with DFly.  Are you guys trying to tell me I should toss it
> > and buy a decent card? :-)
>
> It is probably not NIC related.  Did you try disabling ACPI?
>
> Best Regards,
> sephe
>
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#3 Updated by t_dfbsd over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

I no longer have the hardware to test this. I guess you can close this if you want.

#4 Updated by swildner over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (0)

Closed per submitter's request.

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