March 19th, 2002, 02:53 PM
pppoe for freebsd
im running free bsd 4.5 on a 166 mhz with 128MB of ram with a 3com nic 3c905 tx
ive tried every method trying to connect to my sympatico dsl account with no avail. I configured my ppp.conf options.conf etc... i just cant dial out.
Any suggestions would be appreciated...
Last edited by silvertooth; March 19th, 2002 at 03:07 PM.
March 20th, 2002, 01:17 AM
March 23rd, 2002, 12:38 AM
Thanks for your interest in trying to help, actually i found 2 off the suggested sites and still couldnt get it to work. I think my nic is not properly installed.When i do a ifconfig my nic appears as X10
when i try to assign an ip so i can ssh it says X is not a recognizable value etc... but when I compile the KERNEL it shows 3com905b-tx so im clueless at this point. So out of frustration i went to buy a router. So now I just added to the stress.
Last edited by silvertooth; March 23rd, 2002 at 12:42 AM.
March 23rd, 2002, 07:21 AM
Hehe, I had the same problem... it's xl0 "ex-el-zero" not x10.
Also, it's a lower case x, not upper case.
March 23rd, 2002, 11:49 PM
daaaamn dude, that makes a lot more sense. (I SHOULD SLEEP MORE B4 TRYING TO CONFIG LINUX) It even puzzled my friends, now that i know it's x el 0 it should make things easier. But im still keeping my router hehehe
Should i compile my KERNEL with xl0 under DEVICES???
Last edited by silvertooth; March 24th, 2002 at 01:57 AM.
March 24th, 2002, 04:15 AM
>> Should i compile my KERNEL with xl0 under DEVICES?
Unlike most Linux users, when you are a FreeBSD user, you will definitely want to compile a custom kernel for optimization. Though xl0 with 0 is for ISA device. For PCI you only need xl plus other appropriate miibus or so.
March 24th, 2002, 09:02 AM
Really? What happens if I have two 3c905-TX cards?
March 24th, 2002, 02:30 PM
im just curious?? then why does it show xl0 if i dont have any ISA cards in my computer, besides my sound card but i didnt install my sound card.
here's what i get when i do a dmesg|more :
Copyright (c) 1992-2002 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE #2: Sun Mar 24 01:20:49 GMT 2002
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium/P54C (166.61-MHz 586-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x52c Stepping = 12
real memory = 134217728 (131072K bytes)
avail memory = 125894656 (122944K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc04a0000.
Intel Pentium detected, installing workaround for F00F bug
md0: Malloc disk
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
isab0: <Intel 82371SB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX3 ATA controller> port 0x9000-0x900f at device 7.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
pci0: <Trident model 9660 VGA-compatible display device> at 9.0
xl0: <3Com 3c905B-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0x6100-0x617f mem 0xe0410000-0xe041007f irq 11 at device 10.0 on pci0
xl0: Ethernet address: 00:10:5a:99:cf:08
miibus0: <MII bus> on xl0
xlphy0: <3Com internal media interface> on miibus0
xlphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
orm0: <Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
fdc0: <NEC 765 or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/16 bytes threshold
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
ad0: 1916MB <Maxtor 72004 AP> [3893/16/63] at ata0-master WDMA2
acd0: CDROM <MAT****A CR-583> at ata0-slave using PIO3
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
as you can see it detects my 3com as xl0???(its a PCI card!)
I already compiled a custom KERNEL for myself.
I tried everything to try to get online with my sympatico DSL internet but no scripts worked.
so I bought a router, added ifconfig_xl0="DHCP" (rc.conf) and voila my bsd was finally on-line and assigned an ip. So now i have a static ip, no more need for dns2go.
Until I added that value to rc.conf nothing worked, the strange thing was I was able to ping the router and local host with succes.
If you have any suggestions let me no.
March 25th, 2002, 02:35 AM
>> Really? What happens if I have two 3c905-TX cards?
I was referring to the device name in MYKERNEL config file, usually with xl* for PCI card. If you have two identical PCI cards, you'd specify that device name once.
March 25th, 2002, 07:34 AM
Now I must have been the one asleep It totally didn't register that he was talking about compiling a custom kernal, I was still in the 'how do i reference it, etc." mode
March 25th, 2002, 09:52 PM
i was just curious to ask you guys since you guys probably no a little more than i do, what do you think of my configuration? Do you think the method i used is appropriate???