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dc NIC code broken in 3.5 ?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: dc NIC code broken in 3.5 ?
- From: "David A." <mogwaier_(_at_)_hotmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 13:51:18 +0200
Last weekend I decided to upgrade my i386 3.3 fw-box to 3.5. I read that I
hade to do a re-install, fine. I only use it as a personal firewall/NAT and
security toy so I only backed up som /etc-files.
I downloaded floppy35.fs, installed, initiated networking during install
using DHCP, downloaded install module via FTP and so on.
However, when install was complete, and i type "reboot" at the
"Congratulations"-message, system hangs.
I reboot the hard way (big power on/off switch). Upon booting and reaching
"DHClient"-startup messsage machine freezes.
I searched the web and found these;
They all seem to be related. When I yank the two dc-"Davicom"-cards out and
the box boots normally.
When I insert an old ISA-NIC DHCP works. Box freeces when I try to boot with
either of the dc-NIC's plugged in.
It seems dc-NIC-code in 3.5 is seriously broken.
Since there already are several dc-NIC-related bugreports I don't attach any
dmesg or file another report. I post here because I want to know the status
of the bug and if anyone knows if a fixed snapshot will be avalible soon?
Since I'm not that much of a driver-hacker I guess I have to install 3.4
until problem is solved.
This is my first post on this list since it is my first major problem with
OpenBSD. ( I hope hotmail doesn't mess up the mail...)
Since this seems to be an already known issue. Perhaps some kind of warning
should be posted at www.openbsd.org's upgrade/install-page informing people
with dc-nics that upgrading to 3.5 might result in a unusable system. I know
it would have saved me some hours.
Imagine a first-time user trying OpenBSD and after a successfull
installation the system hangs, not a very nice first impression of a good
Anyhow - thanks for a great OS and pardon my english.
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