Computer won’t recognize ethernet cable, won’t connect to web. Cable good, works on other machine

In it’s previous incarnation as a windows laptop it was assigned a fixed IP address i believe.

Looking in ifconfig it look ok to me (hahaha?)

Does “ifconfig” show an em0 device?

Errrrrr…no, it’s not there,

see, just as well i asked…

Maybe the ethernet card is not supported by FreeBSD? Or did it work with an older version of NomadBSD?

assuming it’s real you can use win’s .sys driver for ethernet driver with ndis… but at the moment i don’t believe it. Please paste your full boot dmesg.

I wouldn’t be surprised if something has frazled the ethernet card, the laptop has been used, and will hopefully be used again, while connected to a tether for a small ROV. Your help is much appreciated
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FreeBSD clang version 8.0.1 (tags/RELEASE_801/final 366581) (based on LLVM 8.0.1)
VT(vga): text 80x25
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz (1696.18-MHz K8-class CPU)
Origin=“GenuineIntel” Id=0x306a9 Family=0x6 Model=0x3a Stepping=9
AMD Features=0x28100800<SYSCALL,NX,RDTSCP,LM>
AMD Features2=0x1
Structured Extended Features=0x281<FSGSBASE,SMEP,ERMS>
XSAVE Features=0x1
TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
real memory = 4294967296 (4096 MB)
avail memory = 3660152832 (3490 MB)
Event timer “LAPIC” quality 600
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s) x 2 hardware threads
random: unblocking device.
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
Launching APs: 1 3 2
Timecounter “TSC” frequency 1696182199 Hz quality 1000
random: entropy device external interface
kbd1 at kbdmux0
000.000023 [4335] netmap_init netmap: loaded module
[ath_hal] loaded
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (vesa, 0xffffffff81128f90, 0) error 19
random: registering fast source Intel Secure Key RNG
random: fast provider: “Intel Secure Key RNG”
vtvga0: on motherboard
cryptosoft0: on motherboard
acpi0: on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
cpu0: on acpi0
hpet0: iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff on acpi0
Timecounter “HPET” frequency 14318180 Hz quality 950
Event timer “HPET” frequency 14318180 Hz quality 550
Event timer “HPET1” frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
Event timer “HPET2” frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
Event timer “HPET3” frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
Event timer “HPET4” frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
atrtc0: port 0x70-0x77 irq 8 on acpi0
atrtc0: Warning: Couldn’t map I/O.
atrtc0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 1.000000s
Event timer “RTC” frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
attimer0: port 0x40-0x43,0x50-0x53 irq 0 on acpi0
Timecounter “i8254” frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
Event timer “i8254” frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
Timecounter “ACPI-fast” frequency 3579545 Hz quality 900
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x408-0x40b on acpi0
acpi_ec0: <Embedded Controller: GPE 0x17> port 0x62,0x66 on acpi0
pcib0: port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: on pcib0
vgapci0: port 0x4000-0x403f mem 0xf0000000-0xf03fffff,0xe0000000-0xefffffff irq 16 at device 2.0 on pci0
vgapci0: Boot video device
xhci0: <Intel Panther Point USB 3.0 controller> mem 0xf2700000-0xf270ffff irq 21 at device 20.0 on pci0
xhci0: 32 bytes context size, 64-bit DMA
xhci0: Port routing mask set to 0xffffffff
usbus0 on xhci0
usbus0: 5.0Gbps Super Speed USB v3.0
pci0: at device 22.0 (no driver attached)
ehci0: <Intel Panther Point USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xf271a000-0xf271a3ff irq 16 at device 26.0 on pci0
usbus1: EHCI version 1.0
usbus1 on ehci0
usbus1: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
hdac0: mem 0xf2710000-0xf2713fff irq 22 at device 27.0 on pci0
pcib1: irq 16 at device 28.0 on pci0
pci1: on pcib1
pci1: at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
pcib2: irq 17 at device 28.1 on pci0
pci2: on pcib2
iwn0: <Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230> mem 0xf1d00000-0xf1d01fff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci2
pcib3: irq 19 at device 28.3 on pci0
pci3: on pcib3
re0: <RealTek 8168/8111 B/C/CP/D/DP/E/F/G PCIe Gigabit Ethernet> port 0x2000-0x20ff mem 0xf0c04000-0xf0c04fff,0xf0c00000-0xf0c03fff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci3
re0: Using 1 MSI-X message
re0: turning off MSI enable bit.
re0: ASPM disabled
re0: Chip rev. 0x2c800000
re0: MAC rev. 0x00100000
miibus0: on re0
rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
rgephy0: none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, 1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
re0: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
re0: Ethernet address: b8:88:e3:ef:76:76
re0: netmap queues/slots: TX 1/256, RX 1/256
ehci1: <Intel Panther Point USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xf2719000-0xf27193ff irq 23 at device 29.0 on pci0
usbus2: EHCI version 1.0
usbus2 on ehci1
usbus2: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
isab0: at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: on isab0
ahci0: port 0x4088-0x408f,0x409c-0x409f,0x4080-0x4087,0x4098-0x409b,0x4060-0x407f mem 0xf2718000-0xf27187ff irq 19 at device 31.2 on pci0
ahci0: AHCI v1.30 with 6 6Gbps ports, Port Multiplier not supported
ahcich0: at channel 0 on ahci0
ahcich2: at channel 2 on ahci0
ahciem0: at channel 2147483647 on ahci0
device_attach: ahciem0 attach returned 6
acpi_button0: on acpi0
acpi_lid0: on acpi0
acpi_tz0: on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model Synaptics Touchpad, device ID 0
battery0: on acpi0
acpi_acad0: on acpi0
vga0: at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff pnpid PNP0900 on isa0
est0: on cpu0
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
hdacc0: at cad 0 on hdac0
hdaa0: at nid 1 on hdacc0
pcm0: <Realtek ALC269 (Analog)> at nid 20 and 24 on hdaa0
pcm1: <Realtek ALC269 (Analog)> at nid 21 and 18 on hdaa0
hdacc1: at cad 3 on hdac0
hdaa1: at nid 1 on hdacc1
pcm2: <Intel Panther Point (HDMI/DP 8ch)> at nid 5 on hdaa1
pcm3: <Intel Panther Point (HDMI/DP 8ch)> at nid 6 on hdaa1
ugen0.1: <0x8086 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0
ugen2.1: at usbus2
ugen1.1: at usbus1
uhub0: <0x8086 XHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 3.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
uhub1: <Intel EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus1
uhub2: <Intel EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus2
ada0 at ahcich0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
ada0: <Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB EMT02B6Q> ACS-2 ATA SATA 3.x device
ada0: Serial Number S2R6NB0J509963W
ada0: 600.000MB/s transfers (SATA 3.x, UDMA6, PIO 512bytes)
ada0: Command Queueing enabled
ada0: 238475MB (488397168 512 byte sectors)
ada0: quirks=0x3<4K,NCQ_TRIM_BROKEN>
ada1 at ahcich2 bus 0 scbus1 target 0 lun 0
ada1: <SanDisk SSD U100 24GB 10.56.01> ACS-2 ATA SATA 3.x device
ada1: Serial Number 130438402402
ada1: 300.000MB/s transfers (SATA 2.x, UDMA6, PIO 512bytes)
ada1: Command Queueing enabled
ada1: 22902MB (46905264 512 byte sectors)
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/label/nomadroot [rw,noatime]…
Root mount waiting for: usbus2 usbus1 usbus0
uhub0: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
uhub1: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered
uhub2: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus2 usbus1
ugen1.2: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0024> at usbus1
uhub3 on uhub1
uhub3: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0024, class 9/0, rev 2.00/0.00, addr 2> on usbus1
ugen2.2: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0024> at usbus2
uhub4 on uhub2
uhub4: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0024, class 9/0, rev 2.00/0.00, addr 2> on usbus2
Root mount waiting for: usbus2 usbus1
uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
uhub4: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus2 usbus1
ugen1.3: at usbus1
ugen2.3: at usbus2
ugen1.4: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x07da> at usbus1
ugen2.4: at usbus2
Cuse v0.1.36 @ /dev/cuse
wlan0: Ethernet address: 60:6c:66:45:33:91
lo0: link state changed to UP
re0: link state changed to DOWN
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
wmt0 on uhub3
wmt0: on usbus1
wmt0: 16 contacts and [WH]. Report range [0:0] - [4095:4095]
wmt0: 5 feature report contactsuhid0 on uhub4
uhid0: <STMicroelectronics STM32 eMotion2, class 0/0, rev 2.00/0.14, addr 3> on usbus2
uhid1 on uhub3
uhid1: on usbus1
ubt0 on uhub3
ubt0: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x07da, class 224/1, rev 2.00/78.69, addr 4> on usbus1
WARNING: attempt to domain_add(bluetooth) after domainfinalize()
WARNING: attempt to domain_add(netgraph) after domainfinalize()
ichwd0: on isa0

Uhm, strange… it should work in freebsd but i read other with this problem.

Try with if_re_load="YES in /boot/loader.conf and force ifconfig re0 up …

And view

basic you are wrong network interface

I’m not quite sure what you mean, sorry.
my loader.conf file looks like this -



loader_menu_title=“Welcome to NomadBSD”




Use new virtual terminal driver


Make sure to wait for the root device to appear before trying root mount


Should i insert another line with

The link is totally beyond my level of understanding. With the ‘old’ previously non working now working, mainly, in this other computer i may try a USB copy of Nomad i have lying around. How do i check what version of Nomad, rather than FreeBSD is installed?


I have another, different?, version of Nomad on a USB, i booted with that and the ethernet now works.
How do i know what version of Nomad i’m running? i’ll install the USB version onto the internal but before i do so it might be worth while comparing version?

system parity I suppose it is a matter of firmware. Remember you are using a freebsd system. Therefore: freebsd-version is the command for you.

Note: Is fantastic resource

Hi and thanks.

I’m just not very familiar with this stuff but I have already checked, both the internal and external USB return the following


I was wandering if there was a way to show the specific Nomad identifier, the 1.3* bit.

Never mind, I’ll try fresh install from the ‘working’ USB