freebsd.txt Driver File Contents (lan.zip)

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*                       VIA PCI FAST Ethernet Adapter                       *
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*                        Ethernet Driver for FreeBSD                        *
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*                           v2.03   Jan. 2001                               *
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Introduction:
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  The Fast Ethernet 10/100M FreeBSD driver is enclosed. This document shows you how to 
  setup the driver.

Contents of the Subdirectory:
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    freebsd.txt           This file.
    freebsd.tar           Tar file include the following file list 
    if_fet.c              The FreeBSD driver source code
    if_fet.h              The FreeBSD driver header file

Installation:
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    1) Put the driver disc in Drive A. Under the prompt, type "mount_msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt".
       Then, type "cp /mnt/freebsd.tar /usr/src/sys/pci".

    2) Type the following commands:
       (a) "cd /usr/src/sys/pci"
       (b) "tar xvf freebsd.tar"
       (c) "cd /usr/src/sys/conf"
       (d) "ee files"

    3) Under editing file 'files'
       (a) In FREEBSD 3.x , please add one line as below:
           "pci/if_fet.c		optional	fet	device-driver"
           and mark this line as below:
           "#pci/if_vr.c		optional	vr	device-driver"
       (b) In FREEBSD 4.x , please add one line as below:
           "pci/if_fet.c		optional	fet"
           and mark this line as below:
           "#pci/if_vr.c		optional	vr"
       Then, save the file. It's important to mark if_vr.c, or you will use the
       old driver.
       
			        
    4) Type the following commands:
       (a) "cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf"
       (b) "cp GENERIC SERVER"
       (c) "ee SERVER"
       
    5) Under editing file 'SERVER', finding the division of NIC setting, and insert one line
       as below:
       "device fet0"
       And ,mark this line as below:
       "#device vr0"
       Then, save the file. It's important to mark device vr0, or you will use the
       old driver.

    6) Now, it's ready to recompile kernel; type the following commands:
       (a) cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
       (b) config SERVER
       (c) cd /usr/src/sys/compile/SERVER
       (d) make depend all install

    7) Before rebooting, make sure the network-related files under /etc are well-configured. 
       The files are listed below:
       (a) /etc/hosts
       (b) /etc/resolv.conf
       (c) /etc/host.conf
       (d) /etc/rc.conf

    8) Now, get ready to reboot, type "sync;sync;sync", and "shutdown -r now".
       
    9) Under the newly compiled kernel, type "ifconfig -a", and you can see a new device fet0 (not vr0).
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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