Identical network card

Stacey Roberts sroberts at
Tue Sep 3 19:00:35 BST 2002

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Hi Paul,=20
   Thank you very much for your assistance and clarity in answers.

I'll now proceed with my task..

Thanks again.


On Tue, 2002-09-03 at 18:49, Paul Civati wrote:
> Stacey Roberts <stacey at> wrote:
> > The nics are both pci (one is already installed and working fine), so
> > I'm presuming that its the first of your two options I'll be interested
> > in here.
> Yes.
> > For clarity's sake, please proof my understanding of what you've
> > suggested here:
> >=20
> > 1] Insert second nic into available slot
> > 2] Boot FBSD box
> > 3] Both configured nics should then appear in dmesg?
> Correct.
> Only possible issue, may be the NIC interface numbering, ie. you might
> find your current NIC then becomes say fxp1 and the new card may take
> over as fxp0.  Purely because I expect the kernel probes things on
> what it sees first, and you don't have control over that.  But you can
> easily adjust your cabling and interface configuration if that happens.
> > I take it that as the current custom kernel already has support for the
> > first nic compiled in, there is no need to recompile the kernel for the
> > additional nic.
> Yep, that should be fine.
> -Paul-
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Stacey Roberts
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