Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Man Pages

Man Page or Keyword Search:
Man Architecture
Apropos Keyword Search (all sections) Output format
home | help
xe(4)		       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			 xe(4)

     xe	-- Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet device driver

     device xe

     The xe driver supports PCMCIA Ethernet adapters based on Xircom CE2- and
     CE3-class hardware.  This includes	devices	made by	Xircom along with var-
     ious OEM manufacturers.  The following cards are supported:

	    +o	Xircom CreditCard Ethernet (PS-CE2-10)
	    +o	Xircom CreditCard Ethernet + Modem 28 (PS-CEM-28)
	    +o	Xircom CreditCard Ethernet + Modem 33 (CEM33)
	    +o	Xircom CreditCard 10/100 (CE3, CE3B)
	    +o	Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56 (CEM56)
	    +o	Xircom RealPort	Ethernet 10 (RE10)
	    +o	Xircom RealPort	Ethernet 10/100	(RE100)
	    +o	Xircom RealPort	Ethernet 10/100	+ Modem	56 (REM56, REM56G)
	    +o	Accton Fast EtherCard-16 (EN2226)
	    +o	Compaq Netelligent 10/100 PC Card (CPQ-10/100)
	    +o	Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 PC Card Mobile Adapter 16 (Pro/100
     Other similar devices using the same hardware may also be supported.

     Please note that the xe driver only supports PCMCIA cards and their Eth-
     ernet functions.  xe does not support the on-board	modem device located
     on	some version of	the Ethernet/modem combo cards.	 In particular,	Xircom
     RealPort2 cards are not supported by this driver.

     The xe driver supports the	following media	types:

     autoselect		   Enable autoselection	of media type and options.

     10Base2/BNC	   Select 10Mbps operation on a	BNC coaxial connector.

     10BaseT/UTP	   Select 10Mbps operation on a	RJ-45 connector.

     100BaseTX		   Select 100Mbps operation.

     Note that 100BaseTX operation is not available on CE2-class cards,	while
     the 10Base2/BNC mode is only available on CE2-class cards.	 Full-duplex
     operation is currently not	supported.  For	more information on configur-
     ing network interface devices, see	ifconfig(8).

     xe%d: Cannot allocate ioport
     xe%d: Cannot allocate irq	A fatal	initialization error occurred while
     attempting	to allocate system resources for the card.

     xe%d: Unable to fix your %s combo card  A fatal initialization error
     occurred while attempting to attach an Ethernet/modem combo card.

     xe%d: watchdog timeout: resetting card  The card failed to	generate an
     interrupt acknowledging a transmitted packet.  May	indicate a PCMCIA con-
     figuration	problem.

     xe%d: no carrier  The card	has lost all contact with the network; this
     usually indicates a cable problem.

     pccard(4),	ifconfig(8)

     The xe driver first appeared in FreeBSD 3.3.

     The xe device driver was written by Scott Mitchell	<>.
     This manual page was written by Scott Mitchell <>, and Tom
     Rhodes <>.

     Supported devices will fail to attach on some machines using the NEWCARD
     PC	Card framework.

     Automatic media selection is usually unreliable.

FreeBSD	10.2		       November	04, 2003		  FreeBSD 10.2


Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:

home | help