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VX(4)               FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual (i386)              VX(4)

NAME
     vx - PCI Ethernet device driver

SYNOPSIS
     device vx

DESCRIPTION
     The vx driver provides support for the 3Com 3c590 and 3c595 EtherLink III
     and Fast EtherLink III PCI Ethernet cards in 10 Mbps mode.  The medium
     selection can be influenced by the following link flags to the
     ifconfig(8) command:

     link0   Use the AUI port.
     link1   Use the BNC port.
     link2   Use the UTP port.

DIAGNOSTICS
     vx%d: not configured; kernel is built for only %d devices.  There are not
     enough devices in the kernel configuration file for the number of
     adapters present in the system.  Add devices to the configuration file,
     rebuild the kernel, and reboot.

     All other diagnostics indicate either a hardware problem or a bug in the
     driver.

CAVEATS
     Some early-revision 3c590 cards are defective and suffer from many
     receive overruns, which cause lost packets.  The author has attempted to
     implement a test for it based on the information supplied by 3Com, but
     the test resulted mostly in spurious warnings.

     The performance of this driver is somewhat limited by the fact that it
     uses only polled-mode I/O and does not make use of the bus-mastering
     capability of the cards.

BUGS
     The vx driver is known not to reset the adapter correctly following a
     warm boot on some systems.

     The vx driver has not been exhaustively tested with all the models of
     cards that it claims to support.

SEE ALSO
     arp(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY
     The vx device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.  It was derived from
     the ep driver, from which it inherits most of its limitations.

AUTHORS
     The vx device driver and this manual page were written by Fred Gray
     <fgray@rice.edu>, based on the work of Herb Peyerl and with the
     assistance of numerous others.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE        January 15, 1996        FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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