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Intel 8th Gen Core Platform (B360 and others) #2451
I've built a small router based on PC parts, rather recent. I'm using the Gigabyte B360N WiFi motherboard which has a dual NIC:
Installation and boot of OPNsense 18.1.8 worked flawlessly! But the i219-V NIC is not recognised. Only the igb driver is loaded (for the i211 NIC) and I can configure this interface. But the em driver (which should recognise the i219-V NIC) does not see any other NIC.
It seems that the FreeBSD core is not yet compatible with Intel 8th Generation Core CPUs, at least with respect to the embedded NIC inside B360 chipset (and potentially other chipset that support this new Coffee Lake family).
PS: I've tried FreeBSD 11.1 which also failed to recognised the other NIC. However, Ubuntu 18.04 (based on using Linux kernel 4.15) recognised both NIC.
PS2: I still have installed OPNsense at the moment. But in the coming days I will wipe it and install Ubuntu and create a simple router from scratch while waiting for FreeBSD to support this newer generation. If you would like any logs or command output, I can still provide them in the coming days.
Indeed, I've booted the installation media for FreeBSD 11.2 RC2 and I can see an
On OPNsense 18.1.9 I have this:
On FreeBSD 11.2 RC2 I have: