Network driver issue

Hi people :slight_smile:

I’m testing the R1 Alpha3 release - just for fun; I come from the Linux world, but I think Haiku is pretty cool.

Anyway, I installed as a Vmware (v3.1.4) virtual machine - no problems there. Haiku starts up just fine but I cannot get a a network device. From listdev I have:

device Network controller (Ethernet controller) [2|0|0]
vendor 1022: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
device 2000: 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]

But the preferences->network dialog has an empty adapter dropdown list and an empty network dropdown list. Also the /dev/net directory is empty.

Any suggestions?



I found the “Devices” app. In the “Detailed” tab of the network controller it lists “Device paths” and “Driver used” as “Not implemented”. Does that mean the kernel was not able to find a driver?

Oh, and in the mouse preferences there is some weird behaviour when I select focus mode. I cannot make the choice from the dropdown list entry with the mouse, I have to press enter for the app to register my choice.

Found a solution in:

Haiku does not like the vlance driver that is used with the virtual PCnet32 LANCE hardware that Vmware is trying to use. You need to make sure that the .vmx configuration file is in the same folder as the .vmdk file.

If you have lost your .vmx file download a new one from here: